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Marham Aviation Heritage Centre

The Aviation Heritage Centre at RAF Marham was born out of the Station History Room, which was set up in the late 1980’s as a facility to display various artefacts and memorabilia. This facility was within the bounds of the station however, so was rarely open to the public.

The original history room was situated on base in the Ops Block but this was closed when Marham became the RAF’s main Tornado base and space was in short supply. Fortunately, some of those involved with the history room boxed everything up and began the search for a new location.

in 2013 a suitable building came up that was outside of the ‘wire’ and would therefore not have the same security issues for members of the public.  Led by Steve Roberts, the team put together a convincing case and was granted the building, the old Roman Catholic church. It was then a question of putting the building to good use! And that has certainly been done by the team. The collection currently holds some 12,000 items pertaining to either the history of RAF Marham, or the history of the RAF in general. The collection continues to grow as more artefacts are donated or loaned, and veterans share their memories of Marham. Every day we are open brings more insights and information!

Location: Close to the main gate of RAF Marham. For parking please use the carpark at the back of the RAF Marham Families shopping complex.

Opening Times: Tuesday and Wednesday 0900 to 1500; last Saturday of every month 0900 to 1500. Due to COVID restrictions we will have to close at 1500 to enable the staff to clean and prepare for the next opening day.

Group Visits: Groups can visit during normal hours, although it is best to contact us beforehand. Group visits can be arranged outside of normal hours. Due to COVID restrictions and in accordance with our COVID policy, groups of up to 4 people can visit. Unfortunately until further notice our very popular guided tours of the Centre have been stopped.

Cost: Entry is FREE to the Centre, however donations are always welcome! As a registered Charity, the Centre generates funds through the very popular memorabilia shop and through donations. Be assured, every penny donated goes towards running costs and the improvement of the displays.

NOTE: There is NO access to the active part of RAF Marham.

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