Newark Air Museum is on the road to reopening, opening the external displays at the museum on three days per week, typically Friday, Saturday and Sunday; this started in April, (with the option to switch from Friday to Monday on 3 May for the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend). This will be at a reduced admission rate to reflect the reduced number of exhibits that can be seen.
As part of this re-opening the Museum Shop will also reopen under the changes to non-essential retail and offer take-out service will be offered from the Café.
After an assessment of aircraft conditions, the museum will instigate a cleaning programme for external exhibits, with the work being undertaken by the museum’s working members.
The initial aim is towards opening the internal displays at the museum on a normal basis, from 17 May; this will be in line with the relevant Covid-Secure Regulations, which may be subject to change.
Sadly, the museum has already cancelled the Cold War Call-Up event that was planned for May, 21.
An Outdoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble will be organised for 3 July, 21.
The Cockpit-Fest 21 and Aeroboot event has been rescheduled to take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend 28, 29 & 30 Aug, 21.
The museum still plans to run an Autumn 1940s Weekend event on 2 & 3 Oct, 21.
Please be aware ALL of these proposals are subject to change by government legislation at any time. Please check with Newark Air Museums social media sites or visit: www.newarkairmuseum.org
As a volunteer managed registered charity the museum relies on public admission fees, shop sales etc. to fund its operation and it has become ever reliant on the generosity of our visitors, volunteers and staff in these unprecedented and challenging times. Online donations can still be made via: www.justgiving.com/newarkairmuseum/Donate