North East Land, Sea and Air Museums

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Our vision.... is to create a high quality museum and visitor attraction for the North East of England that will interpret the museums collection and social history archive in an enjoyable and engaging manner.

Our mission.... is to increase knowledge and understanding of industrial and scientific developments in aviation in the twentieth century as well as telling the story of conflicts through the experiences and achievements of the service personnel and civilians in the North East of England during that period.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Summer Months (1st April until 31st October)
Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

Winter Months (1st November until 31st March)
Daily 10:00am until dusk

Closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day

Last admissions 1 hour before closing.

Admission charges

Adults £5.00
Children (5-16) £3.00
Concessions £3.00
Family ticket (2 adults with two children) £13.00
Under 5's free

Getting there

By Car
From Newcastle / Gateshead - Pick up the A184 travel East towards Sunderland. At the junction of the A184 / A19 turn right, join the A19 for about 500 yards then, exit 1st left sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

From Teeside - Follow the A19 North as you pass the Nissan Car Plant exit left, sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

From South Shields - Head West, join the A19 head South after crossing the A184 exit left, sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

From Sunderland - Head West, join the A19 head North as you pass the Nissan Car Plant exit left, sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

By Bus
Bus 56 from Newcastle and Sunderland or 50/50a from Durham and South Shields - get off at Nissan offices stop and follow the museum signs

Collection details

Aviation, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • First Generation Jet Aircraft (Military): English Electric Canberra TT.18 (B.2) WJ639
  • Gloster Meteor F.8 WL181
  • Gloster Meteor NF.11 WD790
  • De Havilland D.H.100 Vampire FB.5 VV217
  • De Havilland D.H.115 Vampire T.11 WZ518
  • Second Generation Jet Aircraft (Military): Hawker Hunter F.51 E-419
  • Dassault Mystere IVA 146
  • North American NA-173 (F-86D) Saber 51-6151
  • Supermarine 546 Swift F.4 WK198, fuselage only
  • Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 52-6541
  • De Havilland D.H.112 Sea Venom FAW.21 XG680
  • Avro 698 Vulcan B.2 XL319
  • Supersonic Aircraft: English Electric P.26 Lightning F.53 ZF594
  • North American NA-223 (F-100D) Super Saber 42157
  • Trainers: De Havilland D.H.C.1 Chipmunk T.10 WB685
  • Hunting-Percival P.84 Jet Provost T.4 XP627
  • Lockheed 580 (T-33A) Shooting Star 54439
  • Passenger Aircraft: De Havilland D.H.106 Comet 4C G-BEEX
  • Handley Page H.P.137 Jetstream (C-10A) (nose section mockup)
  • Short SD.3-30 Variant 100 G-OGIL
  • Utility Aircraft: Vickers 659 Valetta C.2 VX577 RIP
  • Military Turboprops
  • Fabrica Militar de Aviones IA.58A Pucara A-522
  • Helicopters:
  • Westland-Sikorsky WS-51 Dragonfly HR.5 (HR.3) WG724
  • Aerospatiale SA.341 XW276
  • Westland-Aerospatiale SA.341G Gazelle Srs.1 G-SFTA
  • Bolkow 105
  • Bristol 171 Sycamore III WA577
  • Brown Helicopter BAPC.96
  • Westland-Bell 47G-3B-1 Sioux AH.1 XT236
  • Westland-Sikorsky WS-55 Whirlwind HAR.9 (HAS.7) XN258
  • Westland-Sikorsky WS-51A Widgeon Srs.2 G-APTW
  • Early Military Aircraft:
  • Avro 652A Anson C.19 TX213
  • Fairey Firefly AS.5 VT409, rear fuselage
  • Fairey Firefly AS.5 WD889, front fuselage
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Heinkel He-111 (remains)
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Aero & Engineering Services Lone Ranger G-MBDL
  • Austin Whippet (R) 'K158'
  • Bensen B-7 Gyroglider BAPC.119
  • Luton Major
  • Luton L.A.4 Minor BAPC.97
  • Mignet HM-14 Pou de Ciel (R) 'G-ADVU'
  • Olympus Hang-Glider BAPC.228
  • Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1 WZ767

Getting there

By Car
From Newcastle / Gateshead - Pick up the A184 travel East towards Sunderland. At the junction of the A184 / A19 turn right, join the A19 for about 500 yards then, exit 1st left sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

From Teeside - Follow the A19 North as you pass the Nissan Car Plant exit left, sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

From South Shields - Head West, join the A19 head South after crossing the A184 exit left, sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

From Sunderland - Head West, join the A19 head North as you pass the Nissan Car Plant exit left, sign posted (Nissan Offices) and Aircraft Museum, then follow brown signs.

By Bus
Bus 56 from Newcastle and Sunderland or 50/50a from Durham and South Shields - get off at Nissan offices stop and follow the museum signs

North East Land, Sea and Air Museums
Old Washington Road
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR5 3HZ
England

Website

www.nelsam.org.uk/

E-mail

Info@NELSAM.org.uk

Telephone

0191 519 0662

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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