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Terrific Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

A hidden treasure unlike most other “museums”, where “hands on” is a must as you can sit in most of... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 7 year old grandson. He loved it and the volunteers gave us lots of interesting information and a go on the simulator. You can sit in many of the cockpits. Really good.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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. We were able to sit in the meeting round so that the children could eat their packed lunch.

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

One suggestion - your website needs updating urgently. It feels and looks like it was done in the 90s. It also, doesn't look good (and is hard to use) when viewed on a mobile phone.

Well done folks - loved it!!! :-)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 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 lights etc. Helmets to wear. Helicopters to fantasise in. Planes to imagine in.
And they are actively working to improve the exhibits all the time as I was very well informed by one of the incredibly knowledgeable and helpful team of staff.
Brilliant and highly exceeded expectations.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 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 and informative. We all loved it. Thank you

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 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 oil. Get a real feel for those aircraft from days gone by. If you have a fondness for old aircraft you'll be in heaven here.

Date of experience: January 2019
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