This small museum feels like an off-the-beaten-path treasure for aviation archaeology enthusiasts. You can do more than admire the restored planes from the outside. Visitors can peek inside some of the aircraft, and can even step inside the cockpit of a 747 jumbo-jet.
The Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum is full of aviation archaeology displays. Its main exhibit features crashed planes and bits of aircraft excavated from the Fens, though there are other artifacts from World War I, the Falklands War, and Iraq Wars as well.
Impressive aircraft, including a Lightning fighter aircraft and a de Havilland Vampire fighter jet stand within the grounds. You’ll also find the uniforms, guns, and gas masks of the people who flew the planes displayed within the museum. These artifacts tell the story of the pilots, their missions, and their fates. The friendly volunteers at the museum are happy to tell visitors about the history of the planes and the people who flew them.
Although the museum is now closed, the collection will be transferred to the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, where it will be on view in a purpose-built hall from summer 2023.
Know Before You Go
Follow the brown signs from the A47. It's three miles northeast of Wisbech and there's free parking on site. Public transport is available via Norfolk green bus number 46 (the nearest stop is Walton Highway Highwayman, a 15-minute walk away) Admission is￡2.50 for adults,￡1.50 for senior citizens, and free for anyone under 13.