Events at Newark Air Museum


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02 February 2023
The museum has announced a brace of events for the 2023 season.

50th Anniversary Gala and Aeroboot

15-16 April 2023


This two-day event is being hosted at the museum, to mark 50 years since it was officially opened to the public, on 14 April 1973. The original opening ceremony was led by AVM Sir Ralph Cochrane KBE, the former Officer Commanding 5 Group Bomber Command at the time of the famous Dambusters Raid. He was introduced to the gathered enthusiasts by the museum’s then President, Air Cdr David Bonham-Carter.

 Since those humble beginnings, with just eight aircraft on display the museum has developed into one of the UK’s largest volunteer managed aviation collections, which now displays around 100 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. Several of the current exhibits are unique to UK aviation museums and they always attract particular interest and attention.

Various displays will illustrate how the museum has developed across those 50 years, and members of the museum’s open cockpit team will be on hand to give visitors the opportunity to look inside the aircraft. A small additional charge will be made for aircraft access.

An outdoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble event will run alongside the Anniversary Gala, with sellers from across the UK expected to attend.


Cockpit-Fest 2023 and Aeroboot

24-25 June 2023


This annual two-day event provides the perfect opportunity for the public to view a diverse range of visiting aircraft cockpits at the air museum, alongside our own diverse aviation displays.

Running for more than 20 years this event allows visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with items from across the history of aviation; plus to vote for their favourite exhibit. It is recommended that visitors attend early on the Sunday as some visiting displays sometimes start to leave in the early afternoon

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An outdoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble event will run alongside Cockpit-Fest with sellers from across the UK expected to attend.



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