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“Continues the good work”

Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Camelford
Certificate of Excellence
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Continues the good work”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have been visiting the museum for a few years now and it always offers good value with something new at every visit.
A very diverse group of exhibits to cover the airfields history but also other airfields and theatres of war.
Some favourites include the Roxy Cinema with a how we made it film of the museum, vampire cockpit section and the original offices mess fireplace excavated from underneath piles of rubble a few years ago.
We were guinea pigs for the first airfield tour which I can recommend from some years back now but it gets you to places you might not expect to see - like the control tower further up field and still standing after all these years.
Bad weather on this trip only added to the atmosphere of the lonely airfield of which is now honoured by every visitor to step though the gates and enjoy the hard work of these very dedicated people.
One should also remember to visit the smaller and independent museum next door for more information and excellent exhibits on the airfield and its aircrew.

Visited June 2013
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Portsmouth
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Based on positive reviews we decided to visit the museum on our way home from our holiday. Wish we had gone on the Thursday - would have loved to have gone on the tour. Despite the museum looking small from the outside a surprising amount of exhibits are on display. We spent far more time at the museum than we expected. Although there isn't much for children to do our 7 year old daughter didn't once complain of boredom. She loved having a NAFFI break and being in charge of the map. If you get a chance talk to the owners they were so friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely go back and next time take the airfield tour. Thanks to the owners for giving us directions to a great place for lunch - the ford / stream near the prisoner of war site was superb. Have already given out some of the museum leaflets to work colleagues.

Visited June 2013
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Give it a chance , you won't regret it”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is well worth visiting ! When you arrive here you may think its not up to much but once you go in there is much more to see than you would think.The guys here are so enthusiastic and knowledgable about their exhibits. It is very reasonable to get in, has loads of character and deserves support , we will be returning in the future. Look out for the sexy mannequins modeling the costumes from WW2 !!

Visited May 2013
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Barnstaple
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had not planned to visit. In fact we did not know it was there. Just saw the "brown sign" on the way home from Padstow and decided to have a nosey. So very glad we did, what a fabulous place. Everyone is friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If you expect sophisticated hi-tech displays you will be disappointed. BUT this museum does NOT need them, it speaks for itself and oozes "charm and passion". We arrived just before 3 and left at closing. We did not do the final exhibits justice, we could have spent at least another hour. So will return as soon as we can to continue where we left off and enjoy another cup of tea in the NAAFI!!! Ooh nearly forgot it's not just for the boys!!!!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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“Feel the passion”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Spend the time to speak to the staff. Steve the chief is a bundle of positivity and passion for the museum and he and the team have created a fantastic home grown museum that surpasses its quaint image from the outside. Couldn't recommend more. More Battle of Britain then broken Britain here. Also look out for the sexy arian mannequins in each display...

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