Museum: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Whilst holidaying in East Anglia, I decided to detour to this small museum in Norfolk.  Located on the former RAF Bungay airfield although only a few Nissan huts give any sort of indication that there was previously an airfield here.  Most off the aircraft are positioned in the grounds of the museum, with a further collection in a very tightly packed hangar, making photography very difficult.

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Museum: RAF Museum, Cosford

Often, one can overlook treasures immediately on your door step, and although it’s still reasonable journey, RAF Cosford, is probably my nearest major aviation museum.  This was my first visit for 6 years and whilst the collection content hasn’t changed too much, many of the exhibits had been moved creating new photo opportunities.  I also decided to try a different approach to get alternative views by using a GoPro on a selfie stick.

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Museum: Science Museum

Located in South Kensington in central London is the Science Museum, dedicated to recording the achievements of a scientific, technical and medical nature.  Hidden away on the 3rd floor, is a small but important collection of historic aircraft and related artefacts including the original Schneider Trophy.

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Museum: National Museum of Flight

A visit to the National Museum of Flight in Scotland had been on my agenda for many years.  With the museum now housing one of the British Airways Concordes with good access for photography there was increased impetus to visit.  Concorde is one of those aircraft I totally took for granted when it was in the air, and I never seemed to get a decent photograph of it.

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Museum: Imperial War Museum Duxford

Probably the UK’s centre for historic aviation and is the UK’s largest aviation musuem.  Duxford is a former RAF (& USAAF) WW1 and WW2 airfield, which became home to the Imperial War Museum in the 1970’s.  Many of the original structures remain and now house the museum’s collection but the airfield is also home to a number of warbird restorers and operators including the Fighter Collection (TFC), the Aircraft Restoration Company and the Old Flying Machine Company (OFMC).

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Museum: Newark Air Museum

First visit to this renowned aviation museum in Nottinghamshire.  Located on the former RAF Winthorpe, the collection now includes a wide collection of former RAF types including English Electric Lightning, Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Hastings, Avro Shackleton, Gloster Meteor, Gloster Javelin plus many more.  It is certainly worthy of a visit.

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Museum: Yorkshire Air Museum

Located on the former RAF Elvington with a number of the original RAF buildings used by the museum including the control tower, this place oozes character and history.

An interesting collection including Victor “Lusty Lindy” (still in taxi condition), Nimrod, Harrier, Lightning, and Halifax.

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Museum: Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

Another quick excursion from a family holiday in order to check out for any new additions or changes at the FAA Museum at RNAS Yeovilton.  Despite visiting many times before, I thoroughly enjoy visiting this museum as it brings back many happy memories as a kid when my parents would break up our journey to the Devon/Cornwall by stopping here in the 1970’s.

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Museum: Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon

The Royal Air Force’s official museum located at the former RAF Hendon in North London.  Only the hangars in which the collection is housed remains from this historic airfield.  The museum charts the development of the RAF from it’s early days as the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in WW1, through WW2 and Cold War to the current day.

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