Visit the Vulcan Day

See former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close at our Visit the Vulcan Day. You can walk round the Vulcan and for an additional fee you can climb inside for a guided tour of the cockpit.

As well as the Vulcan, there will be much to keep the whole family entertained. There will be examples of the weapons carried by the Vulcan during its time with the RAF, including examples of the type of 1,000 lb high explosive bomb the Vulcan dropped on Port Stanley airfield during the 1982 Falklands Conflict.

Other displays will be announced - watch this space!

There will be burger, hot dog and sweet stands, so no one will go hungry or thirsty. Our souvenir stand will be open selling a selection of Vulcan souvenirs, including models, badges, patches, postcards, books and much more.

Cockpit visits will take place on a timed ticket basis, so there will be no need to stand and queue.

Limited free car parking will be available close to the Vulcan. Please follow the ‘Vulcan Open Day’ direction signs after entering the airport. If the Vulcan car park is full, visitors will need to park in the airport’s short stay car park (for which there is a charge) which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Vulcan.

Sorry – due to airport rules, we regret that no pets can be admitted with the exception of assistance dogs.
Gates open at 10.00 am with last admission at 4.00 pm.

General admission is £7.00 for adults with under-16s admitted FREE. Tickets will be on sale on the gate and are also available to buy in advance should you wish. There is no need to buy advance tickets for under-16s.

Full refunds will be given if, for any reason, the event does not go ahead.

Cockpit visits are an additional £7.00 per person applicable to both adults and under-16s; cockpit tickets available on the day only.
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF
Sun 18 September
Contact telephone: 07881 445453 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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