The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is now permanently closed due to the the termination of its premises lease. The project to relocate the museum has been set-aside as the request for 8 months deferral of notice to allow time to prepare the new site was refused. Thank you to all CAHC's supporters, especially the SDL Foundation which offered to provide £1,000,000 to finance the aborted relocation project.

Cornwall Council has terminated CAHC's tenancy and we may never open again. If you would like to help fight this decision by Cornwall Council, please sign our online petition at -

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
A wonderful day out for all the family
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Sit inside the Hawker Harrier jet, along with several other classics. Chat to the experienced team – who will only be too happy to tell you about the history and previous roles of our fleet of aircraft.

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Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Aviation history, up close and personal – visit us and let your imagination go wild!

Historic Jet Fighters and Bombers

Walk through our fully functional, ex-Royal Air Force Hardened Aircraft Shelter hangar, in amongst historic jet fighters and bombers.

Climb into REAL jets from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s! Tour our immense VC10 in-flight refuelling tanker and V-bomber training aircraft. Our volunteer guides will explain all about the exhibits, tell you the stories and make sure you have the very best time.

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Browse our stunning collection of more than 1,500 model aircraft and watch the a real thing arriving and departing from the airport runway right next door.

Get on board our simulator and fly our very-own Hawker Hunter, taking-off from Newquay Airport and hurtling around Cornwall.

Take a rest in our comfortable café, have a hot or cold snack and a drink. Browse our on-site shop for toys, models, gifts, souvenirs and books (loads of books!).

Dogs are very welcome (on a lead, of course), so there is no need to leave anyone at home.