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North East Aircraft Museum



The North East Land Sea & Air Museum - NELSAM - sits on the former RAF Usworth and Sunderland airport site, next to the Sunderland Nissan factory, and comprises of the former Aircraft museum (NEAM), military vehicles collection, and the North East Electric Traction Trust (NEETT) is also based on the site. Amongst our varied and unique exhibit is a cold war Avro Vulcan B2 Bomber, which flew into the former airport to become the first Vulcan to go into private collection.



North East Aircraft Museum

Old Washington Road,


Tyne and Wear


Tel:  0191 519 0662



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Opening times:

10am - 4pm (Closed Mondays incl Bank Holidays)

*Last Admission 1 hour before closing

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 40th December & New Years Day


Admission Prices: Amenities:

Adult - £6.50

Child (5 - 15) - £3.50

Concessions - £3.50

Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) - £18.00

Under 5's & carers - £0.50

Museum Shop (including sale of light refreshments)


Disable Parking

Assistance Dogs

First Aid

*school & group visits by arrangement- please see Group Visits for further details

Aircraft exhibits: In storage:
  • BAC Jet Provost T4
  • BAC Jet Provost T3 Cockpit
  • BAE Sea Harrier FRS2
  • Benson B7
  • Brooklands Mosquito
  • Brown Helicopter
  • DH Comet 4C (nose only)
  • DH Sea Venom FAW22
  • DH Sea Vixen FAW2 (nose only)
  • DH Trident 1C
  • DH Vampire T11
  • EE Canberra TT18
  • EE Lightning F53
  • FMA Pucara
  • Gloster Meteor F8
  • Hawker Hunter F51
  • Hawker Hunter F6
  • Hawker Hurricane Replica
  • HM14 "Flea"
  • HP Jetstream (Nose Only)
  • Luton Minor
  • Morane Saulnier Type N Replica
  • NA F86D Sabre
  • NA F100D Super Sabre
  • Panavia Tornado F3
  • Republic F84F Thunderstreak
  • Saro Skeeter
  • Short SD330
  • Sycamore HR14
  • Westland Dargonfly HR5
  • Westland Gazelle
  • Westland Whirlwind HA9
  • Westland Widgeon
  • Carman M100s Glider
  • DHC Chipmunk T10
  • Slingsby Grasshopper TX1
  • Auster J1/N
  • Lone Ranger microlight
  • Luton Major
  • Slingsby Cadet