The Newark Air Museum is open up to and over the Christmas holiday period, however here are a few key dates and times to help ensure that you donít make a wasted journey.
As per normal the museum closes at 4pm on Monday, December 23rd and then reopens again at 10am on Friday, December 27th. On all other days the museum is open from 10am until 4pm, with last admissions at 3pm.
Visitors are reminded that thereís lots to see inside so donít let any poor weather forecasts stop you from visiting. It is also worthwhile remembering that in the period after Christmas the cafť may be operating on Ďreduced rationsí for a few days due to the inability to buy fresh stock because of the Bank Holidays.
Before Christmas we hope that some of you might call in for those last minute presents, whilst after Christmas youíll be desperate to spend that money youíve been given. Donít forget that weíll also be closed on January 1st, but open again on Thursday January 2nd.
2013 has been a good year for visitors and income, which has enabled us to be able to hold our admission prices at the same level for 2014. As ever for those of you who can consider the Gift Aided admission it makes a huge impact on our income from the tax that we are able to claim back from HMRC.
Next year we have some important and exciting development plans in the pipeline so every visit that is made to the museum helps contribute towards those costs.
If by any chance the weather turns wintery and there are no visitors in the museum after 3pm, the museum may close early to allow the staff to get home during daylight. So as not to be disappointed by the museum being closed, please donít leave your shopping trip until late afternoon!
Finally we would like to send out a big Happy Christmas on behalf of all the volunteers, staff and trustees to all those people who have supported us throughout 2013; whether you are visitors, shoppers or event participants many thanks for your custom, good will and kind comments. It really is appreciated!
Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions