Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, Norfolk NR25 7EH

Contact: 01263 588 210 and 01263 588 284



The Muckleburgh Military Collection is sited on the former Royal Artillery Anti-Aircraft training camp at Weybourne on the North Norfolk coast. It was opened to the public in 1988 and is the largest privately owned military Museum in the United Kingdom.

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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
The Muckleburgh Military Collection at Weybourne on the North Norfolk Coast offers a popular education visit for KS1 to KS3 pupils.

The site was a former Royal Artillery Anti-Aircraft Training Camp and still has many of the original features such as its pillboxes and re-equipped gun emplacements. Weybourne’s camp history ranges from the Romans to the Cold War and is still used for military training.

The museum provides a wide range of exhibits from WW1 & WW2 to later conflicts and includes tanks, guns and light weapons. All the displays have descriptive text which is easy to follow and describe the history and use of the equipment.

To assist teachers the website has down loadable Booking Forms, Risk Assessment documentation and a range of suitable tasks and instructions for the pupils. See on your PC, tablet or smart phone for full details.

There is a private Meeting Room for lessons and a Café for snacks or lunches. A school group may bring their own pack lunch and either use the café or one of the picnic areas if the weather is suitable. Typical entry cost for eleven or more pupils is £6.50 each and a supervising adult is free.

Weybourne is on the A149 Coast Road between Blakeney and Sheringham, ¾ hour from Norwich or King’s Lynn, 1 hour from Great Yarmouth and 1¾ hours from Cambridge.

Why are you a great place for educational visits?
Because of the variety of items on display and the museum isn't 'stuffy' all our visitors get really involved in what they are looking at and everyone goes away having learned something new, we also hold the historical archives for the Norfolk and Suffolk Yeomanry so there is local interest alongside British and International interests.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
We are rated a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by Enjoy England

What does a typical educational visit include?
We tailor each booked visit to the requirements of the group.

What group sizes do you cater for?
10 - 50+

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
The website contains KS1 to KS3 training documents and teacher guidance
At the museum there are quizzes, word searches together with Answer sheets for teachers.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
There are no restriction on photographs but children must not climb on vehicles for their own safety.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
From our website teachers can download a prepared Risk Assessment Form supported by Safety Information and a Booking Form.

What is the cost of the visit?
A Group Booking Form is available on the website ( providing full entry prices.
Single child entry is £7, for groups of 10 - 50 it is £6.50 each and above 50 is £6 each.
For every 10 children an adult goes free.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Warm clothing in cold weather is advised as not all parts of the museum are centrally heated.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
The staff present are trained First Aiders and a rest room and simple medical facilities are available.

Please list facilities available.
Facilities include a shop, Cafe, toilets, classroom, play area for under 10s, picnic areas and open grass areas. Cafe bookings for 10 or more are recommended and the menu and prices are given on the website. Discounts are available for groups by arrangement. Items for sale in the shop have a military theme and prices range from around £1 to over £10.

What are your disabled facilities?
Two disabled toilets including baby changing are provided and all parts of the museum have wheelchair access. Three wheel chairs are available if required

What are your opening days and hours?
The museum is open from 25th March until 30th October every day from 10.00am until 5.00pm.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit that we can include in your section?
Please refer to the Photo Gallery on Flicker.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
The military vehicle ride round the old camp site which takes in the airfield, anti-aircraft guns and pillboxes is very popular with children. Fourteen children can be taken at a time and everyone is seated with a full safety harness. The additional cost is £3 per person.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Maritime Museums Picnic Areas Themed Attractions

Curriculum Topics Covered: Engineering History

Months Open: April May June July August September October November