RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre
The 5th April, RAF Marham will open the doors to the newly revamped Aviation Heritage Centre, in it’s the new home, the former Church at the side of the main gate.
This will be celebrated with an opening ceremony, with guests from the Station and local community, together with industry partners connected with Marham, who have either donated funds or time that has provided the legacy for the Heritage Centre to reopen and to become an integral part of the Station and wider local community.
The aim of Curator, WO Steve Roberts, is that the RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre will provide a fitting tribute to all ex and serving members of RAF Marham and a lasting historical legacy to the enduring memory as the last RAF airbase in Norfolk. It will also be a place that personnel who serve or have connections with RAF Marham can take pride and relive the Unit’s achievements from its origins, through the present day and into the future.
One of the Centre’s aims is to create an interactive learning facility, by capturing, archiving and referencing every one of the 15,000+ photographs and historic documents within the current collection. With the majority of these photographs and documents closely associated with life at RAF Marham and the surrounding area through history. Whilst outside our Garden of Remembrance will provide a place where people can visit and sit in quiet contemplation remembering those who have served. As the Centre has a wealth of facilities including disabled access and amenities within, we are able to host visits from disabled and able bodied schools and organisations. With all visits or groups booked via our booking clerk as a one stop shop to arrange a visit to the Heritage Centre. Details on booking the facility should be made on 07717 426 961, which will be activated the week following the opening.
Furthermore the Centre can also provide facilities for light refreshment, whilst alongside there is an area dedicated as a Gallery displaying aviation art, which will include works by local artists. Here visitors can browse the art and memorabilia, with an opportunity to purchase items from both the Centres and Stations memorabilia collections.
If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved with the Centre and to help showcase what makes Marham the place it is today then contact the Curator, WO Roberts Ext: 7403.