2024 Opening News

All bookings need to be requested at least a week in advance.

Museum Open Days in 2024
Sunday 7th AprilFULLY BOOKED
Sunday 5th May
Sunday 2nd June
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 4th August
Saturday 17th August
Sunday 1st September
Saturday 14th September
Sunday 6th October

Visit booking information is available here…..

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Car Club visit

Another great visit to the Museum HAS today as a large number of car enthusiasts brought their pride and joys in for a photo shoot with some of the Museum aircraft.

As well as the great weather, they brought with them a large variety of vehicles which were positioned alongside the Phantom and Meteor. They are better placed to publicise their own vehicle pictures, but here is an unusual view from the Museum Phantom’s point of view.

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2024 Season Opening Success

April 7th saw the Museum open for its first Public Open Day of 2024. After a few weeks of wet and windy weather, we were blessed with a bright and sunny day to welcome our visitors.

The Museum building itself has had a re-organisation and tidy up, as has the HAS.

Our visitors were very complimentary and seemed to have a great experience during the day, which is always gratifying to the Museum Staff.

A few brand-new pictures of the Museum are shown below.

If you are interested in an individual or group visit to see us you are very welcome, but please remember to book in advance here…..

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Ready for 2024

A quick report on the final preparations for the 2024 season is available here….

Look forward to seeing you all in 2024.

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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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