Welcome to what is the first post on my new dedicated photography page.
After 4 years, I decided to take a more professional approach and moved everything from a free WordPress blog to this (hopefully) all singing, all dancing site. So buckle up and join me on this next phase of my journey.
We have been travelling to Norfolk for a number of years now, and one place that I have always spotted on the map but never got the chance to go to was the City of Norwich Aviation Museum. Finally, on this trip we decided to head in that direction before going to our second (sadly not the last, but that’s a whole other story) hotel of the weekend.
The museum was started in 1977 by a group of aviation enthusiasts on the site of Norwich airport (formerly RAF Horsham St Faith), opening to the public a couple of years later. In 1983, after the group had collected a number of planes, XM612, the museums centre piece Avro Vulcan landed after it’s retirement from the RAF. In 1985, the museum moved off the airport onto it’s current site.
The museum is a treasure trove of aircraft, a number of which coming from the cold war era. Hopefully the following pictures will show off their collection.
I will point out, that is by no means a big museum, but it is a museum with a lot of charm. All the funding comes from visitors and it is staffed by a dedicated bunch of volunteers. The planes are loved, and the museum has massive amount of information and bits of aviation history that for the reasonable price of the entry fee is really really impressive.
If you are an aviation nut like myself, or someone just look for an hour or two to chill out somewhere different, this really is a great place to go, really worth checking out.
Thanks for looking.