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Ulster Aviation Society

94-B Halftown Road | via Gate 3 - Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn BT27 5RF, Northern Ireland
+44 7724 896215
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Great History on your doorstep!

I absolutely loved every minute of this visit! Its a hidden gem tucked away and my first time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NigelCUK
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N.Ireland, Londonderry
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Family outing for all ages from kids to Grandpa's

So happy to find a day out for my dad who is in his 70's. He was a train and plane spotter in his... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
luciemcorcoran
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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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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“hidden gem” (24 reviews)
“on display” (19 reviews)
“top gun” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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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"film festival"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I absolutely loved every minute of this visit! Its a hidden gem tucked away and my first time there. Definitely one for the aviation enthusiasts but also very enjoyable for everyone. The team of guys are fun, educational, passionate and hard working. The fact that...More

2  Thank NigelCUK
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So happy to find a day out for my dad who is in his 70's. He was a train and plane spotter in his day. Great for his confidence and memory to chat to people who are genuinely intersted in aircrafts too. Everyone was so...More

2  Thank luciemcorcoran
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the UAS collection today, first time in a couple of years for us and our friends first trip ever !! The experience of being able to get into some of the aircraft and engage in conversation with some of the onsite volunteers is...More

2  Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours not just looking at this amazing collection of planes and helicopters but climbing aboard and experiencing the feeling of pilots and airmen who flew these lovingly restored and preserved machines. The volunteers and members give...More

5  Thank DJTomp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited for the first time with a group of scouts (mostly aged 11-13) because I was helping out with giving a lift there and back and, completely unexpectedly, had a brilliant evening. We were split into small groups for a tour, and were shown...More

4  Thank tdh31
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem in the north. From the moment you arrive, well catered for by dedicated enthusiasts who pride themselves on the personal touch as they guide you through the exhibits. Jane was our guide and we can't recommend her highly enough. It's a working...More

1  Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant day out, tour guys are so friendly and full of knowledge. The work these guys do is amazing and should be recognised more. Thanks for a great experience!

3  Thank Joel N
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is so much more than just a collection of static aircraft; it's a hub of activity as a team of keen volunteers use their knowledge and skills to renovate a wide variety of aircraft and associated machinery and get them as near to original...More

4  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Recently I took my class of P6/7 children to the Ulster Aviation Museum as part of our Flight topic in school. We had a fantastic morning. There were many different flying machines to view. The guides were awesome as they were so knowledgeable about the...More

4  Thank hcrowe368
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Tucked away in two old WWII hangers on the outskirts of Lisburn in Northern Ireland is the Ulster Aviation Society (UAS) that contains more than 35 vintage and cold war-era aircraft, engines and rare artefacts. Although the Ulster Aviation Society has yet to receive its...More

4  Thank Storm0573
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Rory T
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Response from UAS M | Property representative |
We have been told this is a 'devolved' decision only answerable by our elected representatives whenever they come back to the day job.
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