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Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre

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Fascinating place for band of brothers memorabilia etc

Brian and his wife volunteer and are extremely knowledgeable on anything WW2, aircraft and Band of... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
simonpage1
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Great museum & tour

We visited the Upottery Heritage Centre on Sunday for a pre-arranged tour of the Museum and... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
danielmortimore
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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WW2 Heritage Centre. Narrative, video, photographs and artefacts tell the story of this airfield's role in D-Day. Also Band of Brothers. The Centre is open from Good Friday until the end of October.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Slough Lane | Cherry Hayes Farm, Smeatharpe, Honiton EX14 9RD, England
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01404 41382
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Brian and his wife volunteer and are extremely knowledgeable on anything WW2, aircraft and Band of brothers related. This nissen hut is full of band of brothers and other WW2 memorabilia from D Day to food rations etc. We spent a couple of hours here...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the Upottery Heritage Centre on Sunday for a pre-arranged tour of the Museum and surrounding airfield. Our Guide, Brian, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his subject and gave us an in-depth overview of the role Upottery Airfield played in World War 2....More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

A trip to the Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre is a must for those interested in history or who enjoyed the series, Band of Brothers. You'll get a warm welcome from knowledgeable volunteers who are generous with their time and happy to tell you about the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Superb museum, very thorough and well presented displays with excellent volunteers who really know their history and are enthusiastic. There is a lot to see and it is well worth taking the time to visit. The visit is free and the only charge was for...More

1  Thank NEIL D
Susan L, Admin at Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Many thanks for your encouraging words. Our volunteers really appreciate reading how visitors react to coming and yes, donations are our lifeblood (and we love some encouragement too!)

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is absolutely fantastic lots to look at in relation to the nearby WW2 airfield and is actually located in one of the old buildings, having seen 2 episodes Band Of Brothers recently it got me inspired to go there, as it was this...More

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Susan L, Admin at Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

We really appreciate you spending the time to spread the word :) thank you

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place! You’ll need the postcode to find it, & it doesn’t look much from the outside, but inside is a massive amount to see and stuff to do. They are a friendly, helpful & knowledgable bunch. Offer good refreshments & facilities for...More

1  Thank Oobbeeddoo
Susan L, Admin at Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

You are too kind! and I remember how cold it was too! :)

Reviewed 27 August 2017

We passed the signs for this 'gem' at the end of their road - one spontaneous u-turn later and we found ourselves, including our 11-year old WWII aficionado, immersed in the history of the bravery and courage of the US airborne forces of the 101st...More

1  Thank AmandaP2747
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Popped in on the spur of the moment with a couple whom livein the area it was a little gem of history of the area. It's also free entrance so it relies on contributions and people giving their time for nothing so that some of...More

1  Thank Lizzylou59
Reviewed 13 March 2017

we had a great visit thanks to the volunteer team who brought the whole history of Smeatharpe/Upottery USAF base back to life. It is incredible to think that thousands of Americans were based in this remote location, preparing for D-Day, while all around them farmers...More

1  Thank MIkeW42
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Stumbled across this Nissen Hut museum while driving around the twisting, leafy lanes of this part of Somerset and Devon. The WW2 airfields have now all but disappeared, but South West Airfields Heritage is doing a great job of keeping their memories alive. This location...More

1  Thank Ian H
Susan L, Admin at Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your positive response and we are really glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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