North East Land, Sea & Air Museums


North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM) is located on Old Washington Road, Sunderland, SR5 3HZ. It is composed of:

  • North East Aircraft Museum
  • Military Vehicle Museum

The beginnings of the North East Aircraft Museum can be traced back to 1974, when a group of vintage aircraft enthusiasts began to meet at Sunderland Airport (formerly RAF Usworth).[1

The Military Vehicle Museum opened in 1983 and was formerly located in the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park in Newcastle, but closed in 2006 after the building required extensive repairs. The Military Vehicle Museum relocated to Sunderland in 2012.

Website: http://www.nelsam.org.uk

The North East Land, Sea and Air Museums (NELSAM), formerly the North East Aircraft Museum, is a volunteer-run aviation museum situated on the site of the former RAF Usworth/Sunderland Airport, between Washington and Sunderland, England. The museum has the largest aviation collection between Yorkshire and Scotland and houses over 30 aircraft and a wide collection of aero engines. The museum also has a small collection of other items such as weaponry, vehicles and other historical exhibits.

A military vehicle collection previously displayed in Newcastle upon Tyne began relocation to the museum's new large Romney hut in early 2012.

NELSAM is a registered charity under English law.

Collection

The museum's collection includes:

Aircraft

  • Avro Anson C.19, TX213/G-AWRS
  • Avro Vulcan B.2, XL319
  • BAC Jet Provost T.4, XP627
  • Benson B-7, BAPC.119
  • Bristol Sycamore Mk.3, WA577
  • Brown Helicopter, BAPC.96
  • Carman M.100S Glider, BGA-2383
  • Dassault Mystère IVA, 146
  • De Havilland Comet 4C, G-BEEX/SU-ALM (Nose Only)
  • De Havilland Dove Mk.8, G-ARHX
  • De Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10, WB685
  • De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.22, XG680
  • De Havilland Vampire T.11, WZ518
  • English Electric Canberra TT.18 , WJ639
  • English Electric Lightning F.53, ZF594
  • Gloster Meteor NF.11, WD790
  • Hawker Hunter F.51, E-419
  • Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C, G-ARPO (Save the Trident Group)
  • Lockheed T-33A, 54439
  • Lone Ranger Microlight, G-MBDL
  • Luton Major, G-ARAD
  • Luton Minor, G-AFUG
  • Mignet HM.14 "Flying Flea", G-ADVU
  • North American F-86D Sabre, 6171
  • North American F-100D Super Sabre, 4215757
  • Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 6541
  • Short SD-330, G-OGIL
  • Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1, WZ747
  • Vickers Viscount, G-AZLP (Fuselage only, Vickers Type 813 variant)
  • Westland Dragonfly HR.5, WG724
  • Westland Gazelle, G-BAGJ
  • Westland Sioux AH.1, XT148
  • Westland Wessex HAS.3, XM833
  • Westland Widgeon, G-APTW (This aircraft was used in the film; When Eight Bells Toll)
  • Westland Whirlwind (Helicopter), XN258

Aero Engines

  • 1908 Howcroft
  • Alvis Leonides
  • Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah
  • Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba
  • BMW 805 Bramo
  • Bristol Hercules
  • Bristol Jupiter
  • Bristol Mercury
  • Bristol Nimbus
  • Continental
  • Daimler-Benz 601
  • De Havilland Ghost
  • De Havilland Goblin
  • De Havilland Spectre
  • Gnome Rotary
  • Napier Gazelle
  • Rolls-Royce Avon
  • Rolls-Royce Dart
  • Rolls-Royce Derwent
  • Rolls-Royce Gnome
  • Rolls-Royce Merlin
  • Rolls-Royce Nene
  • Rolls-Royce Orpheus
  • Rolls-Royce Tyne
  • Rolls-Royce Viper
  • Rolls-Royce Welland
  • Screecher Rocket

Other items

  • Bofors 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
  • Bristol Bloodhound Mk.1
  • Curtiss P.40 Tomahawk Mk.1, AH744 (Wreckage: Starboard Wing)
  • EMA Mk.5 Mobile Crane
  • Handley Page Halifax V, DK116 (Wreckage: Roundel Section)
  • Handley Page Jetstream C-10A (Trainer)
  • Heinkel He 111 H14(Wreckage: Rear Fuselage & Tail)
  • Link Trainer
  • WE.177 (UK Air Dropped Nuclear Weapon)
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Replica Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea ‘G-ADVU’ (BAPC211)

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Avro Anson C.19 [TX213 / G-AWRS]

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English Electric Lightning F.53 ‘XS933’ (really ZF594)

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Avro Vulcan B.2 ‘XL319’

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Short SD330-100 ‘G-OGIL’

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Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C [G-ARPO]

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Westland Wessex HAS.3 ‘XM833’

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Saro Skeeter AOP.12 ‘XM555’

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North American F-100D Super Sabre [42157]

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BAC Jet Provost T.4 ‘XP627’

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Replica Morane-Saulnier Type N ‘5191’

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Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star ‘54439’

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Gloster Meteor F.8 ‘X’ [WL181]

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