Wellesbourne Wartime Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

What’s Here

The museum is located in an underground emergency wartime command and control bunker, and houses a collection of aviation artefacts. Displays cover the history of Wellesbourne Mountford airfield, together with various aircraft components and memorabilia. There is a small aircraft park, including the nose of Vulcan XA903. This aircraft was used to test the Olympus engines of Concorde in the 1960s, and a small dedicated group of enthusiasts is trying to restore some of the additional test equipment used in this aircraft. The museum was offically opened on 14 April 1991. Elsewhere on the airfield, Vulcan XM655 undertakes taxi runs on occasions.

Directions

Located at Wellesbourne Mountford airfield, south of the B4086 near Wellesbourne, 5 miles east of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Sundays & Bank Holidays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Admission:

No up-to-date information.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Access for the disabled.

Provost T.1 WV679. (photo, Olaf Kirchner) Rear view of the Provost. (photo, Olaf Kirchner)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XM655 Avro Vulcan B.2* XM655 Complete Displayed
XK590 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XK590 Complete Displayed
XJ575 Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ575 Nose Displayed
WV679 Percival Provost T.1 WV679 Complete Displayed
RA-01378 Yakovlev Yak-52 RA-01378 Complete Displayed

* Owned by the XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society.
Note: Avro Vulcan B.1 nose XA903 was sold and has now left the site.

More Information

Derek Powell, Wellesbourne Aviation Group, 167 Colebourne Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B13 0HB. Tel: Not known.

RAF Wellesbourne Mountford part 2

Vampire T.11 XK590. (photo, Olaf Kirchner) Vampire avionics bay. (photo, Olaf Kirchner)
Yak-52 RA-01378. (photo, Olaf Kirchner) Vulcan B.1 cockpit. (photo, Olaf Kirchner)
Vulcan B.2 XM655 (photo, Kevin Pitt)