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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.9/5 based on 200 reviews on the web
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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  • excellent, very friendly staff, made our dogs welcome as long as they were on leads, all free, but donations welcome, clean toilets, there is a small cafe and a bric-a-brac stall to help with funding,...  read more »
  • What a lovely place. Friendly and informed staff (all volunteers). It's like a rabbit warren. So much too see. It is free but a donation is requested. There is a lovely walk from the car park. Take a ...  read more »
  • Really good day, kids had a lovely time doing activities organised by the staff, including getting access to several exhibits which are not open to be public on a "normal" day. 
  • Absolutely brilliant. A must for anyone liking aeroplanes and war/local history. Would definitely go back. Cannot be enthusiastic enough about this place it's like a Tardis. NAAFI playing all old war time songs and serves a lovely cuppa too.
  • 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.
  • There is so much to see at this lovely little Museum. Plenty of planes on display outdoors and even more inside two large hangars. There are smaller huts dedicated to the ROC, Bomber command and life at sea amongst others. You can buy drinks and snacks at the NAFFI and there is a lovely gift shop. The staff are very friendly and eager to share their knowledge, opening up different aircraft for you to look at. Our toddler loves it here and there's plenty for him to do. Best of all this little gem is free, only asking for a donation if you want, which we do as we want this to be here for years to come
  • An amazing place, you don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy it - there is something for everyone. Thoroughly recommend it. Thanks to all involved.
  • Situated near to the location of the old Bungay airfield this museum offers a wonderful, and comprehensive, look at both British and American aircraft. The best part is that it is FREE. Lots and lots to see in several old Nissen huts and the large main hangar space. Great place to visit for those interested in Aviation or WWII history.
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