Royal Air Force Marham Aviation Heritage Centre
Preserving the spirit of the Royal Air Force since 1916
The Heritage Centre tells the story of RAF Marham and aviation in East Anglia, from its beginnings as a Royal Flying Corps Home Defence Airfield in 1916 through to the Second World War, the Cold War, today’s modern operations and the Tornado GR4. It also looks forward to the arrival of the F35 Lightning with No. 617 Squadron ‘The Dambusters’.
It provides a fitting tribute to all ex and serving members and is a lasting historical legacy to the enduring memory of the last RAF Airbase in Norfolk. The centre promotes the historical aspects of the airbase whilst encouraging learning through respect for those who have given their lives in the service of their country in all conflicts since 1916.
Heritage Centre staff are currently creating an archive of material, capturing, archiving and referencing photographs, documents and artefacts from the base and the RAF in Norfolk. This archive is available to be viewed on request.
Things to see include:
WE177 Freefall Nuclear Bomb
Skyshadow Electronic Counter Measures Pod
Victor Bomber Ejection Seat
Historic Uniform Displays
Tornado Ejection Seat
WWI Air Gunners Memorial
RAF Marham War Memorial and Memorial Wall
Wellington and Mosquito Propellers
A historic timeline of the history of the base
The Centre engages with schools, colleges, cadet forces, veterans groups and associations, and the public, in an atmosphere of remembrance, respect and learning.
Group bookings are welcomed and include a 1.5 hour historical walk around tour where a member of staff (subject to operational commitments) will talk about the history of the base and its squadrons. Maximum 20 people. Contact the curator for availability.
The Aviation Art Gallery sells original aviation art and prints, some of which are limited edition.
The RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre is a Registered Charity, no 1169314, and welcomes donations to improve displays and pay for archiving material, photographs and ephemera and artefacts.
To find out more please contact the Curator Mr Steve Roberts MBE RAF Ret’d.
Travel and parking
From the A47 follow the signs for RAF Marham. The Aviation Heritage Centre is located next to the main entrance to the base. Postcode for Sat Nav: PE33 9ND
There is free parking behind the RAF Marham shopping complex next to the Heritage Centre.
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Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Last Saturday of the month 9.30am- 4.00pm
Last entry 3.00pm
Free (donations welcomed)
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