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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

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Address: Mohawk Way | Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, England
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+44 118 944 8089
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Wed 10:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

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It was good to see the old planes in this museum. One planes was the one I first flew in after the war. Not sure it was yellow. The Handley Pge Herald built in woodley was worked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good to see the old planes in this museum. One planes was the one I first flew in after the war. Not sure it was yellow. The Handley Pge Herald built in woodley was worked on by my mother and my sisters worked in the offices. The volunteers there were very helpfull. I was surorised how many exhibits... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Remember Douglas Bader flew from Woodley and think the the museum is possibly the only aeronautical vestige remaining from the WW2. For its size it is crammed with varying vintage aeroplanes and associated exhibits. The exhibits are well catalogued, and although the opening hours are dependent on availability of the volunteers it is worthwhile visiting with a young family especially... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Besides of the planes, lots of interesting texts to read, brilliant photographs, amazing old objects to see and read about. It's not a big museum, but it's loaded! It was fun to go inside the plane outside, though we couldn't understandably go inside the cockpit. Our 6 year old boy was impressed and us too!

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Thank ACAlmeida
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cheap entry fee, and a horde of information. That said, this museum is probably best reserved for true plane enthusiasts.

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Thank Neil F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with our young boys. Quite a lot of planes and helicopters packed into a small space as well as models and lots of photos and interesting artefacts. Kids loved the big plane they could go inside. This didn't take long but you could spend longer if you read everything. Nice staff and very cheap. Would recommend it for 1-2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Run by friendly volunteers who gave a great guided tour. Make sure your children have a go on the red jet simulator. We were there two hours. Most is undercover so great for a rainy day.

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Thank Steve M
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The museum is on the edge of a housing estate that, during World War II, was an important airfield. The museum, though small, has many very interesting exhibits, most of which can't be found elsewhere. Much of it centres round the wartime activities and types of aircraft that were based there.

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high wycombe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Worth a detour of dozens of miles, to see this tribute to a real genius, the late great F.G.Miles. Winner of numerous King's Cup flying races, developer and producer of the world's first ballpoint pen the famous Biro, from which all others derived. The designer of the world's first supersonic aircraft, model on display here, the designer of a multitude... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

... and it's all good! This is a great local museum, answering many questions that have occurred to me after living in Woodley for a few years and learning a little about the town's history. You could easily spend hours and hours here, with the fascinating historic maps in the entrance area and then the masses of information on the... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Run by volunteers who when we visited put themselves out to help. They have great collection of vintage flying machines and equipment, children love it and can play safely, a must visit for the locals but please check the website for opening times.

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