Background of North East Land Sea and Air Museums:

  • NELSAM is a shortened version of [The] North East Land Sea and Air Museums.
  • You can visit NELSAM at Old Washington Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3HZ
  • If you’d like to contact NELSAM, you can do this via the phone number: (+44) 0191 5190662, or via the email:
  • You can find directions to reach The Museum by clicking here, and looking below the “Directions” subheading.
  • You can purchase tickets for those aged between 5-15, or for those aged 60 and over, at cheaper prices than their standard adult tickets. Additionally, Carers and Children under the age of 5 require an entry fee that is cheaper than tickets for all other age groups. Furthermore, family tickets are available, if your group fits the criteria of 2 adults and 2 children. You can find specifics regarding prices here, under the “Visitor Information” subheading. Importantly, The Museum only accepts payments via card, instead of cash.
  • NELSAM offers options for group visits, as well as school visits. Click here if you’d like to contact The Museum to find out more.
  • The Museum is open between Tuesdays – Saturdays, between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • We have other Museum listings on the Eric Knows website. If you’d like to view our listing of Shildon’s Locomotion Railway Museum, click here. Alternatively, you can click here to visit our page on York’s National Railway Museum.

What You Can Do At NELSAM:

  • NELSAM gives you the opportunity to explore several exhibits. These include: A wide array of engines and airframes, a replica of a World War 2 era street, and others.
  • The Museum features a shop, which sells items such as: Airfix models (with paint and glue also available), fridge magnets, pens, etc.
  • An outdoor children’s play area is available at The Museum, with a wooden fence surrounding it.

NELSAM Accessibility Information:

  • The Museum has an option for disabled parking, available near their visitor entrance.
  • Most of the exterior ground is covered by grass. However, there are pathways available. Some of the outdoor pathways are made of concrete, while others are made of gravel, which may not be suitable for visitors requiring wheelchairs, walking sticks, etc.
  • The Museum permits you to bring your dog along with you, including service dogs, provided that they don’t cause trouble, and are always held on a lead.
  • Toilets are available on-site, including the option for an accessible toilet. You can find these inside of The Museum’s main hangar.
  • You can contact a member of staff, should you require medical attention. If you’d like further information regarding this, click here and look below the “Access and Facilities” subheading.

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