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Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum

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So worth a visit

What a find! Worth spending a few hours here. From the enthusiastic volunteers to the fabulous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SilverOAP66
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England
Rustic, Quirky, Enjoyable

Had a free day on our Cornish break so decided to come and have a look based on previous reviews... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul1889
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Cairns, Australia
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| Nottles Park, Davidstow, Camelford PL32 9YF, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 January 2014

At first sight you might be fooled into thinking you're just in for a whistle-stop tour......how very wrong you would be! Steve (who is an absolute scream and so passionate about what he and the team have created you could spend all day just chatting...More

5  Thank Sarah D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 July 2017

loads and loads of exhibits lots to see. my only comment is theres so much stuff it doesnt tell a story, areas need to thinned down a bit but you cant deny the enthusiasm of the creators of the museum and itll keep the kids...More

2  Thank mark b
steve p, Owner at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We have visited several museums that have adopted modern 'minimalism', that is to say most of the artefacts have been put into store where no-one can see them! We prefer the idea of a museum that puts artefacts on show and it seems that 97%...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! Worth spending a few hours here. From the enthusiastic volunteers to the fabulous displays. I am not always keen on museum visits but this is the exception. There is so much to see, films to watch and displays. If you want your...More

Thank SilverOAP66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a free day on our Cornish break so decided to come and have a look based on previous reviews, we weren't disappointed, especially myself being ex R Navy but even my wife who came along grudgingly left happy. Its not hi tech but the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a brilliant place to go and learn all about the war. Brilliant displays which had the children interested. My 10 year old especially enjoyed it as he is learning all about the war at school. The place looks like it is being updated all...More

Thank Becky L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on Saturday. Spent 4 hours enjoying the exhibits. The film at the beginning sets the scene so I recommend watching this before going round the exhibits. The couple that own and run it were really friendly. The air hanger was locked by the...More

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great hidden treasure in Cornwall. Never realised what went on during the wars. Good displays and a great film on how it was all created and history of the airfield

1  Thank Ian-Jayne-12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby was well chuffed when I suggested coming here whilst we were on holiday - this is the sort of thing he loves. Neither of us were disappointed. The exhibits were really interesting, and loved the touches of humour dotted around.

1  Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a lovely few hours today and was really impressed with the amount of artefacts and the exhibits! Very friendly staff and especially loved all the local links. Thoroughly enjoyed by my 10,11 and 50yr old boys!!

1  Thank Adele J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a fantastic place you can feel the passion of its creator. the variety of exhibits is amazing with both world wars and the home front plus a 50s garage forecourt complete with smoking pump attendant!. wish I had spent longer here but only spotted...More

1  Thank ruthloz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting day out, suitable for all age groups. Friendly & informative staff. Loved lunch in the Nafi. Thoroughly recommend.

1  Thank Bridget R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as a group of eleven ageing sailors plus 2 dogs, all the way from neighbouring Rock and on probably the windiest day of the year. Our planning for this group trip had been accommodated with relaxed precision by the museum's main man and owner...More

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steve p, Owner at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Roger for your delightful review. We are pleased that your crew from Rock (sea level) braved it on a rather blustery!!!!!!!!day to visit us at 970 ft above sea level on Englands's highest airfield. The place certainly has it's own magic and you...More

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Joe H
8 July 2018|
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Response from Morchardbob | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I don't see why not. There is very little traffic and there are no signs to guide you as to propriety Bob
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Joe H
8 July 2018|
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Response from johnupv5 | Reviewed this property |
The museum does not own the runways which I believe belong to a farmer who keeps a flock of sheep on them. The museum probably know who to contact, maybe worth a phone call.
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