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North Weald Airfield Museum
Essex, England

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The Airfield in 1960

Located near the town of Epping in the county of Essex is the North Weald Airfield Museum. If you are taking a break in Essex and fancy a day out with a difference then head to the museum.

Here you can experience an informative and enjoyable day out suitable for all the family. The museum stands at what was the Royal Air Force North Weald fighter base and was in use from 1916 until 1958 by the military and is still used today by civilian aircraft. There are exhibitions of aircraft and flying memorabilia from the earliest use of planes in battle during the First World War through the Battle of Britain period when Britain's brave pilots stood alone to prevent the country falling to the German Luftwaffe, and onwards up to the present day. There is also a ‘Blitz Room' giving an insight into what life was like for civilians during the time of World War Two.

Although the airfield sustained damage by bombing during the battle it was never put out of action. Over fifty squadrons have flown from this airfield over time and there are memorials to the courageous men and women to be found within the museum. There is a superb stained glass window memorial dedicated to the pilots and ground crew of this airfield which can be seen in the reception area. There are five themed rooms each focused on a different part of the history of the airfield in which visitors can see many exhibits and artefacts.


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North Weald Airfield Museum
Hurricane Way
CM16 6AA
01992 523010

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