Carew Cheriton Control Tower

Carew Cheriton Control Tower

Carew Cheriton Control Tower
4.5
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Discover the aviation and wartime history of south Pembrokeshire, take a trip back to the 1940s and experience the restored Control Tower building as it would have been during the war years. Don a helmet, take cover and sing wartime songs in our reconstructed Stanton Air Raid Shelter, now built above ground for easy access by all. Experience our huge array of exhibits of the era in our museum collection including military uniforms, RAF maps, radio equipment, ration books, Bren gun, Enfield rifle and many, many more… Enjoy the personal testimonies and local stories of the wartime in Carew from two of our very active members now in their 80’s – Both were in secondary school in 1939! And now you can come and see our restoration progress in the newly built hanger on our Avro Anson, Thompson Fuel bowser and Fordson tractor.
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Mobile606381
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic visit. Volunteer showed us round, very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. Great attention to detail in the Control Tower and numerous exhibits that told the history throughout the airfield’s life. Also visited the War Graves at nearby cemetery which were beautifully kept and very moving. Would recommend a visit to this Control Tower to anyone.
Written 15 October 2023
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Derek T
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Fantastic place run by enthusiastic and very knowledgeable volunteers, lots to see and do and also listen to the stories and knowledge of the volunteers
Written 14 September 2023
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Lee J
Pontypridd, UK63 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Driving through West Wales my lad spotted a sign for the control tower and the RAF Museum, it was a rainy day so we popped in to have a look. What a place, stacked to the roof with so much history and photos and models and interesting information, we was absolutely blown away. But there was more, much much more. By going up into the control tower was like stepping back in time and seeing technology from when I first joined the military in the 1980’s brought a smile to my face. The bomb shelter was again like a time capsule and my favourite part was the hanger where we got to see some proper classic vehicles including the Morris Oxford & an RAF Land Rover (possibly a series 1). Within the hanger we got to meet the guys who are rebuilding the Avro and they gave us a quick understanding of the workings which was fascinating to say the least. My favourite part was seeing the amount of Royal Engineers items they had been given from local people that were displayed with the same amount of care and consideration that was granted to the RAF items. The shop was very good and my children got themselves some badges. I highly recommend a visit but please check their opening times first. A massive thank you to all of the staff and volunteers for making such a tremendous effort with being helpful, informative and their kind attitude towards the visitors.
Written 9 August 2023
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FosterMommaCatBex
Cardiff, UK84 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Time it right to see the volunteers and you’ll have a lovely walk through history… you can see a lot of effort has gone into keeping the place alive….
Written 25 June 2023
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Natmayhew
Haverfordwest, UK66 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
What an amazing place to visit. Never been before but my partner expressed an interest in visiting so today we did! And I'm glad we did.
So much to see and a very interesting talk by 2 of the volunteers. (1 of which was 95 years of age but didn't look it, Ron I think his name was apologies if wrong, I'm hard of hearing)
My partner got dressed up as a pilot!
We heard the siren and saw the way they were warned if there was gas, heard sos messages and saw lots of interesting pieces. Sat in an air raid shelter.
Such a brilliant informative place to go.
And now my mum wants to visit so I will be back

Thanks 😊
Written 26 October 2022
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Geoff
51 contributions
Sep 2022
Visited whilst holidaying in Pembrokeshire. A very interesting museum with lots to see run by a friendly group of enthusiasts. Interesting to hear it was used during first and second war.
Written 27 September 2022
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Paul H
Warrington, UK45 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
For those who are interested in the bygone days of WW2, this old airfield is a must see. The guides were full of information and gave an interesting and interactive presentation. So much so that you could try on old uniforms of the period, learn a little morse code, and even get hands on with some weapons of day. No shooting allowed!!

There are plenty of exhibits to see in the small museum as well as a couple of air raid shelters. You can also visit the workshop where aircraft are being restored.

Would I recommend this place to others? Yes.

Would I go back again? Most definitely.
Written 15 September 2022
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bevpig
Guildford, UK14 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Well organised and run by informed volunteers. Not to be missed. Full of displays and information. I have never seen a lot of the items on display before.
Written 18 August 2022
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Eizabel06
Rochdale, UK14 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A fabulous understated museum Lots of artefacts and a absolute wealth of knowledge from the museum volunteers Learned lots of new facts and loved the air aid shelter and the rebuild of the Avro taking place
Thank you for a fabulous day out
Written 5 August 2022
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Rhonwen B
Chester, UK4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Really interesting and informative trip to Carew Cheriton Control Tower. We were lucky enough to speak to John Brock who had first hand experience of the area in war time and showed us some of his own belongings. He showed our daughter how to send SOS in Morse Code on a signalling machine. Inspiring to see what a team of committed volunteers can achieve.
Written 3 August 2022
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