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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Photograph:

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum - John Bilcliffe

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum - John Bilcliffe


Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum - John Bilcliffe

The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum is near Flixton, in East Anglia. The museum houses a varied array of over 60 complete or partial aircraft.

The museum's aircraft include 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 Pucara that was captured by British forces during the Falklands War.

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Map

History
Local enthusiasts met in 1972 and decided to record some of the aviation history of the Eastern Counties. The following year a society was formed and a Nissen hut was used behind Flixton post office.

The museum officially opened in May 1976 by the late Wing Commander Ken Wallis. A large building on the Bungay/Flixton airfield was offered along with the use of a meadow for the aircraft.

By 1978, the Society had changed its name to The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (N&SAM), and Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who developed the Wallis Autogyro and built "Little Nellie" famously flown by him when doubling as James Bond in the film "You Only Live Twice", had become the museum's President.

In 1984 almost 8 acres of land was purchased and work commenced on sourcing and erecting buildings and a hangar.

The theme of the museum is the occupation of the airfield by the following:- 446th Bomb Group USAAF, Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force. Aviation in the East of England is also a theme of the museum.

The museum does not charge for admission but relies on the income from light refreshments, the shop, bricabrac, and donations. There is only one paid employee, and everyone else is a volunteer.

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Address & Travel
The Street
Flixton
Bungay
NR35 1NZ
Telephone: 01986 896644
Email: nsam.flixton@tesco.net

Car:
The Satnav postcode is NR35 1NZ.

From the West (Diss etc.) - Take the A143 towards Bungay, Beccles and Great Yarmouth, follow this past Harleston (two roundabouts), after 10.4 miles the museum is signposted to the right (B1062) and is towards the far end of Flixton village on the left behind the Buck Public House (2.4 miles from the turn off).

From the East (Bungay etc.) - Follow signs into the centre of Bungay, then towards Halesworth on the A144, the museum is signposted to the right just at the bottom of a (shallow) hill on the B1062. Follow the road, the museum is on the right just at the start of Flixton Village (1.6 miles from the turn off).

From the North (Norwich etc.) - Follow signs to Bungay on the B1322, then follow directions from the East.

From the South (Halesworth etc.) - Follow signs to Bungay on the A144, the museum is signposted to the left on the B1062 at the bottom of a shallow hill just as you enter Bungay, then follow directions from the East.

How much does it cost?
Free but donations are appreciated.

What are the Opening Hours?
April to October:
10am to 5pm [Sun to Thur]
November to March:
10am to 4pm [Tues, Wed & Sun]

The museum is closed from 15th December to 15th January.

For more information then visit the
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum official website.


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Museum Aircraft




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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum - John Bilcliffe


Museum Aircraft:
Antonov C.14 hang glider
Beagle Terrier (ex Auster AOP.6/ T.10) (VX123/ G-ARLP)
Avro Anson C.19/2 (VL349)
Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 (WR971)
Avro vulcan K2 cockpit (XL445)
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 (ZA175)
Bensen B.7 (LHS-1 / BAPC 147)
Boeing Stearman PT-27 Kaydet (42-15662/FJ801)
Boulton & Paul Overstrand forward fuselage (K4556)
Boulton & Paul P.6 replica (X25/K-124/G-EAPD/BAPC274)
Bristol Sycamore HR.14 (XG518)
Bristol Sycamore HR.14 cockpit (XG523)
Bygraves/Taylor J.T.2 Titch (G-BABY)
Colditz Cock (Spirit of Colditz) glider (BGA 4757)
Dassault MD-452 Mystere IVa (79/EG)
de Havilland Mosquito NF - reproduction
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 (XJ482)
de Havilland Vampire T.11 (XK624)
English Electric Canberra B.2/6 cockpit (WG789)
English Electric Canberra B(I).8 cockpit (XM279)
English Electric Canberra t.4 (WH840)
English Electric Canberra PR.3 cockpit (WE168)
English Electric Lightning DB/F1 (XG329)
Eon Primary glider (BGA 1461)
Eurowing Goldwing microlight (G-MMWL)
Fairchild F.24 C8F (N16676)
Felixstowe F.5 nose
FMA 1a-58 Pucara Toto Juan (A-528)
Fokker D.VIII 5/8 scale repro (BAPC 239)
Fokker F.27 200 Eric Gander Dower cockpit (G-BDVS)
Folland/Hawker Siddeley Gnat cockpit
Gloster Javelin FAW.9R (XH892)
Gloster Meteor F(TT).8 (WF643)
Goldfinch Amphibian 161 (BAPC 303)
Gowland Jenny Wren (G-ASRF/PFA1300)
Grunau Baby IIIb (D9142/RAFGA374/ BGA 2074/2384)
Handley Page Victor K2 cockpit (XL160)
Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (XG254)
Hawker Hunter T.12 nose (XE531/ET272)
Hawker Hurricane 1 fuselage (P3708)
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 cockpit (WV838)
Hunting Jet Provost T.3A (XN500)
Kiceniuk Icarus II
Lightwing Rooster 1/SER4 (G-MJVI)
Lockheed T.33A (55-4433)
Lovegrove Autogyro trainer (BAPC no 306)
Lovegrove Autogyro (G-CDFW)
Luton l.A.5 Major (G-APUG)
MBA Tiger Cub microlight (G-MJSU)
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea (BAPC 115)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis (623794)
North American F-100D Super Sabre (54-2196)
North American T-28C Trojan fuselage
Penrose Pegasus 2 glider (BGA 4002/HKJ)
Percival Provost T.1 (wv605)
Percival Sea Prince T.1 (WF128)
Slingsby T38 Grasshopper TX.1 glider (XA226)
Solo Striker/Flexiform microlight (G-MTFK)
Supermarine Spitfire II (N3317/BO-U/BAPC 71)
Skycraft/Flylite Super Scout 250 Monoplane (G-MBUD)
Thunder AX7-65Z balloon (G-BJZC)
Vickers Valetta C.2 (VX580)
Vickers Valiant BK.1 cockpit (XD857)
Vickers Wellington I remains
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LFXVIe fuselage
Wasp Falcon 4 hang glider
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (XN304)
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (XR485)
Woodstock glider (HCG BGA3833)

Museum Article & Photographs
Museum Photographs 2008