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“Full sized VC10”

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents had visited here and thought that our children would love it. So off we set from our YHA near Padstow. Think the place could do with some better signage as was a pain to find, we called into the Aeorhub, as the address is Aerohub 2, but they told us we were in wrong location but they did give us directions. Likewise we came up to a locked gate with no signage on it which was a puzzle until my wife managed to get a phone signal and found out that it doesn’t open until 11:00am. Only a five minute wait, so that was ok with us. Once inside it was a pleasure to see how many of the planes you could actual get into and how they encouraged the children to get into the cockpit of the planes.
We got the impression that the places survives through the dedicated a a number of enthusiastic volunteers, with some of it coming over as a bit amateurish, but overall it is worth making the effort as we all enjoyed it. The highlight for me was full sized VC10, as, as a youngster I flew in one to Singapore when my Dad was posted there with the RAF.
Some more signage a little further out from the turning off the A3059 would be really helpful.

Thank PoliteEngineer
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"harrier jump jet"
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"newquay airport"
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"on display"
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"iconic aircraft"
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"st mawgan"
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"friendly volunteers"
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"interesting place"
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"interesting visit"
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"share their knowledge"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

all the planes were so accessible and the guides were so knowledgable time passed so quickly-the cafe was an unexpected bonus-lovely pasty-super items to buy in the shop-for the little ones-red arrows flying suit!
would definitely recomend it well worth the reasonable entrance fee-£8 for adult

Thank fiatbubble
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, not many planes currently but fleet is building. What they do have are very interesting you are able to sit in most of the planes including the iconic Harrier jump jet. Dogs are made welcome as well

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to this venue was meant to be for a couple of hours but managed to find enough to do that I was there for most of the day until closing! Friendly staff who seem very knowledgeable about the aircraft they have in the museum. I was also lucky to be there when they had two new exhibits delivered in the form of Tornado jets in kit form.

Thank Mr Neville M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my kids for fathers day. We all really enjoyed it. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank jimmyg931
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