Fenland and 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.co.uk

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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

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 2014: Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum

  • 11 — 14 September 2014

Fenland & West Norfolk Aircraft Preservation Society is responsible for setting up the museum and was formed in the mid-1970s. The museum holds many interesting collections of aviation archaeology. All the exhibits (except the aircraft) are housed in purpose built premises comprising of three large themed halls, with interactive displays and well-lit cabinets. It is hoped to have the recently acquired Shackleton cockpit open for viewing.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

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

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