Tour the Museum

Reception/Phase one

This museum gives a truly atmospheric feel with displays of authentic memorabilia and photographs connected with the airfield and personnel who served at this the highest airfield in the UK at 970ft.

Between phase one and phase two we have a display in a hut called the Sgt Jenkinson P.O.W display. Sgt Philip Jenkinson was a mid upper gunner in a 10 SQDN Halifax. Shot down in 1943 over Germany, he became a P.O.W. This is a truly unique collection displayed thanks to the Jenkinson family.

Phase two

Houses in a large collection of 1.72 scale aircraft models.

A Bletchley park display.

A Pigeons at War exhibit includes a Dickin medal and animal heroes of WWII.

A large airfield map and layout of RAF Davidstow Moor with photographs of buildings past and present.

Phase three

A collection of aviation artifacts from South West aviation historical society built up over 40 years by Graham Lewis from Devon and Eddie Walford from Cornwall.

We have over three thousand(!) fragments of aircraft from Spitfires to Hawk jets, all displayed with information about each aircraft, crew etc.

131 aircraft are presented from Devon and Cornwall, plus 15 Battle of Britain aircraft and 26 from around the UK and world, including parts of V1 and V2s.

Transmitter Room

Here are two very large transmitters which were saved from the Bodmin Moor BT Station by the Mid Cornwall History Group, from the cold war era.

 

Visiting

Opening hours 10.30am – 4.00pm

7 days a week – Easter Saturday until the end of October.

Free entry. Donations appreciated

Wheel chair and dog friendly.