Newark Air Museum

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Key Facts

Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire
SatNav: Region:
NG24 2NY East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 71 Open

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What’s Here

First opened in April 1973, the Newark Air Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary in April 1998. It features an expanding collection of well looked after exhibits, including a number of unique or significant airframes. All are maintained in good condition. Access can be gained to the interior of the Hastings and Shackleton for modest fee. There is an extensive under-cover display area.


2 miles north-east of Newark, off the A46 Lincoln Road, on the Newark Showground. Signposted from the A1.

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Opening Hours:

Open daily except December 24-26 and January 1st. March-October every day 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (including weekends & Bank Holidays); November-February every day 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.


See official website for details.


Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Facilities for the Disabled.

Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977 Hastings T.5 TG517
Meteor FR.9 VZ608 Meteor NF.12 WS692

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XN819 AW Argosy C.1 XN819 Cockpit Displayed
G-MNRT Aviasud Sirocco G-MNRT Complete Displayed
VL348 Avro Anson C.19 VL348 Complete Displayed
WB491 Avro Ashton 2 WB491 Fuselage Displayed
W4964 Avro Lancaster W4964 Fuselage Displayed
WR977 Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977 Complete Displayed
XM594 Avro Vulcan B.2 XM594 Complete Displayed
WV787 BAC Canberra B(I).8 WV787 Complete Displayed
WH791 BAC Canberra P.R.7 WH791 Complete Displayed
XH177 BAC Canberra PR.9 XH177 Cockpit Displayed
WH863 BAC Canberra T.17 WH863 Nose Displayed
WH904 BAC Canberra T.19 WH904 Complete Displayed
XM383 BAC Jet Provost T.3A XM383 Complete Displayed
XN573 BAC Jet Provost T.3 XN573 Nose Displayed
XS417 BAC Lightning T.5 XS417 Complete Displayed
XB261 Blackburn Beverley C.1 XB261 Cockpit Displayed
WT933 Bristol Sycamore 3 WT933 Complete Displayed
ZA176 British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA.2 ZA176 Complete Displayed
G-APNJ Cessna 310 G-APNJ Complete Displayed
G-BJAD Clutton FRED Srs 2 G-BJAD Complete Displayed
83 Dassault Mystere IVA 83 Complete Displayed
‘G-MAZY’ D.H.82A Tiger Moth ? Complete Displayed
G-AHRI DH Dove 1 G-AHRI Complete Displayed
G-ANXB DH Heron 1B G-ANXB Complete Displayed
XD593 DH Vampire T.11 XD593 Complete Displayed
WW217 DH Sea Venom FAW.22 WW217 Complete Displayed
WX905 DH Venom NF.3 WX905 Complete Displayed
WB624 DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WB624 Complete Being Restored
XP226 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XP226 Complete Displayed
XR534 Folland Gnat T.1 XR534 Complete Displayed
Folland Gnat Cockpit Displayed
VH-UTH General Aircraft Monospar ST.12 VH-UTH Complete Being Restored
XH992 Gloster Javelin FAW.8 XH992 Complete Displayed
VZ608 Gloster Meteor FR.9 engine test-bed VZ608 Complete Displayed
WS692 Gloster Meteor NF.12 WS692 Complete Displayed
WS739 Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS739 Complete Displayed
VZ634 Gloster Meteor T.7 VZ634 Complete Displayed
TG517 Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517 Complete Displayed
WT651 Hawker Hunter F.1 WT651 Complete Displayed
WM913 Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3 WM913 Complete Displayed
XN964 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.1 XN964 Complete Displayed
XJ560 Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ560 Complete Displayed
Lee Richards Annular Biplane BAPC.20 Reproduction Displayed
‘5547’ Lockheed T-33A 19036 Complete Displayed
G-BKPG Luscombe P3 Rattler Strike (microlight) G-BKPG Complete Displayed
G-MJCF Maxair Hummer G-MJCF Complete Displayed
G-MBUE Micro Biplane Super Tiger Cub 440 G-MBUE Complete Displayed
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea BAPC.43 Complete Displayed
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea BAPC.101 Fuselage Displayed
‘458’ Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23ML* 024003607 Complete Displayed
61912507006 Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-27K* 61912507006 Complete Displayed
VH-UTH Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH Complete Displayed
G-APVV Mooney M.20A G-APVV Complete Displayed
54-2223 North American F-100D Super Sabre 54-2223 Complete Displayed
KF532 North American Harvard IIB KF532 Cockpit Displayed
VR249 Percival Prentice T.1 VR249 Complete Displayed
WV606 Percival Provost T.1 WV606 Complete Displayed
G-CCLT Powerchute Kestrel (microlight) G-CCLT Complete Displayed
PZL SZD-30 Pirat glider BGA.1470 Complete Displayed
G-BFTZ SOCATA MB.880B Rallye Club G-BFTZ Complete Displayed
56321 Saab 91B Safir G-BKPY Complete Displayed
AR-107 Saab S.35XD Draken AR-107 Complete Displayed
37918 Saab AJSH 37 Viggen 37918 Complete Displayed
XL764 Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XL764 Complete Displayed
XX634 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 XX634 Complete Displayed
XX492 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1 XX492 Complete Displayed
RA897 Slingsby Cadet TX.1 RA897 Complete Displayed
XA239 Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1 XA239 Complete Displayed
G-AXMB Slingsby Motor Cadet T.7 VM590 Complete Displayed
VM637 Slingsby Tutor Mk.2 VM637 Complete Displayed
XW276 Sud Aviation SA.341 Gazelle prototype XW276 Complete Displayed
WK277 Supermarine Swift FR.5 WK277 Complete Displayed
Supermarine Swift Cockpit Displayed
WF369 Vickers Varsity T.1 WF369 Complete Displayed
G-MBBZ Vollmer VJ-24W microlight G-MMBZ Complete Displayed
XT200 Westland Sioux AH.1 XT200 Complete Displayed
XV728 Westland Wessex HC.2 XV728 Complete Displayed
XM685 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XM685 Complete Displayed
Zurowski ZP.1 helicopter BAPC.183 Complete Displayed

* On loan with the museum by Hawarden Air Services of Hawarden, Clwyd, North Wales.

Notes: Valiant cockpit XD875 has moved the Highland Aircraft Preservation Society. An-2 RA-02974 has been sold in the USA. MiG-21 nose ‘764’ has been sold. J/1 Autocrat G-AGOH has returned to it’s owner – Leicestershire County Council.

More Information

Newark Air Museum, The Airfield, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY. Tel/Fax: 01636 707170. e-mail:, website: Newark Air Museum.

Canberra B(I).8 WV787 Heron 1 G-ANXB
Mystere IVA 83 F-100 54-224
Lightning T.5 XS417 Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ560
Buccaneer S.1 XN964 Gannet AEW.3 XP226
Javelin FAW.8 XH992 Swift FR.5 WK277

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2 thoughts on “Newark Air Museum

  1. A superb museum. Looking forward to visiting again very soon. It is well worth a trip to see all the well preserved exhibits.

  2. Visited 16/1/2016 and found an excellent museum with several unique exhibits. My particular favourites are:

    The Yellow Sun
    The Viggen
    The S1 Buccaneer
    WV787 (happy memories) and WH863 – also memories many seat and detonator fits at Cottesmore

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