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Wellesbourne Wartime Museum


Wellesbourne Wartime Museum is situated on Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield in Warwickshire. Wellesbourne Mountford is best known for its role in the Second World War, when it was under control by RAF Bomber Command as an Operational Training Unit training crews from within the commonwealth and other countries.

The airfield was originally opened in 1941 constructed in the typical Class A airfield design, the main unit to use the airfield was No. 22 Operational Training Unit RAF which flew Vickers Wellingtons and Avro Ansons for RAF Bomber Command from 14 April 1941.

The museum, with it's undergound bunker and command post, documents the history of the airfield which saw the likes of 'Dingy Young', 'Tirpitz Tate'and Arthur Clarke come through it's gates. Wellesbourne was closed in 1964 and put on care and maintenance until it was sold back to it's pre-war owners.


Wellesbourne Wartime Museum

Loxley Road,



Warwickshire, CV35 9EU

Tel: 01789 842007



(click map for directions)

Opening times:


April - October

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

10am - 4pm


November - March

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

10am - 3pm

Admission Prices:


Adult - £3

Children - 50p



Free Parking


Aircraft exhibits:


Percival 'Piston' Provost
Seavixen Cockpit
VVampire T11
YAK 52

Photos: (click to view larger files)