100 Years of Transport History
Following the latest Government guidance, NELSAM will be opening from Tuesday 18th May.
There will be COVID-19 measures in place including the need to take temperatures
on entrance with a hand scanner, please be patient when visiting and work with the staff to ensure safety of both visitors and volunteers
can be maintained. We may also need to take contact details for the NHS track and trace system. Contactless payment will be encouraged for
all transactions no matter how small. We appreciate your cooperation and hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Further information can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 measures page.
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 flew into the former airport to become the first Vulcan to go into private collection. Visit our Displays and Exhibits page to see what we have in our collection and browse our history.
NELSAM are proud to have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and their Travellers' choice award in 2020! 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
COVID-19 Update:Following the latest Government guidance, NELSAM will be opening from Tuesday 18th May with measures in place.Click Here to read these before visiting.Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Christmas day, Boxing day, 30th Dec. and New Years day
Last admissions 1 hour before closing.
Under 5s & carers: £0.50
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome
School and group visits can be arranged, please see 'Group visits' for further details.
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