Langham Airfield Dome Trainer, Langham
Langham Airfield Dome Trainer, Langham, Norfolk View on map
Langham Dome was a state-of-the-art AA (anti-aircraft) gunnery trainer. Standing 25 ft tall and some 40 ft wide, its wartime use was as a training facility for anti-aircraft gunners in ground-to-air anti-aircraft defence. Gunners were schooled in accuracy using ground-breaking stop-frame film technology, developed in 1940, which ‘simulated’ air attacks by projecting images of enemy aircraft onto the interior walls of the Dome. Langham Dome is one of only six such WW2 gunnery trainers left in existence in 2014, although 40 were built.
March 27, 28 and 31 10.30 - 4pm; April and May 10.30am - 4pm Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays; June, July, September and October: 10.30am - 4pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays; August 10.30 - 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Hoiliday Monday.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
- Adult: £5.00
- Child: Free
Langham Dome is between the North Norfolk villages of Langham and Cockthorpe. It is 2 miles inland from the A149 coast road at Stiffkey and 5 miles from Sharrington on the A148.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Disabled Toilets: No
- Assistance dogs: Yes