City of Norwich Aviation Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Horsham St Faith, Norfolk
SatNav: Region:
NR10 3JF East Anglia
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 25 Open

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What’s Here

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is located at the edge of Norwich Airport, allowing viewing of airport activity. The internal displays trace the history of aviation in Norfolk, particularly at RAF Horsham St Faith and in the Norwich area. One hall is devoted to the work of 100 Group, RAF Bomber Command, the radio countermeasures unit and the presence of the USAAF 8th Air Force in East Anglia during World War Two.

Directions

In Horsham St Faith village, 3 miles north of Norwich. Turn right at church in the village. Signposted off the A140 Norwich-Cromer road. No access from Norwich Airport.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

April 1 – October 31: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm; November 1 – March 31: Wednesday & Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Admission:

See official site for details.

Amenities:

Picnic area, Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop.

Whirlwind HAR.10 XP355 (photo, Dan Lord) T-33A 16718 (photo, Dan Lord)
Dassault Mystere IVA 121 (photo, Dan Lord) Gloster Meteor F.8 WK654 (photo, Dan Lord)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XM612 Avro Vulcan B.2 XM612 Complete Displayed
WH984 BAC Canberra B.15 WH984 Nose Displayed
WJ633 BAC Canberra T.17A WJ633 Nose Stored
ZF592* BAC Lightning F.53 53-686 Complete Displayed
XN961 Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 XN961 Nose Displayed
G-OVNE Cessna 401 G-OVNE Complete Displayed
121 Dassault Mystere IVA 121 Complete Displayed
G-BTAZ Evans VP-2 Volksplane G-BTAZ Complete Displayed
G-BHMY Fokker F.27 Friendship G-BHMY Complete Displayed
‘WL135’ Gloster Meteor F.8 WK654 Complete Displayed
WM267 Gloster Meteor NF.11 WM267 Cockpit Stored
G-ASKK Handley Page Herald 211 G-ASKK Complete Displayed
‘XE683’ Hawker Hunter F.51 E-409 Complete Displayed
‘XG168’ Hawker Hunter F.6A XG172 Complete Displayed
XW268 Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.4N XW268 Wreck Displayed
XV255 Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 XV255 Complete Displayed
16718 Lockheed T-33A 16718 Complete Displayed
XV426 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2 XV426 Nose Displayed
3088 Meggitt Banshee 800 drone 3088 Complete Displayed
G-ASAT Morane Saulnier MS880B Rallye G-ASAT Complete Displayed
XX109 SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX109 Complete Displayed
XZ375 SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XZ375 Nose Displayed
XX830 SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A XX830 Nose Displayed
XP458 Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1 XP458 Complete Displayed
Supermarine Scimitar Cockpit Displayed
Westland Whirlwind I Cockpit Replica Displayed
XP355 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XP355 Complete Displayed

* = Wings for ZF592 are from ZF589.
Notes: Javelin XH767 has moved to the Yorkshire Air Museum. Lightning F.6 nose XS899 has moved to Binbook. Shackleton T.4 cockpit VP263 has moved elsewhere.

More Information

City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Old Norwich Road, Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 3JF. Tel: 01603 893080. Website: City of Norwich Aviation Museum.

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Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, and Sunday 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Hunter F.6A XG172
(photo, Dan Lord)
Hunter F.51 ‘XF383’
(photo, Dan Lord)
Fokker F.27 G-BHMY
(photo, Dan Lord)
Herald 211 G-ASKK
(photo, Dan Lord)
Frazer Nash Gun Turret
(photo, Andy McGuire)
Remains of P-51B Mustang
(photo, Andy McGuire)
Lightning ZF 592 fuselage
(photo, Andy McGuire)
Lightning ZF 592 nose
(photo, Andy McGuire)
Vulcan XM612 nose
(photo, Andy McGuire)
Vulcan pilots view
(photo, Andy McGuire)
Avro Vulcan B.2 XM612 (photo, Dan Lord)

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  1. We’re visiting a very good friend in Norwich and taking my aeroplane-mad preschooler next weekend so will definitely have to bring her here – she’ll be in her element.

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