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New England Air Museum

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Address: Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Phone Number: +1 860-623-3305
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars...

The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Plan a visit today to check out exciting aircraft, displays, exhibits and programs that are perfect for all ages!

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Much larger than I thought with great exhibits.

After a $16.00 prepaid Cab ride from the BDL terminal and still having to Google the address for the cabbie so he could find the place (which was well signed if he'd just followed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
hatlad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a $16.00 prepaid Cab ride from the BDL terminal and still having to Google the address for the cabbie so he could find the place (which was well signed if he'd just followed them. ugh!), I was afraid to get my hopes up too much. But, wow! Was I in for a treat! There's a ton of restored aircraft... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good selection of aircraft all but a handful are now undercover. Good for anyone interested in aviation.

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been to the museum a dozen times. I took my 88 year old father in law, a long retired engineer from Hamilton Standard (now UTAS) a UTC subsidiary. I'm never bored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

it took us about 2 hours to go through the museum. If you stop and read every plaque it might take longer! There are aircraft which you can climb a few steps that allow you to look into the cockpits. WWI and II are covered with lots of pictures of those who were crew members and how they lived during... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Allow a few hours (3 - 4) to really go through this very nice and well arrange museum. There are many aircraft on display, some you can see in the cockpit. I have been here 2X and will go again. The first time I went was several years ago and enjoyed seeing the same exhibits PLUS many new ones. Might... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this gem of a museum and it surpassed my expectations. My husband and I spent 2 and 1/2 hours and could have spent 6. The aircraft are fantastic, and far larger than I had imagined. I got to sit in the pilot's seat of a Huey helicopter. Very cool. Lots of things for kids to do. Very knowledgeable and... More 

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Enfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to the air museum a number of times with adults and small children. They have something for everyone.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Extensive collection showing the history of aviation. I visited on a weekday with a 4 yr. old in tow. Not crowded - leisurely visit. Other guests consisted of women with little boys and older gents with their branch of the service displayed on their caps. Docents were kid friendly and seemed to enjoy sharing their knowledge with visitors. Kids were... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit with young children. Staff and docents are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Plenty of traditional aircraft to see as well as interactive displays and a few older cockpits for the kids to play in. A great place to spend a few hours.

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Chester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I went there last week with my 9 year old son. It's one of our favorite places to go. It's in close proximity to Bradley International Airport (it's actually on the airport grounds), and actually, one of the control towers is diagonally across the street, and they play the feed over the PA system. He loves to see the planes... More 

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