Muckleburgh

The Muckleburgh Military Collection

The Muckleburgh Military Collection can be found at Weybourne (NR25 7EH) between Blakeney and Sheringham on the A149 Norfolk Coast Road. There is a huge display of working tanks, guns and militaria.

The Muckleburgh Military Collection was named after Muckleburgh Hill at the foot of which the former Royal Artillery Anti-Aircraft Military Camp was located in Weybourne on the North Norfolk coast.

The Royal Artillery Camp is a site of historic military significance for it was where the Romans, Vikings and Anglo Saxons invaded before it was used for defence in WW1 and WW2. In addition to the tanks and guns there are displays on Air Sea Rescue, RAF reconnaissance and the Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry. The light weapons, the extensive ammunition display and the models are amongst the finest you will find anywhere.

The Muckleburgh Military Collection can be found at Weybourne (NR25 7EH) between Blakeney and Sheringham on the A149 Norfolk Coast Road. There is a huge display of working tanks, guns and militaria which takes at least two hours to visit.

The site had long been a base for the repulse of invasion from the early days of the Spanish Armada in1588 until the end of the Second World War. There is a sixteenth century saying “He who would Old England win must at Weybourne hope begin” reflecting the ease of landing because of the deep shore water.

The Collection now numbers over 150 tanks, guns and vehicles in addition to an extensive display of light weapons, ammunition and other exhibits. These have come from far and wide and a special feature is that all the military vehicles on display are kept in working order.

During school holidays there is a daily tank demonstration at 2.30 pm (except Saturdays) subject to the weather. On these days military lorry rides take visitors round the former Royal Artillery Camp to see the anti-aircraft guns, the airfield, RAF Radar station and original wartime defences.

 

The Royal Artillery Camp is a site of historic military significance for it was where the Romans, Vikings and Anglo Saxons invaded before it was used for defence in WW1 and WW2. In addition to the tanks and guns there are displays on Air Sea Rescue, RAF reconnaissance and the Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry. The light weapons, the extensive ammunition display and the models are amongst the finest you will find anywhere.

Bring your smart phone or tablet with a QR code reader and you will be able to see free videos of some of the tanks and exhibits in action. Just scan the QR code on the red description board by an exhibit.

With fine sea views the Café provides a wide range of snacks and lunches. Look at our website for forthcoming events and a visual tour of the museum. You can even book to drive a tank!

It’s a great place to visit for children. Disable friendly, with dog kennels, free WiFi Broadband, a play and a picnic area all add to its attraction.

2017 Admission Rates:- Adults £11, Children £7 (under 4’s free), Military Vehicle Ride (£3 per person)

Muckleburgh is often used for films and documentaries. Its location includes restored gun emplacements and pill boxes. The setting offers woodland, hills, and fine sea views.  The tanks, guns and vehicles can be hired for use on the site.

The Muckleburgh Military Collection
Weybourne, Norfolk, NR25 7EH

01263 588 210

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