Wellesbourne Wartime Museum

Wellesbourne Wartime Museum

Wellesbourne Wartime Museum
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Martin S
Tamworth, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is not a big museum, but the modest £3 entrance fee reflects that. Several very interesting aircraft and a wealth of aircraft parts and memorabilia, some of it in an original wartime bunker. Free parking and a Café with outdoor seating, also. And a number of small planes "parked", with a few actually flying in and out.
NOTES: 1. This museum is only open on Sundays, as it is run by a very small band of volunteers. Lovely men, by the way, extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
2. Although the mighty Vulcan bomber (yes, the one which "escaped" on to the road during a taxi run, a while back) is a few hundred metres up the road, you cannot get to it. Access is only on Saturdays - so you will need to visit twice to see everything.
If you are interested in wartime planes - don't miss this excellent little museum!
Written 15 February 2024
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KevinTobin467
Bicester, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fantastic museum. It may be small but is packed with interesting information and personal stories. The staff are very knowledgeable.
I think they could publicise a little more, especially the fantastic two volume history of the airfield they sell
Written 11 August 2023
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Debbie S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Would highly recommend a visit here, the whole team working are volunteers and have a good knowledge of the Vulcan bomber. Very helpful, we had a great time. 🙂👍
Written 14 November 2022
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Andrea S
Manchester, UK113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Brilliant little museum only open on Sundays and with more than reasonable entry price and friendly, enthusiastic volunteers! The museum is not to be confused with the Vulcan bomber experience, which is a separate entity at the other end of the airfield and only open to visitors on Saturdays I believe. But again, the volunteers at the Vulcan are also knowledgeable, friendly and only accept donations for all their hard work (although there is also a brilliant little shop that we bought some amazing books from too for my father in law - all the proceeds go towards the restoration/upkeep of the Vulcan). The car park is free but small and the cafe onsite is also worth a visit and has an outdoor seating area to watch the planes on good weather days. All in all wellesbourne airfield is well worth a visit!"
Written 14 March 2022
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CarltonA10
Stoke Poges, UK443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I called in on a Sunday morning and was greeted by a friendly volunteer. I enjoyed an unhurried look around the bunker, display aircraft and the portacabin. £2 is great value for a fascinating hour. The museum is through the third gate on the left after following road signs for the airfield from Wellesbourne. Nearby café looked inviting though I resisted the temptation.
Written 2 November 2021
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Holidaygirl78
Crawley, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Stopped in here with our Year 6 son, who is studying WW2), having seen a sign on the way to Charlecote, and so glad we did! It is a tiny museum with a few planes, a small museum and an interesting underground bunker but the entry fee is very reasonable (£2 adults, 50p children) and the volunteers are fascinating and made this a great experience. We also got to see a helicopter and light aeroplane taking off. We finished off with a drink in the nearby cafe. Three generations were very pleased with our hour long stop. Only open Sundays and weekends but definitely worth calling in if you are nearby.
Written 25 October 2021
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Tony B
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a small musuem run entirley by volunteers. It is very small, barley an acre in size, run by people who are doing it , because they want to. This does mean limited openeing times, and payment is a donation. I really enjoyed this vist. There are three or four aircraftA Vampire , Yak and Percival, traing aircraft that operated out of the feild when it was operational as a traing base.
The main intrest is the collection of Bits and Junk. As one volunter put it 'The big musuems would have neither the space nor intrest in odd lumps and bits, but we do, and if someone neds it, we have saved it'. The underground control room, as is normal in such things is tight to get into. There is a cafe and toilets next door in the airfeild cafe. Just up from the musuem is the Wellsbourne Vulcan. The volunters there are only on a Saturday.
Small qurky and relaxing. I really did enjoy the place.
Written 15 October 2019
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L H
Kidderminster, UK385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A very interesting museum including a small WW2 observation bunker, I was not expecting that. Volunteer staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the history of all things aviation. Great exhibition of WW2 items as well, there is also a Vulcan bomber a short distance away, well worth a visit.
Written 23 June 2019
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Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Went on Saturday so that I could get inside the Vulcan bomber, What a great experience it was. Very knowledgeable lady volunteer who spent over 30 minutes giving me information about the plane, its history and the crews who operated it. I'm afraid I had to stop her as I was aware that people were waiting for me outside.
Will certainly visit again.
Written 19 May 2019
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chriswalsh
Warwickshire, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
great to get up close to a vulcan, just wish we could still hear the noise of engine for real. end of an eirea
Written 22 April 2019
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