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. It is disabled access friendly and has a large car park, plus entry and parking are free!
If you would like more details about the centre and its activities, please refer to the website www.rafbnmp.org.uk.