Our last photo stop during our trip to Norfolk was the Muckleburgh Military Collection near Weybourne. I have attempted to go here before a couple of years ago, but the last time we tried it was the day before they opened for the summer season… D’OH!
Based on the site of an anti aircraft training facility at Weybourne camp, the collection is one of the largest of it’s type in the country, and unlike other museums, all of the collection is privately owned (bar some pieces on loan).
The collection covers a long era of military history with some items dating back hundreds of years, including pieces from the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry collection.
There is a lot here, ranging from tanks through to anti aircraft rockets, I was in my element. The only downside is that unless you have a wide angle lens (which I don’t) you can struggle to get a whole piece in, but still, its a fun challenge.
I had a lot of trouble deciding what to cut out of this report, because I didn’t want it to be too picture heavy, so here are 22 of the ones I liked the most.
If you like your military history, then this place is fascinating. On some days, they also allow you to ride in some of the tanks, as most of the tanks in the museum are still in working condition.
It’s a good little stop if you are in the area.
I am off to RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) this weekend, so expect a military aircraft heavy post in the not so distant future.
As always, thanks for looking.