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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton

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The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum is a museum collection of aircraft and aviation-related artefacts, located near the former RAF Bungay airfield on the outskirts of Flixton in the United Kingdom.DetailsFirst established in 1972 as the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Society, the museum houses a varied array of over 60 complete or partial aircraft, including rarities such as the only complete de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 in private ownership, a flyable replica of the Colditz Cock escape glider, and an FMA IA 58 Pucará that was captured by British forces during the Falklands War. In addition to the aircraft displayed, the museum also houses thematic collections devoted to subjects including the Royal Observer Corps, RAF Bomber Command, air-sea rescue and RAF Coastal Command.As well as preserving its existing collections, the museum and its members are actively involved in the exploration and study of aircraft crash sites – termed wreckology – in East Anglia. The museum charges no entrance fee and is entirely funded by public donations, corporate sponsorship, and local and European government grants. It employs only one full-time member of staff, with day-to-day maintenance and running of the museum falling largely on the shoulders of a team of volunteers.
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  • A mostly outdoor affair, this excellent museum covers the history of aviation in Norfolk & Suffolk. It has a wide variety of aircraft on display as well as countless artefacts on numerous subjects (US...  more »
  • Visited here at the weekend. It is run by a band of dedicated volunteers, and is free to get in. There are loads of exhibits and everything is clearly labeled. From full sized aircraft to bits of wrec...  more »
  • What a wonderful place and so much to see. We were amazed at how much there was to see, from complete aeroplanes to the smallest of parts and so many personal items and the history behind them. We tho...  more »
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  • Amazing collection with so much memorabilia it would take days to read and see it all properly. No entrance charge but donations requested. I understand there is only 1 full time member of staff and 35 volunteers. Needs more publicity.
  • Fantastic, volunteer run aviation museum with lots of interesting exhibits to see. We were lucky enough to visit during an RAF Association day so were spoiled with extra exhibits and a flyby from a Mk IX Spitfire which was amazing. There is lots to see and do here and it's great for children and adults alike as some the exhibits you can actually walk around and sit in. This is great for children who seem to get really excited and it helps bring history to life. There are several little huts with differing displays in them in addition to the two main hangers, which also feature a gift shop and NAFFI canteen type area for drinks and snacks. Overall, we had a fantastic time here and it really is worth seeking out for a visit. Recommended!
  • The Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum has an interesting collection of aircraft displayed outside and in two large hangers as well as a number of small outbuildings containing a large number of aviation related exhibits. Admission is free and the staff are helpful and friendly. Dogs on leads are welcome too. All in all highly recommended for a visit either as a casual visitor or an aviation enthusiast.
  • Amazing place, they have put a lot of effort and time into the collection. Couldn't believe how close you could get to the planes etc
  • This place is great. So much to see in lots of different military huts and hangers.