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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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  • Visited here during school holidays with our two sons aged 7 and 10. We spent three hours and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Only wished we had come before! Have all agreed we will would like to visit aga...  more »
  • We went to this museum today after meaning to go for years. Took a 3yr & 4yr old, both loved it. They have fab little plane ride-ons adults can push along around the hangar. It's v deceiving, from the...  more »
  • Even though it was raining ☔️ we still had a fantastic time. We have got a 3yr old who loved it. She kept wanting to go around the bunker in one of the aeroplanes ✈️ that had been made by the voluntee...  more »
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  • Such an amazing diverse collection with loads of information and super friendly staff. A lot of museums need to visit to see how it's done! Free entry too but the optional donation is something that we had to do as this place must be kept going! Highly recommended if you're even remotely interested in aviation!
  • A great museum with loads of exhibits. and best of all it's free! You can donate if you wish to. You can get really close to the aeroplanes which is cool.
  • Some of the exhibits are a bit dusty but it doesn't detract from what is a fascinating museum. Thousands of exhibits both inside and outside. A great day out and it's free too !!!
  • Loved this place, the amount of interesting exhibits they have in such a small place is amazing, and free entry is awesome! Donations are welcome for entry! Definitely worth visiting if you like aviation!
  • Are daughter who is 2 years old is obsessed with aeroplane, helicopters, trucks and lorries. So we heard about this aviation museum and as the reviews were good thought we would give it a go. She loved it although a bit scared of the bigger planes. Everything was so looked arfter. Lots to look at. I wasn't really interested in this sort of thing but I came out and had really in joyed it. They even have little sit on aeroplanes for you to push the little ones around the inside museum. All of this for a small donation of your choice. Will be back soon.

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