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“Mr lovely 158”

The Welsh Spitfire Museum
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“Mr lovely 158”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Very intresting even the wife was impressed shown us arond even though the we visited was not an open day:-)

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“Well worth stopping by”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I heard of the Welsh Spitfire Museum, purely by chance. It seems to be a lesser known place to visit in Pembs.
Staying nearby for just a week, I needed to wait until Friday to visit. this place is purely volunteer run and they simply don't have the resource to open every day.

The portacabin building it is in was donated and the chap who was showing me round explained that it was offered and they had to move quite swiftly to remove it from its location to its current site or risk losing it. It was all hands to the pump by all accounts.
The museum is completely free to visit and it contains several components of various planes, but has the main body of a Spitfire MkVII. The rebuilding of the Mk VIII is in the hangar next door, It was not available to see, until the open day planned for May 18th 2014. This rebuild is a complete rebuild and will cost around £1.5Million to complete. This place has very little money apart from donations, so you can see the uphill task they have.

There is a Merlin Engine to see along with various interesting items. It needs visitors with donations to help it along.

On a wet day in Pembrokeshire, it is a great visit, on a dry day visit and have a picnic outside.
There is no charge to visit, but they are very grateful for any donations.

Visited May 2014
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Somerset, England
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“An interesting project”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

A very small but informative museum at Haverfordwest Airport whose project is to restore a Mk VIII Spitfire.

The aircraft had been shipped to Australia towards the end of WWII and never flown in combat. It was found on a farm and brought back to the UK in 2007. Much work needs to be done as it has been badly neglected over the years. The aim is to have it flying in 5 years time and to achieve this a great deal of money needs to be raised.

This is the main object of the museum and a charity shop in Pembroke. These are run by enthusiasts under the umbrella of the Aviation Heritage Foundation whose aim is to advance the education of the public in national aviation history.

The fuselage and cockpit together with an engine and many artifacts are there to be seen, touched and photographed.

Visited June 2013
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