Nearby .. Former RAF station Bircham Newton

Events at the nearby former RAF station Bircham Newton

Royal Air Force History at Bircham Newton

The Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton has a unique collection of memorabilia from the former Royal Air Force station’s past service, which spanned more than 44 years, including two world wars and the Cold War.  On display are photographs and personal memories of servicemen who served there and other related items from its fascinating history. The Centre is manned and run entirely by volunteers, many of whom are ex-servicemen or children of service personnel.  Close by there are two stone memorials to remember those who served at Bircham Newton and its main satellite airfield near Docking.

This year’s schedule of Heritage Centre

openings is included below:

Easter: Sunday, 1st of April and Monday, 2nd of April.

Early May Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday, 6th and Monday, 7th of May.

Veterans’ Day: Saturday, 19th of May starting at 1 p.m.

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday, 27th and Monday, 28th of May.

Last Sunday in June: 24th of June.

Last Sunday in July: 29th of July.

Summer Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday, 26th and Monday, 27th of August.

Last Sunday in September:30th of September.

Opening times are from 10am to 4pm.
Entrance is FREE.
Disabled access and toilet facilities are also provided.
More details can be obtained from   The Heritage Centre website

Venue:- The National Construction College.

Bircham Newton NW Norfolk PE31 6RB

NCC is signposted off the A148 and B1454

Contact David Jacklin Tel. 01379 741884 e-mail: 

Avril MacArthur Tel. 01362 860139 e-mail: