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Bruntingthorpe Air Museum
Ranked #31 of 108 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were very disappointed about the lack of information given. There were no information boards, no leaflets, nothing to tell you what you were looking at nor the history of the various aircraft there. There were very few volunteers around to answer any questions. We saw some planes in the distance. There were no signs saying the public did not have access to certain areas and we were quite shocked to be told off for wandering into a restricted area. well, I'm sorry but if you don't put a sign up to tell people where they should not go you have only yourselves to blame. We are not thought readers. We won't be going back.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“air show with a difference”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

This was our first visit to Bruntingthorpe, but my brothers 3rd.
We took our Grandson to see the cold war jets day which happens I beleive twice a year.
The museum is open all year round and nearly all the aircraft are in the open. They have an amazing collection and some very rare aircraft. All funding is through the public and the museum is run privately by a dedicated team most of whom are volunteers. The place is an absolute gem and although fairly basic well worth a visit.
The cold war day was amazing. They can no longer fly these aircraft but incredibly have many that still are in running order and they fire them up and do runs down the 2 mile runway at near take off speeds. When you see the likes of Nimrod,Bucaneer,Victor,VC10,and Lightnings (on full afterburner) at such close quarters doing a figure of eight to the crowd line before hurtling down the runway,you cannot help but be in awe of these wonderful machines. An impromptu run of 5 (yes 5 Jet Provosts) one of which visited the show and took off to give us a little display at the end was the finale to a fantastic day out.
This museum and show are somewhat unique and I highly recommend paying them a visit and help to keep part of our heritage going. Where else can you see a Nimrod run down the runway and an hour later look inside it! And the Guppy is huge!
All in all a cracking day out and brilliant value for money. Cannot wait till the next show.

Visited May 2013
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