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Newark Air Museum News 2020

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Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by NAM Updater » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:45 am

As with previous years I thought I’d create a new Newark Air Museum News thread to use for short updates and news snippets from eastern Nottinghamshire.

As the year progresses other news items and updated details of museum activities can also be found in here!

This could include such things as the Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble Table Top Sale – 4 April 2020; etc., other event news, etc. which can also be found in here!

Many thanks to those people who have visited the museum in 2019 and we hope to see you again this year and a Happy New Year to you all.
Howard Heeley - Newark Air Museum Trustee
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Post by NAM Updater » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:37 pm

We hope that you will indulge a brief hop across to the 'dark-side'! Earlier in the week we became aware of 2 fascinating Pathe News clips featuring Taylor Monoplane G-APRT that is displayed in Hangar 1. They really highlight the ‘homebuilt’ aircraft description! :halo: :whistle:

Different times; enjoy “Plane in a Parlour”!!
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/man- ... in+parlour

& "First Flight"
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/air- ... te+waltham
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Post by NAM Updater » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:12 pm

Just a quick post to advise that NAM is on on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Ciara – the current plan is to open as normal tomorrow (Saturday 8th Feb) and then review the situation for Sunday. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Stay safe everyone!
Howard Heeley - Newark Air Museum Trustee
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Post by NAM Updater » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:10 pm

Here's the confirmation that we have taken the difficult decision to close the museum on Sunday 9th February 2020 - this is to help ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers & staff!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Sorry if this spoils any plans to visit!
Howard Heeley - Newark Air Museum Trustee
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Post by NAM Updater » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:37 pm

Our aim is to re-open the museum tomorrow (10th February), but this is still subject to a site inspection in the morning!

Full details in here - http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Post by NAM Updater » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:24 am

Pleased to report as follows: "We have re-opened as planned today, Monday 10th February; a tether came out on the Rallye and moved it slightly, but nothing damaged; plus a couple of barrows changed formation - otherwise all OK!"
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by Tiger 1 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:15 pm

Glad to here all is well and I look forward to seeing the new formation by the Red Barrows on my next visit.😁

All the best regards to all at NAM.

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Post by NAM Updater » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:56 pm

Thanks for the feedback & thoughts!

To be honest it was one of the Saab Barrows that went for a wander - my Safir barrow to be precise; possible minor structural repair required!

Rallye OK as well!
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by Tiger 1 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:14 pm

So the Safir barrow ... may now become a BDRT frame😁... for those that remember these dotted around the airfields in the 80s.

Joking aside... glad all staff... structures and exhibits at NAM are safe and well.

See you all soon.

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Post by NAM Updater » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:12 pm

I've been on site today and despite it being quite windy again, everything looks to be in place and secure!

See you in April!!
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Post by Tiger 1 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:27 pm

Thats great to here NAM Updater... thanks for all the updates... see you in April.

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Post by NAM Updater » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:13 pm

Another quick post to advise that NAM is on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Dennis – the current plan is to try and open as normal on Saturday 15th February; and then review the situation during the day and for Sunday 16th February. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Stay safe everyone!
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Post by NAM Updater » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:39 pm

An update's just been added to the museum website about our opening plans for Sunday 16th February - we aim to open as usual tomorrow.

Full details in here: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
Howard Heeley - Newark Air Museum Trustee
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by Campbell89 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:55 pm

Great visit down the the museum today despite the wet weather. First time visiting the collection but I will be back without a doubt.

One a side note, I was very impressed with the gift shop and the model kits. A great range of kits rather than the typical same 5 airfix starter sets you usually see. Reasonably priced as well!

Thanks

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Post by NAM Updater » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:29 am

Thank you for the feedback, which I will share with my colleagues at the museum who did well to get the site open this weekend; I tried to do my bit on Saturday but it was getting quite windy when we closed at 4pm.

It's also nice to get feedback about the shop, which has developed a strong reputation over many years. Like many other traditional retail outlets it has a lot of competition from online sales, but it continues to fight its corner and will continue to do so while ever it attracts a sustainable number of customers - long may it continue!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Museum-Shop
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Post by NAM Updater » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:40 pm

Another post to advise that NAM is on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Jorge – the current plan is to open as normal on Saturday 29th February; and then review the situation during the day and for Sunday 1st March. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Stay safe everyone!
Howard Heeley - Newark Air Museum Trustee
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:58 pm

An update has been added to the museum website about our opening status!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Opening_Status

We are open at present, but for now we have made changes to our open cockpits offer – however as the wider situation develops we will implement changes to reflect any advice of health authorities & Government bodies.
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by NAM Updater » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm

Revised view about opening status now on our website! http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

However this could change quickly!!

Please note that the Indoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble due for 4th April – has been CANCELLED
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by NAM Updater » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:55 pm

Following the receipt of the latest DCMS Briefing the museum trustees have taken the inevitable decision to close the site to visitors until further notice; effective from 4pm tonight!

http://newarkairmuseum.org/Museum_Closed
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

Post by Tiger 1 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:51 pm

Very sad...but again... the right decision.. you and all the NAM Team take great care and stay safe.

Look forward to seeing you all when the museum reopens.

Regards.

Tim

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