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Upottery Heritage Centre

Slough Lane | Cherry Hayes Farm, Smeatharpe, Honiton EX14 9RD, England
01404 41382
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Superb museum, very thorough and well presented displays with excellent volunteers who really know... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
NEIL D
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Wellington, Somerset, UK
Fantastic museum

This museum is absolutely fantastic lots to look at in relation to the nearby WW2 airfield and is... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Horsemad T
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Devon, United Kingdom
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WW2 Heritage Centre. Narrative, video, photographs and artefacts tell the story of this airfiel's role in D-Day. Also Band of Brothers.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 6 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

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Susan L, Admin at Upottery 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!)

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Reviewed 13 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 Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

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

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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

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

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

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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 Amanda P
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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
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Reviewed 14 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

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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
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Susan L, Admin at Upottery 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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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Friendly welcoming staff. Excellent tour around the airfields, very informative and bought it back to life. Lovely little heritage centre, well laid out with great pictures and memorabilia. Excellent tea and homemade cakes. worth a visit if this is your sort of thing.

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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Been here just the once so far, certainly a interesting place to visit if your interested about the D-day landings. It was interesting to learn that the 101st airborne took off from the nearby airfield prior to the D-day landings. The people who run the...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

On a return visit I was disappointed to see that everything had changed. It had been refurbished, repainted (wrong colours, I believe) and seemed to be lacking in original artifacts (lots of reproduction items). Shame, it used to be so much better 😟More

1  Thank Glamrockchick
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Susan L, Admin at Upottery Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

I'm sorry you feel that way but we have focussed on the actual history of the time, mostly around D-Day. The only reproduction items are uniform and even some of that is original. The colours were sourced and researched and match the BS standard given...More

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