Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum is an air museum located on a former Royal Air Force station at Winthorpe, near Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, England. The museum contains a variety of aircraft. Its address is 45 Lincoln Road (the former A46).

The airfield was known as RAF Winthorpe during the Second World War, opening in September 1940.[1] From 1942 to 1944, it housed No. 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit, training Avro Lancaster crews, in No. 5 Group with around thirty planes. In 1944 it joined No. 7 Group. In 1945 it transferred to Transport Command.

The following units were posted here at some point:

No. 54 Maintenance Unit.[1]
No. 61 Maintenance Unit.[1]
No. 1331 Heavy Transport Conversion Unit.[1]
No. 1333 (Transport Support) Conversion Unit.[1]
No. 1333 Transport Support Training Unit.[1]
Central Servicing Development Establishment.[1]
In 1964, 200 acres (0.81 km2) of the former airfield were purchased by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, who have since held the Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show. A limited company called Newark (Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire) Air Museum was formed in 1968. The museum officially opened on 14 April 1973.