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North East Land, Sea and Air Museum

Washington Road, Sunderland SR5 3HZ, England
+44 191 519 0662
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Excellent welcome

3 of us arrived on a touring trip and, after a warm welcome from Linda, mentioned that we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn_and_Paul
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Oxford, England
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Interesting museum

Small-ish, volunteer - run aviation museum, with some military vehicles thrown in. Some very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RayattheBay
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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NELSAM (formerly NEAM), features not only military aircraft and vehicles but also many civil examples. There is a Mk1 Trident being restored back to its original glory, ex-Blackpool trams in their own specialised building and a great collection of military vehicles from the former Military Vehicle Museum in Newcastle are now on display here. The museum holds special events during the year and there are "Ghost Walks" held at weekends (but you MUST book there in advance as they sell out quite quickly). The museum is well worth a visit, but please plan your visit for around 2-3 hours so that you can see everything on offer. Nelsam is run by volunteers so access to the Vulcan, Trident and some other displays is subject to the availability of our members to ensure your safety. We have a small shop selling confectionery, cold drinks, a hot drinks machine, a large selection of plastic model kits, some Die-cast Collectors items and Museum specific souvenirs all at reasonable prices(very useful if you are looking for a gift for Birthdays or Christmas). We look forward to seeing you.
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  • Average10%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Washington Road, Sunderland SR5 3HZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 of us arrived on a touring trip and, after a warm welcome from Linda, mentioned that we were interested in sone of the more obscure exhibits. She arranged for volunteers Stephen and Jack to show us the bits and pieces that we were interested...More

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pleased you enjoyed it

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small-ish, volunteer - run aviation museum, with some military vehicles thrown in. Some very good exhibits, including a Vulcan and an English Electric Lightning. There is also an Argentine Pucara captured in the Falklands. It's obvious that they don't have a big budget, nor enough...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably 10 years since I was last here. A lot of work has obviously been done in the interim - exhibits relating to WW two especially good. Anyone with an interest in history and/aviation will enjoy a visit here.

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Lack of glamour and glitz more than compensated for by superb content and on going restoration work on a multitude of exhibits. Great to talk to volunteer staff, all very helpful.

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to keep the authentic feel as we develop over the coming 5 years

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I visited here with a group of friends, 9 of us in total. We spent a few enjoyable hours wandering around the site looking at all the excellent exhibitions. The staff are hugely knowledgeable and very helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed going into the cockpit of...More

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Jamie P, Online Presence Team at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Laurence, We're glad you all enjoyed your visit and trip inside the Vulcan - hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I went with my 17 year old son for the first time today. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Its run by volunteers and we found them incredibly knowledgeable and they seemed to enjoy a good chat. The aircraft outside are weather worn but I still...More

Thank Mark B
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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

We would like to add a cafe but do not have the space. We do however have a tea room and welcome visitors who wish to bring their own food Glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

looked after by volunteers there are a number of planes and helicopters to see as well as military vehicles. The star of the show is the Vulcan bomber which stands outside and you can get very close to it

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for the positive review

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A great place to spend a few hours. The place is entirely run by volunteers, and I'm told they get no official financial assistance, in which case the're doing a splendid job. Star of the show of course for me is the Avro Vulcan (...More

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for your kind words

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Have visited this museum on a number of occasions with my husband and our son who is now 8 years old. My husband is a bus driver and our son has a love for anything transport so this is great for him.

Thank Jennifer M
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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hope to see you again

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went to see the Vulcan but loads of other interesting aircraft, including a Shorts 330 which was one of the aircraft we had where I used to work, shows how old I am.

Thank wigglyworm98
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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018
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Christine R
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Unfortunately we only allow assistance dogs
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Unfortunately we only allow assistance dogs
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mrgizmo
24 May 2017|
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This largely depends on your level of knowledge and interest. If you come on a day when the Vulcan and Trident are open they can take 20mins each The main hangar houses approximately 20 aircraft The military collection... More
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