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North East Land Sea & Air Museums

100 Years of Transport History

The North East Land Sea & Air Museum - NELSAM - sits on the former RAF Usworth and Sunderland airport site, next to the Sunderland Nissan factory, and comprises of the former Aircraft museum (NEAM), military vehicles collection, and the North East Electric Traction Trust (NEETT). Amongst our varied and unique exhibit is a cold war Avro Vulcan B2 Bomber, which this year has it's 35th aniversary at the museum, when it flew into the former airport to become the first Vulcan to go into private collection

Tripadvisor Certificate of excellence 2018 NELSAM are proud to have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence once again in 2018! This is based on the consistently great reviews left by visitors on Tripadvisor.


Visitor Information


Old Washington Road, Sunderland ,Tyne and Wear, SR5 3HZ. Getting Here

Current Opening Hours

Summer Months (1st April until 31st October) - Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission Charges

Adults: £5.00
Children 5-15: £3.00
Family Ticket (2 adults with 2 children): £13.00

Under 5s free
School and group visits can be arranged, please see 'Group visits' for further details.

Direction, Access and Facilities...


Dates for your Diary!

Emergency Services

Emergency Services Day

19August 2018

From Fire Engines to Ambulances, all thing emergency services, including the police, RNLI and air ambulance

Jeeps and Jets

Jeeps and Jets

22 - 23 September 2018

Military vehicles alongside our mighty Jets for the weekend, with a 1940s dance on the evening of the 22nd


RAF 100 Celebration


Air Ambulance Fundraiser


Trams and Transport


Emergency Services Day


Jeeps and Jets Day


Hardstanding and new path works


New Exhibit - Abbot Self-Propelled Gun


New Exhibit - Hurricane Project


Important site news and developments

New Path and Hardstanding

May 2018

New hardstanding area being prepared along with a new pathway....

New Exhibit - Abbot Self-Propelled Gun

Feb 2018

Another new important exhibit arrives at the museum.

New Exhibit - Hurricane Project

Jan 2018

A new project arrives at the museum.



Want to get in touch? Drop a note!

Old Washington Road, Sunderland ,Tyne and Wear, SR5 3HZ
Phone: (+44) 0191 5190662
Email: Info@NELSAM.org.uk