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image for Military Event item typeVisit the Vulcan Day (22 September 2019) at London Southend Airport

Military Event, Sun 22 Sep 2019, £5-£10

Visit the Vulcan Day

Visit the Vulcan Day

Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport

Address

London Southend Airport,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS2 6YF

Details

Our Visit the Vulcan Days at London Southend Airport give everyone an opportunity to see former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close at a very affordable price. With lots to see and no admission fee for under-16s, they are an ideal family day out. You will also have the chance to sit inside the Vulcan's cockpit.

Our team will be giving guided tours of Vulcan XL426 and you will be able to see a rare example of a WE177B nuclear bomb on display beneath the Vulcan. There will also be examples of 1,000 lb High Explosive bomb the Vulcan dropped on Port Stanley airfield during the 1982 Falklands Conflict.

Also on display will be the life raft which the Vulcan’s crew would have used had they had to escape from the aircraft out at sea.

As well as the Vulcan, there will be much to keep the whole family entertained. Refreshments will be on sale from a variety of stalls so no one goes hungry or thirsty. Our souvenir stand will be open selling a selection of Vulcan souvenirs, including models, badges, patches, postcards, books, and much more.

Cockpit visits take place every 15 minutes and are done on a timed ticket basis, so there is no need to stand and queue. Space is limited so cockpit visit tickets are subject to availability. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Limited free car parking will be available close to the Vulcan. Please follow the ‘Vulcan Open Day’ direction signs after entering the airport. If the Vulcan car park is full, visitors will need to park in the airport’s short stay car park (for which there is a charge) which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Vulcan.

Visitors can arrive by bus or train. London Southend Airport station is approximately 10 minutes walk away and is served by frequent trains on the London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria line - turn left when leaving the station and follow the signs to the Vulcan.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 22 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

General Admission: Adults £5.00; Under-16s FREE.

Additional charge of £5.00 for Vulcan Cockpit Visits applies to all ages.

Admission and cockpit tickets will only be on sale ‘at the door’; there are no advance ticket sales. Entry is free for Vulcan Restoration Trust members.

Location

Directions

Plan route to London Southend Airport using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 872888  Lat: 51.56698 Long: 0.69964

Getting to London Southend Airport:
By car

" Continue on M25 to junction 29 A127 - Southend Bound
" Once on A127 continue down for 18 miles until Cuckoo Corner Roundabout
" Take first exit (left) at Cuckoo Corner Roundabout on to the A1159 Manners Way and continue down
" At the Harp House Roundabout take the third exit (straight on) onto the airport site
" At the next smaller roundabout take the second exit (straight on) onto the Eastern Perimeter Road
" Follow this road straight on and the terminal will be on your left

By rail
" There are up to 8 trains an hour during peak from Central London to Southend Airport Railway Station
" The airport train station sits on the London Liverpool Street Station to Southend Victoria Station line
" Journey time from London Liverpool Street Station is 52 minutes
" Journey time from Stratford London Station is 43 minutes

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Southend Airport station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access