Newark Air Museum
Average time spent – 2.5+ hours.
Things to do at Newark Air Museum review
This is a large museum which is run as a charity. Located on Winthorpe Showground a former World War II training base and opened back in 1973 it is now home to a wide range of over 70 aircraft and cockpits which you can see located around a series of hangars, buildings and also outside. As well as its range of aircraft there is also a series of exhibitions, this includes some interactive and hands-on exhibits which kids will enjoy.
This is a great museum for anyone that loves aircraft with lots to see and look at. It is not for everyone though and although our toddler loved it and enjoyed exploring I don’t think he would be as enthusiastic now he is older.
Sometimes they hold cockpit opening days which means you can have a really good look around some of the planes by climbing in them yourselves. A lot of people make the visit due to it being home to the popular Vulcan aircraft.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling limited cold and hot food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Home to a wide range of over 70 aircraft and cockpits which you can see located around a series of hangars, buildings and also outside. Including interactive exhibits. There are toilets, a shop and a small cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Between £8 to £12 per adult. Under 5’s are free and children 5+ £4.50.
Opening: Newark air museum is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: The Showground, Drove Ln, Winthorpe, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY, Nottinghamshire, England. Phone: 01636 707170
Category – Museum, mostly indoors – Suitable for all ages with an interest in aircraft.
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