Building for the Future

The first aircraft have been moved into our new Aircraft Display Hall on the Southfield Site.

Following the successful ‘on-time’ completion of the of the project by principle contractor Turnstyle Engineering, the museum’s Jet Provost T3A XM383 and Lockheed T33A ‘5547’ became the first aircraft to be moved into the new building on Wednesday 5th May 2004.

Although completed with little ceremony this landmark event marks the first in a series of intricate aircraft movements around the museum site. These aircraft moves will take place in the coming months and eventually culminate in more than twelve aircraft being displayed inside the new Aircraft Display Hall.

The construction of the South Field Site Aircraft Display Hall has been made possible thanks to a grant of £453,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a major fund raising effort by the museum volunteers and visitors. Careful project management from the Project Team has enabled the building to be completed on time and within budget, and the museum trustees are grateful to everyone involved,

The Official Opening for the new Aircraft Display Hall took place in November 2004 and now further aircrfat are being moved under cover as and when conditions allow.

You can still help us Build For The Future by visiting the museum and remember that each extra visitor helps the museum [a registered charity] provide improved visitor facilities , so please try and visit soon.

INTERNET DONATIONS – contributions to the appeal can also be made by either cheque (made payable to Newark Air Museum) or postal order sent to “South Field Site Internet Appeal”, Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Showground, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY.
These donations will be acknowledged by a line in the News Section of the website and in hard copy form at the museum.

Museum Membership
How do I gain unlimited access to the museum throughout the year? By becoming a museum member!

For an annual fee of just £25.00 you and all the members of your immediate family are entitled to free access to the museum and all of its special events. [N.B. we no longer offer reduced rates for half or part year periods]

As a member you can also volunteer to help around the museum, you do not have to have an aviation trade or skill, and there are many areas where we are constantly on the look out for help and assistance.

If you would like to receive more details indicate your interest on the website’s Contact Form, or ask for an application form when you visit the museum.
Even helping just one day a week means that you can make a valuable contribution to preserving part of our aviation heritage.