The Muckleburgh Military Collection
Published date: July 2020
Discover an extensive collection of military tanks, guns and equipment including models, ammunition, and light weapons. The Muckleburgh Military Collection is open from Easter until the end of October and can be found in Weybourne, on the north Norfolk coast, close to the pretty market town of Holt.
Considered the finest private museum of military memorabilia in the United Kingdom, The Muckleburgh Military Collection is suitable for all ages and provides a wealth of information and displays items that have been collected from around the world.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection is sited on the former Royal Artillery Anti-Aircraft training camp at Weybourne and was opened to the public in 1988. Majority of its extensive range of tanks and armoured cars are maintained in working condition and there are many exhibits including artillery, machine guns and missiles in addition to a fine collection of ships and land warfare models. Visitors can also view the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry collection of uniforms, weapons, photographs and documents, as well as RAF Reconnaissance and Air Sea Rescue and Marine Craft exhibits.
Michael Savory, a former stockbroker and then Lord Mayor of London, and his father started the collection in a derelict military camp at Weybourne. He was Honorary Colonel of The London Regiment and a council member of a leading military charity for a number of years. His late father, Squadron Leader Berry Savory, served in the RAF during WW2. After the Battle of Britain, while on the staff of Combined Operations, he was involved in the planning and training for the invasion of Europe.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection is popular with schools and offers educational school trips, focusing on children studying Key Stages 1-3. Further details, including how to book a visit, can be found on their website.
Have you ever wanted to drive a tank? The Muckleburgh Military Collection offer visitors who are aged over 18 and hold a driving licence the opportunity to book a tank driving experience. Further information is on their website.
There is an onsite café and shop, military lorry rides, picnic and play area. More details can be found by visiting The Muckleburgh Military Collection website.