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) is also based on the site. 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
NELSAM are proud to have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence once again in 2018 and 2019! This is based on the consistently great reviews left by visitors on Tripadvisor. We have also been added to the list of Top 3 places to visit in Sunderland for 2018 by ThreeBestRated.
Old Washington Road, Sunderland ,Tyne and Wear, SR5 3HZ. Getting Here
Roadworks: Over the coming months there are major roadworks affecting the A19 and roads around the museum. This will affect access to and from the museum from these roads. Click Here to see the diversions in place for access during the A19 closuresOpening Hours
Summer (1st Apr - 31st Oct): Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
Winter (1st Nov - 31st Mar): Daily 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Christmas day, Boxing day, 30th Dec. and New Years day
Last admissions 1 hour before closing.
Under 5s free
School and group visits can be arranged, please see 'Group visits' for further details.
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