City's aviation museum says NDR has increased visitor numbers
PUBLISHED: 16:29 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 21 November 2018
Archant Norfolk 2016
The City of Norwich Aviation Museum says business has increased following the opening of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR).
Prior to the road’s construction there had been concern about the museum’s future in Horsham St Faith.
But its chairman Colin Kerrison said visitor numbers had increased ever since the route, now known as Broadland Northway, opened earlier this year.
He said: “It has increased our footfall and a lot of visitors are locals. Not a day goes by where people say ‘I didn’t realise these was up here’.”
Some of the museum’s larger aircraft are now visible from the dual carriageway, which Mr Kerrison said has helped promote the site.
He said the only issue was that the museum is now “cut-off” from Norwich Airport.
Mr Kerrison said: “It means we cannot fly in aircraft anymore. Everything we get now will have to come in by road.”