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! 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 HereOpening Hours
PLEASE NOTE! Due to staffing shortages the museum board of directors have made the decision to reduce the number of days the museum is open to the public.
With immediate effect and during February and March 2019 the museum will no longer be open to the public Monday - Wednesday inclusive. Group / Educational visits already confirmed for this month and February will be honoured.
We are will open throughout the February half term holidays (Week commencing 18th Feb).
The situation will be reviewed frequently with an aim to reopen seven days a week as soon as practicable.
Monday > Wednesday Closed to public admission. Thursday > Sunday Open 10am - 4pm.
Under 5s free
School and group visits can be arranged, please see 'Group visits' for further details.
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