2024 Opening News

Museum Open Days in 2024
Sunday 7th April
Sunday 5th May
Sunday 2nd June
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 21st July
Sunday 4th August
Sunday 18th August
Sunday 1st September
Sunday 15th September
Sunday 6th October

Visit booking information is available here…..

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Another successful Photo Shoot

A report on this weekend’s Photo Shoot is available here…..

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Winter work in the HAS

Work has been continuing inside the HAS over the winter.

This update is to illustrate the continuing progress with the Phantom, and improving the external lighting functionality.

Wine Rack

A mounting rack has been fashioned and fitted inside the nosewheel bay. It was modified from an old wine rack which had been inside a fridge in a Summer House, hopefully the lady of the house will not mind its absence!

The position inside the nosewheel bay is to allow easy access for any of the staff to be able to activate the aircraft lighting in an easy manner, without having to resort to using high steps or climbing into or on top of the aircraft. The installation was done in a manner that was non-destructive to the Phantom, and could be easily removed, if necessary, without damage to the aircraft.

Fuse box and power

Once the mounting tray was installed, a fuse box was fitted to allow all the wiring to congregate in one area, and the power supply box was fitted.

Today, we concentrated on just the nosewheel light, which was fitted in place and wired in to the fuse box. We are pretty happy with the progress made so far, but our next step will be to get some wiring up to the Phantom fin lights, to ensure they can also be activated safely from within the nosewheel bay, rather than having to precariously climb on top of the jet.

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1944 to 2021

Comparative airfield view of Wattisham as it was in 1944 compared to 2021. Of note is the extended runway length, and the return of the Northern dispersals to farmland.

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Working Party January 2024

A decent turnout of volunteers at the Museum and HAS today to make some progress on a number of outstanding tasks.

A selection of pictures from the HAS are below, starting off with correcting some long standing incorrect marking on the Phantom.

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Happy Christmas to all

A warm thanks to everyone who has visited and supported the Museum in 2023. May you all have a good holiday and New Year, and hope to see you at some point during 2024. Keep warm over the winter.

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HAS Tetris report

A quick update on the work done to get all our Museum aircraft put safely under cover for the winter.

Tightly packed, but safe and dry
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December 2023 Night Shoot

A night shoot was held in early December 2023, details of this are published here…

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Meteor lighting work update

An update on the ongoing work on the wiring and lighting on the Meteor can be read here…..

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Successful 2023 season

The 2023 season has drawn to a close and we are glad to say it has been a most successful year with the Museum getting back in the swing of it after the disruptions caused by Covid in previous years.

We now settle into our Winter routine maintenance schedule, with some attention being spent on our recently arrived Meteor Night Fighter. This should be available to view in 2024 when we open our doors to visitors again for the new season.

Thanks go to all our visitors as well as the volunteers without whose selfless work we wouldn’t be able to put on the displays for the public.

See you all in 2024.

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Meteor Arrival News

The latest Museum aircraft arrival took place on 8th September 2023 and is described here.

We look forward to updating you all in the coming weeks and months about the re-assembly and restoration work on this fantastic addition to the Museum collection.

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