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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

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A real time capsule of life set down a farm track in deepest Essex

An absorbing excursion into a little known part of WW1. Although time worn the surviving building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom C
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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
Fab day out

Excellent day out Amazing knowledge by volunteers Good value for money Historical gem Well priced... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
d4debs
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a unique place, with a unique history. Its story covers 100 years of life comprising feverish excitement interspersed with periods of calm and tranquillity. The aerodrome lies to the east of Chelmsford and west of...more
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Hackmans Lane | Purleigh. Off a long farm track on Hackman's Lane, Maldon CM3 6RN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absorbing excursion into a little known part of WW1. Although time worn the surviving building give the visitor a real glimpse into this area of the Great War. The volunteers knew their stuff, the small museums had enough in them to hold interest and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tom C
Stow M, Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very glad you enjoyed your visit! Please do come back again soon - we'd love you to try more of our scrumptious Mess menu!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day out Amazing knowledge by volunteers Good value for money Historical gem Well priced shop with various souvenirs

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank d4debs
Stow M, General Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

No messing around there, d4debs! Great review, nice to know we're hitting the mark. Come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our local Lotus owners group organised a visit to the aerodrome the weather was a bit nippy but the visit was well worth it . We arrived just before 10am and as we was in a group we parked outside the transport building we was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank steve1635509
Stow M, General Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this! We loved having you here and look forward to coming back soon!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Great site to visit very well kept, lots of parking, a cafe and hangars with plans to see. Often they have events on so a chance to see planes fly.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank les s
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

More by accident we found this great reflection of WW1 because we were staying with family near by in Cold Norton. WW2’s Battle of Britain is so well known and recorded but this part of Great Britain’s history is less discussed. The facility is well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank strewth
Stow M, General Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

What a GREAT review! Thanks for that! See you again soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Great value plus you can access a free volunteer guided tour explaining everything you need to know about what happened whilst this Royal Flying Corp aerodrome was in operation and after. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank David W
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Perhaps more suited to overgrown schoolboys, but nevertheless full of interesting facts & excellent diaromas etc. Our (volunteer) guide was extremely knowledgeable without being too schoomasterly. Certainly worth a subsequent visit to take in more of the detail. Well done to all the conservators. P.s....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hairyengland
Stow M, General Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed us! Please come again soon! Did you like the Rule Britannia - Women at War, Exhibition?

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We visited this aerodrome yesterday with two (2) friends and we all enjoyed the afternoon, we had a guided tour which was FREE, also the guide, Jim was very helpful, and informative. The MESS, had a very extensive range of lovey cakes, and the mess...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stow M, Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Jimbo. Thanks for your visit. Actually, th ebest thing to do is to check our website - we put everything on there. Thanks so much for your great review, and I'll let Jim, the guide, know!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

We took a friend of ours as her husband one of the first volunteers at Stow Maries. we had a guided tour which was very much enjoyed. Our main purpose also was to see the bench that had been dedicated to Jim, her husband, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is located near Maldon in Essex , sounds easy to reach , but it is in the back of beyond ( from whence I arrived) , and one's Sat Nav has to be on top form to find it ....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stow M, General Manager at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks very much for your review. Its great that you took the time to give us feed back. We are, very much, a work in progress - we have a ten year plan! In response to your comments - we do have three, permanent exhibitions...More

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Magenta N
15 August 2015|
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Response from Stow M | Property representative |
Hello. As things stand at the moment yes, as long as they stay on their lead at all times. The reason being that with the aerodrome being active, some dogs behave out of character and may cause a health and safety issue on... More
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Valerie W
27 February 2015|
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Response from Stow M | Property representative |
Hello. We can be found just the other side of Maldon. Halstead-Braintree-Witham. A12 towards Chelmsford. Take the A414 turnoff towards Danbury on the Chelmsford by pass. Travel through Danbury until you exit the village onto... More
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