RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre

The RAF Bircham Newton Memorial Project was established in 2005 to commemorate the distinguished history of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Bircham Newton between the years 1918 -1962. A Heritage Centre was established to preserve the memories of the vital role the station played over its long history and to erect permanent memorials to those who had served at the station and its main satellite (RAF Docking).

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has occupied the site since 1964 and has been the generous host of the museum since its opening. Based on further development of the project and the need for expansion of displays, a third museum room was made available in 2013.

If you are interested in RFC and RAF archive material – memorabilia, aircraft models, photos, maps, medals, uniforms, first-hand accounts of the ‘Bircham Newton experience’ and many other displays – you would be very welcome to visit the Centre.

The Heritage Centre (located in the old Commanding Officer’s residence) has a very relaxed atmosphere and is within easy walking distance of the Birches.

The 2019 season will begin on Easter Sunday and will proceed in accordance with the following schedule:

Easter: Sunday, 21st and Monday, 22nd of April

Early May Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday, 5th and Monday, 6th of May

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday, 26th and Monday, 27th of May

Sunday, 16th of June

Last Sunday in June: 30th of June

Sunday, 14th of July

Last Sunday in July: 28th of July

Summer Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday, 25th and Monday, 26th of August

Last Sunday in September: 29th of September

Last Sunday in October: 27th of October

Armistice Day: Sunday 10th of November

The Centre will be open from 10am until 4pm on each of the above dates. Entrance and car parking will be Free and disabled access and toilets will be available.


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Where to go

Bircham Newton
King's Lynn
PE31 6RH
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Specific Dates as listed
Time of day
Session Information
10am-4pm - Free Entry