WW2 Nissen Hut & Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre

WW2 Nissen Hut and Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre

This Heritage Centre was opened in 2012 and has recently been refurbished to create a representation of what this type of building would have looked like in the second world war. It contains a unique photographic record of what took place at Upottery Airfield during the period from April 1944 to October 1944 and documents the major role that the Upottery Airfield played in the Normandy invasion during the night of 5th June 1944, D day itself and the days afterwards; as well as the role it it played in operation Market Garden, Arnhem.

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Admission & prices

Admission is Free, however we rely on donations for our work and would hope you would make a donation on leaving.

Find us

Honiton: jnct A30/A35 to Dunkeswell, follow signs to Smeatharpe, past airfield into village and R after farm shop, down Slough Lane.
Taunton: Honiton Rd, Blagdon Hill, past culmhead business park, R at fork to Smeatharpe, L into Slough Lane

Information

  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Open seasonally 11-4pm Thu-Fri Mar - Sept
Tours of the airfield, by appointment email for details.
Guided Group visits
Talks to groups home or away
Our Mess Hall serves hot drinks and biscuits - the Sidmouth Arms is a short trip away

We open from Good Friday to the end of September 11am - 4pm

We then operate reduced hours in October - Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 4pm

We will also open outside these times for group talks and tours; please email us for information and charges

Our historians can give talks on various airfields and their role in WW2, as well as other aspects of military life and operations, at your venue, or ours - again please email for details

Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre
Slough Lane
Cherryhayes Farm
Smeatharpe
Honiton
Devon
Smeatharpe
EX149RD

T: 0777 885 7722
E: info@southwestairfields.co.uk

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WW2 Nissen Hut and Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre

Upottery Airfield Nissen Hut Heritage Centre
Slough Lane
Cherryhayes Farm
Smeatharpe
Honiton
Devon

Smeatharpe, DEVON EX149RD