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Ulster Aviation Society

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Address: 94-B Halftown Road | via Gate 3 - Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn BT27 5RF, Northern Ireland
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+44 7724 896215
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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WHO ARE WE?

A charitable society that is a diverse group of enthusiasts,...

WHO ARE WE?

A charitable society that is a diverse group of enthusiasts,

working on a voluntary basis to further public education in

the history of aviation.

WHAT AIRCRAFT DO WE HAVE?

Our heritage collection currently includes 30+ aircraft,

ranging from vintage WWII fighters through Cold War era

fast jets, Shorts designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft,

plus military helicopters, engines, artefacts and rare aviation

reference materials, all with strong links to aviation within

the island of Ireland.

Our aircraft are housed within an ex-WWII hangar at Maze

Long Kesh, outside Lisburn (on the site of the old prison).

• Charitable association of Aviation Enthusiasts

• Over 460+ members, including Europe & USA

Ulster Aviation Society is a charitable association. N. Ireland.

Charity No. NIC 100128. NI Charity Commission Registered.

Associate member of Northern Ireland Museums’ Council

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By word of mouth i heard this place existed and thought i would take some local friends to visit the museum.My friends have a knowledge on some N.Ireland aviation history and this... read more

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Crumlin, United Kingdom
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Crumlin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

By word of mouth i heard this place existed and thought i would take some local friends to visit the museum.My friends have a knowledge on some N.Ireland aviation history and this confirmed and expanded that knowledge.For me it was hard to believe that on my doorstep is a couple of hangers crammed with aircraft and vehicles,some complete and others... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Run by volunteers this is an excellent, friendly aero museum that should be made easier to visit year round. Yet another decision the two parties running the regional government cannot agree to make. As featured on the BBC Strawbridge TV series about Harry Ferguson this is a fun and fascinating display only a few mins from the M1 and A1... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I went to visit Ulster Aviation Society, today with a family member, really couldn't believe how good this centre was, the exhibits were brilliant and the staff, who are all volunteers, were so friendly and helpful. Unbelievable that this society relies on donations and membership fees as their main means of funding their great work, as the items displayed are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I was visiting Belfast on a visit from London ,and I was lucky to be able to visit the UAS. Its not easy to get a visit arranged due to its location , but its so worth it. The selection off aircraft is brillant ,many in the process of being rebuilt or painted . The staff are all volunteers, and... More 

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Thank Brian R
Lower Ballinderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I really enjoyed looking at the planes and sitting in them and talking to the experts. This is my third visit and there is always something new to discover! Thank you Ulster Aviation Society, from Jake aged 5 years. I am looking forward to my next visit. If you are going in the winter wrap up warmly, it can be... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing time Primary Two, Pond Park Primary school, had today at the Ulster Aviation Society. The Harry Ferguson Monoplane was a real highlight and such a hit with the children! The variety of aircraft is outstanding and the stewards are just so interesting and engaging! What a trip, not to be missed-thanks all!!! 👌🏻😀

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Situated right behind the only remaining H Block left at the Maze / Longkesh site, there are unfortunately some political issues that constrain access to this venue. Admittance is, except on the rare open days, by prior arrangement. But is it worth it.... Most definitely YES. There is a replica Spitfire, a Buccaneer, a Canberra, Wessex helicopter, and lots more,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

My first time at the Ulster Aviation Society in Lisburn and I can definitely say that I will be back again. Lovely people. Lots of vehicles of all sorts. A lot with an Irish and Northern Irish history. A shop with books about aircraft. Steps up to the cockpits of the aircraft so you can really see what the pilots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A brilliant experience for children and adults alike. Kids found it an exciting and fun - and educational - trip. Made very welcome by the guides who are all enthusiasts.

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Thank Helen M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Unfortunately due circumstances beyond their control this is a relatively unknown gem. It's well worth a visit. A large collection of aircraft, many with a local connection. You are able to get up close and actually sit in the majority of the exhibits. There is also a collection of vehicles, engines, radio equipment etc. Enough to while away a few... More 

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