The Muckleburgh Military Collection Museum Norfolk
The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, NR25 7EH
MONTHS OPENApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
What we offer
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.
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 and 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 www.muckleburgh.co.uk on your PC, tablet or smart phone for full details.
There is a private Meeting Room for lessons and a cafe for snacks or lunches. A school group may bring their own pack lunch and either use the cafe 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, - hour from Norwich or King's Lynn, 1 hour from Great Yarmouth and 1? hours from Cambridge.
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.
01263 588 210 and 01263 588 284
What makes us a great choice?
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.
Accreditation and Awards
We are rated a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by Enjoy England
Group Sizes Catered For
10 - 50+
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
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.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
There are no restriction on photographs but children must not climb on vehicles for their own safety.
Risk Assessment Details
From our website teachers can download a prepared Risk Assessment Form supported by Safety Information and a Booking Form.
A Group Booking Form is available on the website (www.muckleburgh.co.uk) 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.
Warm clothing in cold weather is advised as not all parts of the museum are centrally heated.
First Aid Information
The staff present are trained First Aiders and a rest room and simple medical facilities are 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.
Accessibility & 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
Opening Hours & Information
The museum is open from 25th March until 30th October every day from 10.00am until 5.00pm.