Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, Newquay

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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A great family tourist attraction. Informative - and interesting aviation heritage and activity museum. Ideal for young and old. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Sit inside the cockpits of some fantastic aircraft...
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2-3 hours
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Georgina G
4 contributions
A great day at the Aviation Museum
Oct 2021
Wonderful volunteers willing to chat and share their memories, especially the lady who had met Sir Frank Whittle on his 80th birthday. Being able to sit in the cockpits of such iconic aircraft was very special. We struggled to find it, and finally had to phone to get directions and that worked well with excellent directions. Then we struggled to find the exit on our way out, so we had to laugh, as we don't usually get lost, and twice in one day was a change. Once you find it, it is really worth a visit, and not expensive.
Written 10 October 2021
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Papa T
Sidcup, UK138 contributions
The staff know there stuff
Sep 2021 • Couples
We visited on a wet Tuesday morning, but from the moment you walk into the pay area. You can tell that the staff enjoy what they do and want to share with you.

There are lots of models and items as well as aircraft which some you can get into.

Several aircraft outside as well.

Definitely recommend to visit.
Written 30 September 2021
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Jo
Cornwall, UK1 contribution
Amazing attraction! Y
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited here on Thursday 30th September on a wet morning but even the rain couldn’t put a downer on the mood, all the stuff are so friendly and helpful a big thank you to Dave who stood out in the rain with us and gave us lots of information about each plane he is a credit to the attraction. Had a lovely morning and can’t wait to come back to visit again
Written 30 September 2021
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Tony L
2 contributions
Absolutely superb
Sep 2021
A superb afternoons entertainment, excellent facilities, great selection of exhibits and some of the most friendly and knowledgeable volunteers I’ve had the good fortune to meet. Well done CAHC…
Written 26 September 2021
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andy
Wythenshawe, UK3 contributions
A Fantastic Step back in time.
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a fantastic place to visit and from the moment you arrive in the Car Park until the moment you leave, your greeted by a smile and a friendly face and someone always giving you information and stories about the aircraft and area. It’s a fantastic place to visit with any member or members of the family both old and young. Both my Father & I (both being ex forces) had a fantastic day and will certainly visit again if ever in the area,but highly recommend this place to anyone. What a Gem and the staff are fantastic.
Written 19 September 2021
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Margaret291944
Birchington, UK79 contributions
Morning at The Heritage Museum
Sep 2021
My husband had a morning at this Museum. Was full of praise for it when he came back. He is an Aircraft enthusiast so it made his holiday. Said that the staff were very helpful.
Written 17 September 2021
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Karl T
Birmingham, UK181 contributions
Great little Museum
Aug 2021
Great little visit , some of the aircraft need a bit of attention ( painting ) but its great to see different types there, and is good for kids as you can climb into the cockpits .
As soon as i parked the Volunteer came over and gave me a full history of the museum and airport , which was very interesting to listen too.
Very knowledgeable staff , and i spent quite a few pounds in the shop , also used was the Cafe which served hot and cold food.
I was that impressed with the shop i ended up going back a few days later to spend some more.
Written 12 September 2021
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Burty83
Eastleigh, UK8 contributions
Superb attraction for all ages
Aug 2021 • Family
What a great find.

As part of a family with little knowledge of different aircraft (but keen for a break from the beach!) the volunteers couldn’t have been more accommodating. Our 3 and 6 year old girls loved exploring the site and clambering in to the cockpits. Disappointing not to be able to explore more internally to some of the larger jets due to higher Covid rates, but completely support the volunteers in restricting access.

Any low scoring reviews of this place are laughable. It was an entirely professional and knowledgeable experience from the volunteering team. Would love to go back.

Highly recommend
Written 2 September 2021
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Mustangon1
London, UK75 contributions
Great tucked away museum
Sep 2021 • Family
Tucked away and not very well advertised BUT a excellent experience, very clued up volunteers knew all about the planes some you can sit in
Written 1 September 2021
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Simon B
5 contributions
Fantasy Aviation Museum Cornwall
Aug 2021 • Couples
A little gem hidden away at the old RAF St Mawgan side of Newquay Airport, Cornwall- really interesting exhibits and experienced and enthusiastic volunteers who give a great understanding of the aircraft - sitting in vintage jet aircraft was a real treat! Highly recommend a visit!
Written 25 August 2021
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