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“Hidden Gem!”

City of Norwich Aviation Museum
Ranked #18 of 149 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum has a large display of WWII vehicles.
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Thank you to Terry & RAF chaps for an amazing your round today! Very informative, we learnt so much, they had time for you! X well worth the money....for adults & children!

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Whilst we were in the area we passed this museum and decided to visit. What a hidden gem this museum is - entry is cheap at £4.30 and then there are the excellent optional tours of both the Nimord and Vulcan at an amazing £1.50 a head which I really recommend.

Visiting on a cold Sunday November afternoon proved to be a blessing in disguise as we got to spend a lot of time with the volunteers and in the planes themselves.

The Museum consists of a number of exhibition rooms, with displays covering the history of the RAF in Norfolk from the outset and the role of foreign service personnel especially during the War years. The displays are well laid out, informative and numerous. Outside there are a number of planes within their collection but the highlight for me was being able to sit in the pilots seat of the Vulcan (be warned you have to climb a ladder for this experience so it would not be suitable for people with mobility issues). The volunteers are incredibly informative and make this experience with their knowledge and passion.

There is a small gift shop and cafe on site (all the site is flat and easily accessible to those with mobility issues).

I wouldn't say this is the best aviation museum in the country, but for what it is and how this is staffed and run it is well worth a visit.

2  Thank FredaAtTheHelm
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

on a recent trip to the Norfolk coast I decided to check out the aviation museum next to Norwich airport and Found it to be time well spent.
Definitely worth alook

1  Thank ibo789
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

A few common aircraft and poor indoor displays. The one person on duty obviously didn't want to be there as even taking our admission fee seemed to be too much of an effort. There are better free aviation museum.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was my first trip to this museum with my son. We went on a photographic jaunt and were not let down. This volunteer run museum competes with the bigger museums. It has an overall professional attraction feel without losing the sense of a group of members who run it. There are indoor displays which are equally as interesting as the aeroplane exhibits outside. A very reasonable entrance fee, so when a small extra charge for a guided tour of the Nimrod it wasn't so bad. A small tea shop, which was absolutely immaculate, serves tea, coffee and soft drinks. A small selection of cakes and confectionery was on display along with ice creams. There are picnic tables and chairs dotted about, so taking your own lunch is not a problem.
The exhibits are well displayed with info panels in large lettering at the nose of each plane. at some steps with handrails are alongside to enable a view into the cockpit. A large tented area houses a collection of engines and cockpit with viewing rails. Displays in other buildings are around the site. Take the guided tour of the Nimrod if you get a chance it is well worth the little extra charge. Wheelchairs can get about the site, but as the exhibits are on grass it may be a little difficult if it has been unduly wet. As the museum is run by volunteers it is wise to check the opening times. Today (Sunday was 12 - 5) You could easily spend all this time here if you include reading all the info that goes along with the indoor exhibits. Young and old would enjoy no doubt!

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