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East Midlands Aeropark

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East Midlands Aeropark is located in the north-west corner of East Midlands Airport.

The museum includes a large number of aircraft on external display and also offers two viewing mounds for watching aircraft arriving and departing East Midlands Airport.

The museum and its exhibits are managed and maintained by the Aeropark Volunteers Association (AVA).

The AVA formed with the help of the Local Councils of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire who along with a large input of funding from NCP Car Parks helped established the AVA and the Aeropark on a site on the Eastern perimeter of the airfield at Castle Donington.

The museum was thrown into disarray when the airport announced apron and runway extensions in 1994 and the park was closed. However through the dedication of a handful of AVA members and the team at the airport, a new site was found at the North Western corner of the airfield close to the Donington Park Motor Racing Circuit. The new Aeropark was opened in August 2001 following a substantial investment programme by the airport.

The AVA has purchased and built a genuine World War II Romney building on site and are now in the process of building another which will be larger than the existing one. The existing romney houses a working display area, aviation memorabilia and artefacts, office, stores and a toilet block. The addition of the new Romney will be used to display the more delicate airframes which are not suitable for external display.

East Midlands Aeropark Address & Travel
The Aeropark
East Midlands Airport
Castle Donington
DE74 2PS
Telephone: 01332 850463

East Midlands Aeropark is located in the north-west corner of East Midlands Airport close to the village of Castle Donington and the Donnington Motor Racing circuit.

The Airport is located on the Junction of the A42, A453 and M1 J23a and Aeropark is well signposted from the Airport's main entrance. Use DE74 2PR for the satnav postcode.

Public Transport:
The nearest railway station is East Midlands Parkway, which is 4 miles away. The SkyLink-Derby and SkyLink-Nottingham services pass the entrance of the Aeropark.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
The Opening Hours can be found on the official website.

For more information then visit the
East Midlands Aeropark official website.

Accommodation: postcode - DE74 2PR

Museum Aircraft

Museum Aircraft:
Aerospatiale Gazelle (XX457)
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy (G-BEOZ)
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor TT.20 (WM224)
Avro Vulcan B.2 (XM575)
BAC Lightning F.53 (ZF588)
BAe Nimrod R1 (XW664)
Beagle 206x (G-ARRM) - Restoration
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B (XV350)
Britten SA.1 Sheriff (G-FRJB)
De Havilland Chipmunk T.10 (WP784)
De Havilland Dove (G-ANUW)
De Havilland Vampire T.11 (XD382)
De Havilland Vampire T.11 (XD447)
De Havilland Sea Venom FAW22 (XG737)
English Electric Canberra T.17 (WH740)
Gloster Meteor NF13 cockpit (WM367)
Gloster Meteor NF14 (WS760)
Handley Page Jetstream T1 (XX494)
Hawker Hunter T.7 (XL569)
Hawker Hunter GA.11 (WV382)
Hawker Hunter FR.10 (XJ714)
Hunting Jet Provost T.4 (XP568)
Percival Provost (WW442) - Restoration
Sepecat Jaguar GR3A (XZ369)
Vickers VC10 front section (XV108)
Vickers Vanguard 953C cockpit (G-APES)
Vickers Varsity T.1 (WL626)
Vickers Viscount 804 cockpit (G-CSZB)
Westland Sea King HC.4 (ZD477)
Westland Wessex HC.2 (XT604)
Westland Whirlwind Srs 3 (VR-BEP/XG588)
Westland Lynx HAS3 (XZ721)
Schleicher Glider K-8
Link Trainer (1948)

The aircraft are on external display within the park.

Inside the hanger there are a number of aircraft engines including a Rolls Royce Spey, Bristol Hercules and Gyron Junior, along with a Link Simulator and numerous other aircraft components, photographs etc.