I have passed through Newark a number of times on my many trips up north for work. I’ve always wondered about the Air Museum there, so I decided to stop on my way back from a meeting in Leeds.
Newark Air Museum
Located next to the showground on what used to be the site of RAF Winthorpe. Winthorpe was used as a conversion unit during the war, and trained air crews on heavy planes including the Avro Lancaster.
In 1964 the airfield was sold as a showground, but in 1973 the museum opened. Over the years the museum has grown to include somewhere in the region of 70 aircraft, including heavy planes such as the Avro Vulcan, Avro Shackleton and cold war Jets such as the Lightning.
Whilst it should have been a nice afternoon bimble around the aircraft with no other customers, the weather had other ideas. Despite having been dry much of the day, as soon as I got out of the car it started to rain and continued for all of the time I was on site.
I did the best I could with the conditions, but this report is more of a review of the museum (which is great by the way), rather than showing of my pictures. Here’s what I was able to get.
Any one who actual reads this will know how much I love an aircraft museum. As much as I love Duxford, it was nice to get out and see something new.
Whilst the weather proved to be a challenge, what I will say is this is a great little museum. It has a vast collection for a site that is so small, but they are looked after and the volunteers/staff at the site are very friendly.
I will definitely go again once the weather improves.
As always, thanks for looking.