Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
SatNav: Region:
PE14 7DA East Anglia
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Interest Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 12 Open

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What’s Here

The main museum display comprises are large number of exhibits recovered from aircraft ‘digs’ in the surrounding area. The aircraft park includes the cockpit from one of the MiG-29s which collided at RAF Fairford in 1995. Aircraft cockpits are open for inspection when weather permits.

Directions

At Bambers Garden Centre, Old Lynn Road, West Walton Highway, 3 miles north-east of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Off the A47/B198 junction and signposted from the A47.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Weekends and Bank Holidays 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Good Friday to last Sunday in October. Other times by appointment.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

Vampire T.11 XD434 (photo, Allan Barley) Lightning T.5 XS459 (photo, Allan Barley)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
WR971 Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR971 Fuselage Displayed
XM402 BAC Jet Provost T.3 XM402 Complete Displayed
XM468 BAC Jet Provost T.3 XM468 Nose Displayed
BAC Jet Provost Procedures Trainer Displayed
XS420 BAC Lightning T.5* XS420 Complete Displayed
XS459 BAC Lightning T.5 XS459 Complete Displayed
Boeing 747 Cockpit Displayed
XD434 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD434 Complete Displayed
XN983 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XN983 Nose Displayed
526 Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum 526 Cockpit Displayed
G-ARNH Piper PA-22 Colt 108 G-ARNH Complete Off Site
XP488 Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1 XP488 Complete Displayed

* Currently off site at Walpole St Andrew for restoration work.

More Information

Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum, Old Lynn Road, West Walton, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE14 7DA. Tel: 01945 461771. Website: FAWNAPS

Jet Provost T.3 XM402 (photo, Allan Barley)

Any additional photographs illustrating this museum would be welcome.
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9 thoughts on “Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum

  1. i was wondering about admission prices and times as i had been told that the museum was no longer open to the public

  2. Need crash location 375th FS 361st FG 1 Nov 44
    Beechamwell Norfolk 2 mi SE Swaffham
    P 51D
    Plt James Eason
    Acc No. 45-11-01-519
    Ser No 44-14181

  3. Visited 12 June 2011 ,good thriving museum with many exhibits in a well laid out manner. Very good guide who explained the various displays. Good refreshments close by.

  4. Regarding the XD434de Havilland Vampire T.11, I have a photogragh of this plane c. 1970’s with what we think are Swiss markings. The picture was taken at Mechanics of Fluid Lab, Barton. Great to see it on show for everyone to enjoy.

  5. Hi regarding p51 crash at beachamwell, I may be able to help regarding crash location please get in touch if you still want information.

  6. Hi do you have any info or relicts from Halifax Bomber MZ516 MP-V that crashed 02 02 1945 at Banham? I am researching this as my uncle was flight engineer aboard.

    Regards
    Tim Mock

  7. JT Caley,

    I am the brother of J Barton Williams. If you see this we still would like to figure out where the crash site is.

  8. My father Ronald Wheatley was apparently Bob Aimer on the flight MZ516 that came down over Norfolk in 1945. He was trained as a navigator, but volunteered for this flight since they were short of crew. Just one of three crew that bailed out. My father died recently aged 93, was not at all talkative about the war, so we have been researching this a little more. We have his gold caterpillar (given I believe by the parachute company) which we knew nothing about.

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