Newark Air Museum, Newark-on-Trent

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Newark Air Museum is an air museum located on a former Royal Air Force station at Winthorpe, near Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, England. The museum contains a variety of aircraft. Its address is 45 Lincoln Road (the former A46).HistoryThe airfield was known as RAF Winthorpe during the Second World War, opening in September 1940. From 1942 to 1944, it housed No. 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit, training Avro Lancaster crews, in No. 5 Group with around thirty planes. In 1944 it joined No. 7 Group. In 1945 it transferred to Transport Command.The following units were posted here at some point: No. 54 Maintenance Unit. No. 61 Maintenance Unit. No. 1331 Heavy Transport Conversion Unit. No. 1333 (Transport Support) Conversion Unit. No. 1333 Transport Support Training Unit. Central Servicing Development Establishment. In 1964, 200acre of the former airfield were purchased by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, who have since held the Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show. A limited company called Newark (Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire) Air Museum was formed in 1968. The museum officially opened on 14 April 1973.
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  • Not my cup of tea but my husband and son loved it. Especially my husband who loves planes was very excited about the visit and it didn't disappoint. Very helpful staff too. Dogs allowed on a lead whic...  more »
  • A wonderful place to visit. Loads of interesting aircraft to see and loads technical information about them as well .A worth while place to visit  more »
  • Museum is frankly very good for what it is and it’s cost but I am biased. The shop sells a multitude of kits and books so any hobbyists will be happy. The tea room is dire and a bit limited and pricey...  more »
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  • Took grand children. Really enjoyed the day out with very informative and friendly staff. Was there four hours, should have gone earlier to see all aircraft. Very nice coffee.
  • A great place with plenty of historic aircraft to see and a Shackleton to get onboard when open. The souvenir shop has a good stock of plane memorabilia and the cafe is good. The indoor museums have plenty of different types of aircraft to see. You'll need a good few hours to spare!
  • What a brilliant museum one of the best I have been to nice prelude to scampton airshow friendly staff well put together exhibitions found some aircraft I didn't know about.
  • You can walk around the planes, no fancy museum where the planes are cropped together hanging from the ceiling. Some of them are even displayed on the tarmac. I know it's hard tho keep them conservated that way (tear and wear are showing) but the experience is so much better. Cosy little canteen, very affordable
  • Quite a drive from where I live but worth it.. Much to see in there and very interesting place.

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