Saturday 1st January 2022, Update

After consultation with our staff, museum members and some members of the public the museum trustees have decided to still encourage social distancing and other Covid-19 mitigation measures. These measures are outlined below and are in line with requests from the government and good practice guidelines issued by various Visitor Attraction bodies.

From Friday 10th December 2021 Government Guidelines change, meaning that face coverings are again required Indoors at the museum. This is to help to minimise the risk of virus transmission. This  will apply to indoor areas like the Shop, Engine Hall and Display Hangars; as a hospitality area the Cafe does not currently require the wearing of masks, although we recommend they are worn.

As throughout the pandemic you DO NOT NEED TO PRE-BOOK to make a visit to the museum. We will remain open 7 days per week including Bank Holidays: 10am to 5pm, with last admission being at 4pm.

Revised admission rates will apply: Adults £10.00, Over 65s £9.00, Children £5.00 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £27.00. If you are able to consider GIFT AIDED Admission it would provide a huge boost to our fund raising efforts in these challenging times.

Visitors will no longer be compelled to provide Track & Trace information, but we will encourage people to still scan in using the NHS App. Our current aim is to reintroduce normal museum opening on a gradual basis. Initially this will involve re-establishing the original layouts in Hangar 1 & 2 and the removal of the one way systems. This will be done as and when we are able to get the barriers repositioned and the exhibits made presentable. Eventually we will also reopen the Small Objects Building, but with strong recommendation that everyone wears face coverings due to the enclosed nature of this particular building.

In the museum Café we will gradually reintroduce more tables, but this will be monitored closely and at busier time visitors will be encouraged to use the external picnic tables.

Sadly, we do not envisage an immediate return to offering open cockpit access to our larger exhibits like the Vulcan, Varsity, Shackleton and Hastings, which are still deemed too enclosed and too challenging to clean to acceptable Covid-Secure standards. We will however consider a phased return to viewing opportunities on some of the smaller aircraft cockpits in the hangars and perhaps outside. Again the timescale for this has still to be established after full consultation with members of our Open Cockpits Team.

Please ensure you read our full guidance before deciding to visit.

Full details of our preliminary Re-Opening Plans; the restrictions to what we can provided and the admission rates can be found in here!

Getting In Touch 

Use the contact page to request further information or use the following methods:

By post: Newark [Notts & Lincs] Air Museum Ltd, Drove Lane, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY

By Telephone: 01636 707170 for all General Enquiries [everyday during opening hours]

By Fax: 01636 707170

Curatorial enquiries: [During weekday opening hours] on 01636 705585  Contact Person: Michael Smith

By Email:

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