Half Term Open Cockpits
During the coming Half-Term holiday period (16th February through to 24th February) we hope to have various aircraft cockpits open for people to go in, but this will depend on the availability of our volunteer cockpit openers.
We hope to be able to keep you advised via this news item about what may be open each day; if in doubt please call 01636 707170 before you travel.
We will also try to post daily updates via out Twitter feed at
@NewarkAirMus and under #NAMopenCockpits
Provisional cockpits opening schedule:
Tuesday 19 February – Vulcan
Wednesday 20 February – Argosy CIM & Varsity (pm)
Thursday 21 February – Canberra B(I)8 (am)
Friday 22 February – Varsity (pm)
Saturday 23 February – Phantom CIM & Jaguar cockpit
Sunday 24 February – Shackleton
Please remember that height restrictions apply to some cockpits – full details can be found elsewhere on the Museum website. This includes access to the Vulcan, which after 24th February is likely to be closed for a few weeks while important conservation work is carried out in the cockpit.
N.B. a small additional fee of is charged to access each aircraft. This money goes towards the restoration and repainting of our aircraft.
Visitors are also reminded that for some aircraft admission we simply ask that people consider making a donation to museum funds for being allowed into the aircraft or helicopter. These donations also go towards the restoration and repainting of our aircraft.
Additional aircraft cockpits may be open each day and other details will be updated as the information becomes available.