Museum Group Visits

Over the years the museum has developed a widespread appeal as a destination for group visits from a diverse range of interests; and for both UK-based and international groups.

These types of group include:
Educational visits by Cubs / Scouts, Schools, Air Training Cadets (ATC) & special needs groups’
Special interest groups such as Probus, Rotary & Local History Societies
Car & motorcycle groups with aircraft photo opportunities always possible
Aviation Groups such as Squadron Associations, RAFA Branches, Base Associations & enthusiast clubs

We prefer advanced bookings for such group visits as it allows us time to ensure that we have appropriate staff and volunteers on site to look after you; so it’s always best to ring the Museum before booking a coach to check that the date you are thinking of is not heavily booked. We also request that you complete and return one of our booking forms at least 7 days before your visit, that way we can ensure that we have sufficient staff available and adequate supplies in the museum café.

Visits can be arranged most days and during the summer months evening visits can also be accommodated sometimes. For Evening Visits we must ask for all the money to be sent with the Booking Form. Over the past few years we have been let down by many groups who have not turned up or have come in such small numbers that it has been uneconomic to open.

To benefit from the discounted group rate admission fees we ask for a minimum of 15 people in the group; rates available on application.  

With appropriate notice we can arrange for guides to show your group around and we can also arrange for you to go on board some of our aircraft. Details of how to book such aspects to your visit and the small additional fees involved are outlined in the Group Booking Form.

We are often asked – how long should we allow for our visit? If you wish to have a guided tour, go on board the aircraft, have time for a snack and visit the shop, you need at least 3 hours, many enthusiasts stay all day.

Another popular misconception is – Aeroplanes! The ladies won’t want to go there will they? Actually we find the reverse is true. The ladies often spend hours looking around the Exhibition Hall with its displays of artefacts and ephemera relating to the social history of aviation in the area. If you’re not convinced of ladies likely interest, then why not arrange for your visit to coincide with market day in Newark-on-Trent and have a split visit?

We are conveniently located just off the A1/A46/A17 & A1133 roads and we have ample free coach parking space at the Museum so walking can be kept to a minimum. N.B. coach drivers, please do not turn off the approach road to the museum into the Motor Auction compound; if we know that you are due to arrive we will open up the Southfield Site to allow you to disembark your passengers and then turn your coach around.

If you would like to see a copy of our Group Booking Form then please request a copy by opening this weblink and sending us an email

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