The museum is contained within an Edwardian house taken over by the Royal Air Force.
  • The museum is contained within an Edwardian house taken over by the Royal Air Force.
  • The first attacks on the civil population of Britain by airships and aircraft brought great terror to the population at large.
  • The museum has no complete aircraft (they are on the nearby airfield) but has seven rooms dedicated to telling the stories of brave pilots from many n

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The museum is situated in the village of North Weald at what was the main entrance to the former Royal Air Force North Weald fighter base.The station started military flight operations for the Royal Flying Corps in1916 and Royal Air Force Operations finally stood down in 1958.The airfield remains in use as a civilian flying field

Your first experience of the site will be the arc of Portland Stone encircling the Norwegian obelisk erected outside the museum as the RAF North Weald Memorial in 2000. The unique Obelisk was a gift to the people of the village in 1952 from the people of Norway. It was to show gratitude to the people of North Weald for their wartime association with the Royal Norwegian Air Force based there. The Memorial commemorates all those who gave their lives, the museum tells their stories. A bronze cabinet set into the stone wall contains a list of their names and is accessible even when the museum is closed.

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Guide Prices

Adults £5.00
Concessions £2.50
Children £1.00
Groups from £50.
Coach parties from £60
We accept credit card payment for entry and shop goods and pre-payment entry on-line or by invoice/cheque.



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


  • Facilities for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow brown tourist signs for 'Memorial and Debt of Honour'.From M11 (J7) follow signs for A414 Ongar, turn right at 'The Talbot' pub, carry on through North Weald village. We are at the far end of the village on the right hand side.

North Weald Airfield Museum

Type:Museum - Military

Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6AA

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Opening Times

Season (1 Apr 2023 - 27 Nov 2023)
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayOpen

* Last entry 4pm. Please check for Bank Holidays and for Special Events on the web site,uk
Closure for the winter period November 2022 until Easter 2023. Then open until the end of November 2023.
Private visits can be arranged during the closure periods at additional cost.

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