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“Small museum ran by wonderful staff”

Carew Cheriton Control Tower
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sageston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This must be one of the smallest museums I have ever visited but also one that I will never forget. Why the reason is very simple, everyone who is involved in the running and maintenance of this facility can speak in the first person, they know what happened, they know who lived and died here and to sit and listen to someone speaking in the first hand from a volunteer who as a boy watched Stuka dive bombers attacking Milford Haven was riveting.
They remember the base, their families lived next door to barrack blocks, they gave up land and property to the servicemen. They can tell you stories of the fatal consequences of war, where the men are buried and of the history of every artefact that they have carefully gathered over the years to help them tell the story of the RAF airfield that blossomed in their small village all those years ago.
You will walk away having had a wonderful experience listening to the story of this wartime airfield, it is only open on limited days so check the website before visiting five minutes from Carew Castle.

2  Thank Hugh M
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

There were several gentlemen around on the day we visited and they took the time to tell us about the exhibits, the museum and the local area. The control tower has been remarkably brought back to life and they are keen to continue this work and restore an Avro Anson.

1  Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

A really good if small war museum, run admirably by local volunteers and enthusiasts. Well worth a visit and very deserving of support.

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

This was an event in August that was excellent. It was well organized and had something for every age group including children. There was a parachute display that was brilliant and a stationary Spitfire on display. The two bands taking part were excellent and the group of Irish Dancers performed well in spite of very poor music backing as the sound system did not operate well for them.The food and crafts for sale were of good value.
The parking in the field was well organized and the volunteers were most helpful. It was a superb day out and well worth the visit.

Thank Canuck475
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We visited recently as we were staying very near to the airfield and were looking for something to do close to where we were staying whilst waiting to check in.

We were very lucky that there was the annual Wings Over Carew event taking place. This included various displays, dancing, pipe bands, etc but the big display was the RAF Falcons Display team. There was also supposed to be a Dakota fly past but we had to leave before this arrived. There were lots of other displays including classic cars, Police, Fire, Army, Cadets and also food and drink facilities.

The admission also included the ability to look around the tower which was very interesting with some veterans explaining how everything operated. A delightful gentleman gave a demonstration of Morse code.

Thank ChuckSid
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