We will be holding four of our popular Visit the Vulcan Days in 2017, the first taking place on Sunday 23 April.
The other dates are: 18 June (Fathers’ Day), 20 August and 24 September.
Our Visit the Vulcan Days are great days out for aircraft enthusiasts and the general public alike. The VRT Team will be on hand to give guided tours of Vulcan XL426 and for an additional fee you can climb inside the Vulcan’s cockpit.
Gates open at 10.00 a.m. on each day with last admission at 4.00 p.m.
General admission is £4.00 for adults with accompanied under-16s admitted FREE. Admission allows you entry to the Vulcan’s parking area to walk around the aircraft, take a guided tour if you wish and take photographs. An additional £3.50 per person applicable to both adults and under-16s will gain you entry for a tour of XL426's cockpit.
Admission and cockpit tickets will only be on sale ‘at the gate’ on the day of each event – please note that there are no advance ticket sales.
Entry is free for Vulcan Restoration Trust members.
Cockpit visits take place every 15 minutes and are done on a timed ticket basis, so there is no need to stand and queue. Space is limited so cockpit visit tickets are subject to availability. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
You will also be able to see a WE177B nuclear bomb, carried by the Vulcan during its time with the Royal Air Force, as well as examples of the 1,000 lb high explosive bombs the Vulcan dropped on Port Stanley airfield during the 1982 Falklands Conflict.
Also on display will be the life raft which the Vulcan’s crew would have used had they had to bale out of the aircraft over the sea.
Car Parking – important notice
Due to ongoing airport development, there will be no free parking at our Visit the Vulcan Days in 2017. All car parking will be in the airport’s short stay car parks for which there is a charge. We do, therefore, advise all visitors to arrive by train or bus if possible. London Southend Airport station is only two minutes walk from the Vulcan and is served by frequent trains on the London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria line. Turn right when leaving the station and follow the signs to the Vulcan.
Details of train times, local bus services and car parking charges can be found on the London Southend Airport website: www.southendairport.com
Our souvenir stand will be open at each Visit the Vulcan Day selling a selection of Vulcan souvenirs, including Vulcan models, badges, patches, postcards, books, and much more. Hot and cold snacks and drinks will also be on sale.
Sorry – due to airport rules, we regret that no pets can be admitted with the exception of assistance dogs.