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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Terrific Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

A hidden treasure unlike most other “museums”, where “hands on” is a must as you can sit in most of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
drm1958
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Fantastic discovery

Amazing place with really friendly, helpful enthusiasts who managed to turn two girls age 10 and 11... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bethf814
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in fast jet cockpits, this is for you! Please note - We are at Old Sarum Airfield - NOT at the Boscombe Down airfield.
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Hangar 1 South Old Sarum Airfield | Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A hidden treasure unlike most other “museums”, where “hands on” is a must as you can sit in most of the aircraft exhibits. An absolute wealth of hundreds of aviation items, I was particularly interested in the extensive model collection of aircraft types that made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank drm1958
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place with really friendly, helpful enthusiasts who managed to turn two girls age 10 and 11 from being uninterested in visiting to not wanting to leave. This place is absolutely wonderful! From the moment we entered, the girls loved every single second! They climbed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank bethf814
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots to see here! Knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers always on hand to explain everything. I liked the fact that children are welcomed to sit in the cockpits of most of the aircraft. Highly recommended for all the family.

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 87 year old ex RAF Father this afternoon and he is now a 3 year old with excitement. The collection and museum is an amazing collection of aircraft and memorabilia. The volunteers were so helpful and so kind to Dad. You made an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Adrian_L_12975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day out at Boscombe Down Aviation centre. The kids love being able to sit in genuine cockpits, press buttons, pull levers...... pretend they are fighter pilots. A boys dream!

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Zen Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we came today with my 10 year old daughter, I have to say she had a great time, So many of the aircraft cockpits can be sat in with switches that work and power lights etc. Helmets to wear.. fun for all ages. The staff...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank sqks23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 7 year old grandson. He loved it and the volunteers gave us lots of interesting information and a go on the simulator. You can sit in many of the cockpits. Really good.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank najamenn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last Saturday with my partner and her Grandchildren (5 and 3). Nicely set out. Loads to see. Most exhibits can be touched. You can actually climb into the cockpits - move the sticks and flip switches All of us loved it. Clean toilets....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank U4650NNkevint
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Took our 14yr old son(on his birthday) our 10yr old daughter and we met up with a friend and his 5yr old daughter and everyone had a fabulous time. So many of the aircraft cockpits can be sat in with switches that work and power...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Wolfgangwatt
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

How to amuse a 2yr old a 4 yr old and a 55yr old? Any age child just bring them here. They all loved climbing in the plentiful planes and pretending to fly them as well as the brilliant exhibits. The staff where so friendly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank hickbug
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Welling2nTraveller
3 March 2018|
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Response from stevemhall | Property representative |
There is a very nice cafe overlooking the airfield and just a short walk from the Collection.
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Andy W
6 January 2018|
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Response from Ringiho | Reviewed this property |
Yes, saw a dog on site today!
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hanspans83
27 July 2017|
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Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes we do. However usual hygiene rules apply.
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