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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Went here last Saturday with my partner and her Grandchildren (5 and 3). Nicely set out. Loads to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Wonderful exhibits and staff

Took our 14yr old son(on his birthday) our 10yr old daughter and we met up with a friend and his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+44 1722 323636
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All reviews flight simulator aircraft cockpits old sarum airfield link trainer air museum working airfield big kids climb inside light aircraft enthusiastic volunteers all ages small museum great for kids couple of hours well worth a visit great museum great place to visit
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2  Thank Wolfgangwatt
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2  Thank hickbug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What I like about here. It's cheap entry. Free parking. But what I like most is the hands on nature. You can sit in the cockpit sections of many classic fast jet aircraft. You can get so close to things that you can smell the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank EvilSpud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This awesome collection which is predominantly that from the Empire Test Pilots School which moved up from Boscombe Down s well worth a visit. Kids young and old will enjoy sitting in a range of aircraft cockpits and pretending to be a proper jet jockey.....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Phil H
Reviewed 6 January 2019

This was an unexpected birthday last November and what a treat! If you are into aviation, this is a must. A wonderful collection and great staff!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

With three French teenagers visiting for Xmas we needed something to keep them entertained and this museum was perfect! One of the volunteers kept us all entertained with stories, sneaky peeks at kit not normally on display and a nice line in embarrassing the adults...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Took my seven year old grandson to visit this museum. Well what an amazing experience. He had so much fun in and out of the cockpits. If there is a ladder you can climb aboard. Even I managed to sit in one aircraft with him....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mary64pig
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This must be about the only time you will get to climb into so many cockpits in a museum. Take care as you climb ladders and pass by wing edges. It is not massive but it is well done. The price is right. Refreshments are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

I wish all museums were like this! None of this 'please stand behind the rope malarkey' it's very much get up those ladders and try not to bang your head or knees whilst getting into the cockpit, which is easier said than done when you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
Andy W
6 January 2018|
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Response from Ringiho | Reviewed this property |
Yes, saw a dog on site today!
27 July 2017|
Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes we do. However usual hygiene rules apply.