Below are details of our aviation heritage sites in the South West. The air defence of this region was assigned to RAF Fighter Command 10 Group from 1940. Please note full details for each site are listed below the map, in alphabetical order.

Due to COVID 19 not all sites are open, and some sites open seasonally. Please check their websites for the latest visiting information.

Aerospace Bristol is an aerospace museum at Filton, to the north of Bristol, England. The project is run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust and houses a varied collection of exhibits, including Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly. From the earliest days of powered flight to the cutting-edge technology of tomorrow, visitors are inspired by fun practical science interactives and amazing exhibits, including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites and more.Read more

Address: Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BZ

Phone: 0117 931 5315

Email: info@aerospacebristol.org

aerospacebristol.org/

A superb and growing collection (20+) of post-WW2 military aircraft, both large and small, with unparalleled access to cockpits and crew stations, aviation and aerospace exhibits, artefacts and memorabilia, enormous model collections, simulator, with volunteer guides. Based in and around a fully-equipped and functional Cold-War era Hardened-Aircraft-Shelter with a shop and cosy cafe.Read more

Address: HAS 3, Aerohub 2, Newquay Airport, Cornwall TR8 4GP

Phone: 01637 861962

Email: info@cornwallaviationhc.co.uk

cornwallaviationhc.co.uk/

Greenham Control Tower is a visitor centre and community café with the aim of preserving and sharing the historical legacy of one of the few remaining airfield buildings. It shares the story of Greenham Common and offers space to enjoy the common from a fascinating and dynamic location.Read more

Address: Burys Bank Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 8BZ

Email: info@greenhamtower.org.uk

www.greenhamtower.org.uk

The Helicopter Museum houses the world's largest collection of helicopters including the world speed record holder, two aircraft of the Queen's Royal Flight, a Russian anti-tank gunship and numerous rotorcraft that the hold top benchmark status on the National Aviation Heritage Register. The Museum is also home to the Weston Aviation Exhibition which showcases the remarkable aviation history of the local area. Themed events, open cockpit days and helicopter flight days take place throughout the year. Shop, cafe and film theatre are also on site.Read more

Address: The Heliport, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS24 8PP

Phone: 01934 635227

Email: helimuseum@btconnect.com

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

Upottery was the last wartime airfield to be built on the Blackdown Hills. In April 1944, the USAAF 439th Troop Carrier Group arrived with 80 C-47 transport planes in preparation for the invasion of Normandy. In late May American paratroops from the 1st & 2nd Battalions of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division arrived, including the famous Easy company of “Band of Brothers” fame. The exhibition in our Heritage Centre features a unique collection of photographs, of Aircraft and Personnel preparing for the invasion and film of their take-off. We also provide airfield tours by arrangement.Read more

Address: Slough Lane, Smeatharpe, Devon, EX14 9RD

Phone: 07778 857722

Email: info@southwestairfields.co.uk

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