Buckenham Museum

THE FRIENDLY INVASION

He may be more famous for gracing the silver screen in a string of classic Westerns, but Jimmy Stewart also has connections with the East.

Before the Hollywood star first strapped on a six-shooter he was the first Operations Officer when Old Buckenham airbase in central Norfolk first opened. Its most important residents? The USAAF 453rd Bombardment Group.  where you’ll find a museum, café and runway that is still used today. And the Old Buckenham Airshow is a record-breaking event that takes place every summer.

Discover more about this fascinating part of Norfolk past and present here at the museum’s website.

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