Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum

Anderson Shelter at Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum

One of the finest and most interesting collections of aviation archaeology in the United Kingdom. All the exhibits (except the aircraft) are housed in purpose built premises comprising of three large themed halls, with interactive displays, well lit cabinets and structured themes. FAWNAPS is the Society responsible for the setting up and running of the museum. The Society was formed during the mid 1970's. As well as the work involved (all voluntary) in the running of the museum, the Society, still actively involved in the research and recovery of aircraft, holds meetings twice monthly on Thursday evenings.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Good Friday to last Sunday in October, weekends and bank holidays 0930-1700.

Admission charges

Adults £2.50
Senior Citizens £1.50
Under 13s free
Groups (10+)

A splendid collection of memorabilia, mostly associated with aviation past and present, including the second world war, Falklands conflict and Desert Storm. We have the cockpit from one of the two MiG 29's which collided at RAF Fairford (both pilots escaped injury) - the only MiG 29 cockpit in the UK!

Collection details

Aviation, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • MiG 29 cockpit
  • English Electric Lightning T5
  • Hunting Jet Provost T3
  • DeHavilland Vampire T11
  • Rolls Royce Merlin Engines
  • Jet Provost Systems Trainer
  • Aviation Artefacts
  • Uniforms and Militaria
  • Weapons and Armour
  • Boeing 747 Simulator
  • Model Aircraft
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

Members will be on site to answer questions, give guided tours and provide information on the conservation and preservation of exhibits. Music of the wartime years will be playing.

The Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum was opened in the late 1980's and has expanded massively, and continues to do so with new exhibits coming in all the time. The Museum has a superb collection of Aviation Archaeology from various aircraft recovered from the Fens. All the exhibits (except some of the aircraft) are housed in purpose built premises, comprising four large themed halls, illustrating all facets of Aviation, some of the Cockpits may be open, depending on the weather.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/fenland-west-norfolk-aviation-museum

Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum
Fenland & West Norfolk Aircraft Preservation Society
Old Lynn Road
West Walton, nr Wisbech
Cambridgeshire
PE14 7DA
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.fawnaps.webs.com

E-mail

w.welbourne346@btinternet.com

Telephone

01945 461771

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