Airworld Aviation Museum

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Key Facts

Location:
Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd
SatNav: Region:
LL54 5TP Wales
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 15 Open

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What’s Here

Formerly RAF Llandwrog, Caernarfon Aerodrome hosts a small museum which portrays the history of aviation in North Wales. The airfield played a vital part in the development of RAF Mountain Rescue and air-sea rescue units, and this aspect is also fully covered in the museum. A number of aircraft are exhibited, together with displays of various aero engines – including a Heinkel He 111 engine recovered from the sea. There is also a display of the various crash sites around Wales, the Dams raid of WW2 fame and several military vehicles. Activity on the airfield can be viewed from the museum’s ‘Dakotas’ restaurant. Pleasure flights can be booked at the local flying club – which offers a choice of 5 routes. This attraction was formerly known as Caernarfon Airworld Museum until 2012.

Directions

From Caernarfon Town Centre
Caernarfon Airworld is situated 6 miles from Caernarfon town centre, on the A499 to Pwllheli. Take a right turn after Glynllifon Horticultural College, follow signs for Dinas Dinlle and Caernarfon Airport. Follow the road adjacent with the beach, the Airworld is situated at the far end of the beach.

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From Pwllheli
Airworld is approx. 15 miles from Pwllheli. Follow the A499 towards Caernarfon, taking a left turn at the sign for Caernarfon Airport and Dinas Dinlle. Follow the narrow road through Dinas Dinlle and along the coast until you arrive at Caernarfon Airport.

Visiting

Opening Hours:

Daily 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, March to June; 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, July & August; 11.00 am to 5.00 pm September & October.

Admission:

See official site for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

Hunter T.7 XL618 (photo, Phillip Evans) Javelin FAW.7 XH837 (photo, Phillip Evans)
Sycamore HR.12 WV781 (photo, Phillip Evans) Cadet TX.3 XA282 (photo, Phillip Evans)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-MBEP American Aerolights Eagle 215B G-MWEP Complete Displayed
WL756 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WL756 Cockpit Displayed
WV781 Bristol Sycamore HR.12 WV781 Forward Fuselage Displayed
‘N5137’ de Havilland Tiger Moth II N6638 Fuselage + Port Wings Displayed
XK623 de havilland Vampire T.11 XK623 Complete Displayed
A92-740 GAF Jindivik 3 A92-740 Dismantled Displayed
GAF Jindivik 3 A92-808 Conv. to Children’s Ride Displayed
XH837 Gloster Javelin FAW.7 XH837 Nose Displayed
WT694 Hawker Hunter F.1 WT694 Complete Displayed
XL618 Hawker Hunter T.7 XL618 Complete Displayed
WM961 Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5 WM961 Complete Displayed
XW269 Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2 XW269 Complete Displayed
‘G-EGCK’ Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea BAPC.286 Complete Displayed
XA282 Slingsby Cadet TX.3 XA282 Complete Displayed
Vickers Varsity T.1 Cockpit Displayed
G-MJSM Weedhopper JC-24B microlight G-MJSM Complete Displayed
XJ726 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XJ726 Complete Displayed

Notes: Dove 6 G-ALFT has now been scrapped. Avro Anson C.19/2 TX235 has gone to Air Atlantique. Westland Dragonfly HR.3 WN499 has moved to Aeroventure and Cessna F.150H cockpit G-AWUK have been put on the airport dump. Prince G-AMLZ has moved to The Jetstream Club.

More Information

Caernarfon Airworld Aviation Museum, Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Llandwrog, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5TP. Tel: 01286 832154. Website: Caernarfon Airworld.

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Hunter F.1 W694 (photo, Phillip Evans) Jet engine display (photo, Phillip Evans)
Vampire T.11 XK623 (photo, Phillip Evans) Sea Hawk FB.5 WM961 (photo, Phillip Evans)

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3 thoughts on “Airworld Aviation Museum

  1. Last saw the Sycamore WV781 in the Bleriot Air race in 1959 being used on the leg from Embankment to Biggan Hill and contributing to the time of 40mins 44 secs between Marble Arch / Eiffel Tower

  2. I was posted to Llandwrog October 1943. By then Pilot training had ceased,it became No 9(o) A.F.U training Navigators and Wireless Operators how to use the T1154 and R1155 to get their bearings and positions. I was there until the end of the war in Europe 1945 and was then posted to Burma. I have my flying log book to verify this. I am now 93. Sorry to hear the Anson has been removed, that was the aircraft we used at that time.

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