The Spitfire is back and we’re ready to welcome you for 2023!
Built in 1942 – 43 on the edge of RAF Langham, this intriguing building utilised innovative technology to train anti-aircraft gunners.
Long before digital virtual reality was invented, moving images projected onto the inside of the Dome taught brave trainees how to shoot down enemy aircraft successfully. Seventy years after the end of World War 2, a visit to the Dome offers a unique opportunity to journey back in time and experience what life was like for those who served at RAF Langham.
Langham Dome, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is one of only a handful of anti-aircraft gunnery domes left in the UK. In 2013, the North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust, which owns Langham Dome, was awarded £446,400 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with £199,000 by English Heritage and a variety of other generous grants, to open the Langham Dome as a visitor attraction. Our mission is to reveal the significance of the Dome and RAF Langham in the defence of Britain during and after World War II, and to remember the sacrifices made by service personnel.
In early summer 2020, we unveiled our full sized replica silver Spitfire Mk IX, which is dedicated to Richard Younghusband who died in a gunnery training mission at Langham airfield.Visit Website
April and May
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
10.00 - 16.00
Memorial garden FREE Admission
June, July, August, September, October
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10.00 - 16.00
Family (up to 3 children)
FREE admission to memorial garden
Other things to do nearby
‘Liquid Gender’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre
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‘Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time’: What Is The Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre
In his first ever UK solo exhibition, American artist Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972) will create a new site-specific installation for the Sainsbury Centre.View event
‘The Camera Never Lies – Challenging images through The Incite Project’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre
Re-evaluating some of the most iconic images of the past 100 years will be an exhibition dedicated to the impact and influence photography has had on shaping – and in some cases misdirecting – the narrative of major global events.View event
‘In Event of Moon Disaster’: What Is Truth? season at The Sainsbury Centre
The programme kicks off with an Emmy Award-winning interactive experience that is a deep dive into misinformation and conspiracy.View event
Top 5 places in the UK to birdwatch
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