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Friendship Tearoom Closes (Full Story)

The Friendship Tea Room closed for the final time on Sunday 27 October 2019.

On a busy day at the Museum, the final visitors to use the tea room were a group of keen photographers who had visited the Museum to capture images of the aircraft collection against the first sunset since the Daylight Saving Time ended.

Already, a start has been made on removing fixtures and fittings and  when cleared, the building will be dismantled.

Museum Trustee, Derek Waters is shown taking down signage, Yvette Townshend, Museum  Assistant locks the tea room for the last time and the spectacular sunset is shown reflected in the entrance door.

27th October 2019 (Sunday)
Farewell Friendship Tearoom (Full Story)

We have now appointed a contractor to construct our new multi purpose building which will replace our aging Friendship Tea Room. Work is due to start next month.

To prepare for this project, the Friendship Tea Room will close in late October and after many years faithful service, it will be dismantled and the area cleared ready for the builders to start work on its replacement. The Friendship Tea Room has given sterling service for over twenty five years and it will be fondly remembered by our visitors and volunteers.

We have arranged that construction of the new building takes place over the quieter winter months so that less inconvenience is caused to our visitors. We intend that the new building together with improved toilet facilities will be ready for Spring 2020.

Further details of this exciting development and improvement to our facilities will be given soon.

20th October 2019 (Sunday)
Making Space (Full Story)

We are working to increase the space we have available for storage of equipment, restoration materials and larger archived exhibits. Part of this work will involve the movement of one of our storage containers. We have been clearing space for this to be lifted into its new position by a specialist contractor.

This move will take place at a time when the Museum is closed so there is no inconvenience to our visitors. There is evidence of preparation near to the Museum entrance, but this is not effecting our normal opening.

16th October 2019 (Wednesday)
RAF 139 Squadron Archive Collection Arrives (Full Story)

RAF 139 Squadron Archive Collection Arrives at City of Norwich Aviation Museum

We are proud to announce that we have received the archives of the recently disbanded RAF 139 Squadron Association. This collection will be incorporated into the City of Norwich Aviation Museum collection and will  later be made accessible to researchers.

139 Squadron operated from RAF Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport) during the early years of World War Two  operating Blenheim and Mosquito aircraft. Later the squadron flew from RAF Marham with 8 Group RAF Bomber Command on pathfinder duties. Postwar, the Mosquito was replaced by Canberra and finally Victor bombers.

27th September 2019 (Friday)
Visit from the Polish Scouts (UK) (Full Story)
22nd September 2019 (Sunday)
Wings and Wheels Day (Full Story)

Our Wings and Wheels Day in June was very well supported both by owners of classic vehicles and visitors.

Here are some images of the day. Thanks to all who attended, we really appreciated your support.

Organiser Tom Emms is planning a similar event on 4 July 2020.

21st September 2019 (Saturday)