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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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a chance to see the famous Vulcan bomber

looked after by volunteers there are a number of planes and helicopters to see as well as military... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laurence d
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
A really nice museum

A great place to spend a few hours. The place is entirely run by volunteers, and I'm told they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
j0nnyv37
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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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Washington Road, Sunderland SR5 3HZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hope to see you again

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a couple of hours here, loads to see if you are into old planes and army trucks, my husband loved it

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Pleased you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been first time with family members to see this place. Very interesting, when you are interested in history. The set up is great and takes you back into this time. Also I had a photoshoot taken, as I love vintage. Photos are fantastic too.

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pleased you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Had tickets of groupon You enter though a cabin area a few hangers with planes on display and some interesting facts We felt that the price we paid on promotion was ok but if you pay full price it would be a bit disappointingMore

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

The museum has more than a few planes with a building full of buses and trams another one with military vehicles and a third with Fire Engines At £13 for a family of four it is one of the most inexpensive attractions in the region...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I got a deal on Groupon for two adults for £5 so I thought it was worth a visit as I have never been and it is on the doorstep. We changed that today, there was lots to look at although some hangers were very...More

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David C, Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for your review Lorna and pleased you found it interesting

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The volunteers who manned the exhibitions were excellent and very informative/knowledgeable. We spent about an hour looking at the exhibits, and there was even a guided tour of the trident.

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David C, General Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Took my step dad who's an ex RAF pilot for a day out and we both loved it. He had his first flight in 1936, learnt to fly 10 years later in a Tiger Moth and then not so long after onto the jets. I...More

Thank Andy T
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David C, General Manager at North East Land, Sea and Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for the review Please come again but email in advance and you can have a tour of the workshop It is refreshing that you recognise the volunteers efforts

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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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