City of Norwich Aviation Museum
Norfolk’s flying past and present
Over a dozen complete aircraft are on display ranging from the tiny wooden Evans VP-2 all the way up to a huge Vulcan B.2 and the Nimrod MR2. Displays showcase East Anglia’s rich aviation history taking in RAF and USAAF bases in World War II, helicopters, uniforms, link trainers and the search and rescue service. You can look inside the cockpits of fighter jets and a Cold War bomber and find out how a Norwich firm which started as an ironmongers in 1797, went on to become Boulton and Paul Aircraft Ltd. Vulcan cockpit and Nimrod tours (extra charge; subject to availability)Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Other good things to do nearby
Aylsham, a pretty market town, is a 10 minute drive away (continue North on the A140) with Blickling Hall just beyond, and the Bure Valley Railway offering steam train journeys. The Black Boys Inn on Aylsham market place has good food at a good price. Aviation and defence enthusiasts will also want to visit the Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum at nearby Neatishead.
Travel and parking
Just off the A140 Norwich to Cromer road, between the Airport and Horsham St Faith. Follow the brown signs for “Aviation Museum” and don’t miss the brown sign on the bus shelter opposite the church. Free parking on site.
Sanders Coaches service 44 from Castle Meadow in Norwich stops in Horsham St Faith, a 10 minute walk from the museum (follow the brown signs).
1 April to 31 October
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 12 noon to 5pm
1st November 2016 to 31st March
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10am to 4pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 3pm
Child (8-16) £2.30
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £13.50
Children under 8 years of age FREE if accompanied by a paying adult.
Annual Pass 2017
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £20
Facilities and access
Telephone for further accessibility details.