Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum
Drove Lane
NG24 2NY




01636 707170


01636 707170

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View inside Display Hangar 2 at Newark Air Museum
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The museum has been open to the general public since April 1973. The Museum Archive is available for use via prior arnagement with the Curator on 01636 705585. Guided tours can be arranged but pre-booking is required.

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Opening hours

The museum is open everyday. March to October 10am - 5pm, November to February 10am-4pm. Other times by prior arrangement.

Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Admission charges

Adults £7.00, Over 60s £6.00, Children £4.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) only £20.00 Special rates for the disabled, students, UB40 holders and parties of 15 plus are available on application.

Additional info

Find time to pause for a break in our Café. You can choose from a selection of snacks, sandwiches and a range of hot or cold drinks, reasonably priced these are prepared fresh to order.

The museum's collection currently stands at 68 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. These include transport, training and reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters and a diverse selection of jet fighters and bombers.

These aircraft feature heavily in the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage Register in which the museum achieved: 10 National Benchmark airframes (the top listing possible) 29 Significant airframes and 18 Noteworthy airframes.

Our small artefact and photographic displays reflect many hitherto un-represented aspects of aviation history:

* Personal effects of a local airman who served in the Royal Flying Corps World War 1 and as a World War 2 aircrew training instructor
* The history of RAF Winthorpe a World War 2 bomber training base
* Royal Observer Corps dioramas
* Survival gear worn by aircrews in the combat environment
* Post war air to air missile display
* Extensive aero engine collection and display
* Two under cover aircraft display hangars now open to the public

Our collection of aero engines now totals 35, with types on display ranging from the Rolls Royce Merlin to the Napier NRE 11 rocket engine.

Collection details

Aviation, Land Transport, Social History, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Aircraft parts display

World War One displays opened

  • 10 July 2014 — 31 March 2015 *on now

The Hangar 1 display features various wooden propellers, from a variety of World War One aircraft types, plus the Palmer Cord aircraft tyres the display also incorporates various period items of flying clothing; helmet, goggles, Sam Brown belt, a Balloon Observers coat, RFC flying boots; and hand-held ‘camera-gun’.

In the Small Objects Exhibition Hall, there is a new display of hand carved wooden models, which depict a wide range of World War One era British, French and German fighter planes. This display is supported by a series of personal stories from local military personnel that fought in the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £7.50; Over 60s £6.50; Children £4.00