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Caernarfon Airworld Museum
Caernarfon Airworld Museum.
Caernarfon Airworld Museum - Wikimedia Commons

Caernarfon Airworld Museum is located at Caernarfon Airport, formerly RAF Llandwrog, southwest of Caernarfon, Gwynedd in Wales.

The museum has an impressive collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia including a D.H. Vampire, Hawker Hunter F1, Hawker Sea Hawk, Westland Whirlwind and BAe Harrier.

Caernarfon Airworld Museum Map

History
Caernarfon Airworld Museum was established in 1988 and is located on Caernarfon Airport which was formerly RAF Llandwrog.

RAF Llandwrog was initially chosen as a defensive airfield with fighter aircraft in 1940 as a defence against a possible German attack via the Irish Sea. Later in 1941 it was used in a training role and aircraft seen here included Airspeed Oxfords, Whitleys, Boulton Paul Defiants, and Blenheim Mk IVs. RAF Mountain Rescue Service was also formed here due to aircraft losses in the mountains to the east.

In 1945, RAF Llandwrog closed to flying activities and became an Aircrew Holding Unit and then a Maintenance Unit (No 277 MU) which was used to store 9000 tons of captured enemy Chemical Weapons. In the late 1950s and 1960s the now disused aerodrome reverted to being agricultural land and became mainly used for grazing.

In 1976, RAF Llandwrog was to be reopened for flying by Keenair of Liverpool and became a civilian airfield. It now houses a Flying School, the Wales Air Ambulance, Microlight school and an Aviation Engineering Company.

Caernarfon Airworld Museum & Travel
Airworld Aviation Museum
Caernarfon Airport
Dinas Dinlle
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL54 5TP
Telephone: 01286 832154

Car:
The museum is about 8 miles south-west of Caernarfon. Follow the signs for Dinas Dinlle and Caernarfon Airport. The satnav postcode is LL54 5TP.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
Open Thursday to Sunday. See official site for details.
March to June 11am - 5pm
July and August 10am - 6pm
September and October 11am - 5pm

For more information then visit the
Caernarfon Airworld Museum official website.


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Local hotels for the Caernarfon Airworld Museum
Local hotels for Caernarfon Airworld Museum.



Museum Aircraft




Museum Aircraft:
Westland Whirlwind helicopter (XJ726)
Gloster Javelin FAW.7 nose section (XH837)
Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5 (WM961)
de Havilland Vampire T.11 (XK623)
Hawker Hunter F1 (WT694)
Hawker Hunter T.7 (XL618)
BAe Harrier T2 (XW269)
Slingsby Kirby Cadet TX.3 glider (XA282)
Bristol Sycamore HR.12 helicopter cabin (WV781)
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea (BAPC.286)
Vickers Varsity cockpit

The museum also contains various aero engines, models and aviation memorabilia.