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“Down memory lane”
Review of Jet Age Museum

Jet Age Museum
Ranked #2 of 82 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire's rich aviation heritage, Jet Age Museum is an all-volunteer, registered charity. We tell the story of the Gloster Aircraft Company, focussing on the first Allied jet flight. Our mission is the preserve the past and inspire the future by telling the stories of the people and places that put our County at the forefront of the aerospace industry.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I recently visited this museum with two friends, one of whom has dementia. It was amazing as the sight of the aircraft obviously brought up vivid memories. He happily chatted away with the staff who was able to give lots of details about the various exhibits. The museum is continually evolving and we were told that there is an official open weekend on the 10th and 11th of May and that they have a number of events happening. We will definitely be back to see this. The Jet Age Museum has free entry but does depend on donations and after such a warm welcome and great support from the volunteers on duty, we were more than happy to make a donation. If you are interested in aviation, then the Jet Age Museum is a must.

2  Thank Lorraine2707
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Darren L, Trustee at Jet Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Many thanks for your kind feedback; it's pleasing to know our museum bought the memories flooding back for your friend. Our official opening gala weekend is being held on 10/11th May, where, weather permitting, we'll be offering helicopter rides, vintage pleasure flights and trial flying lessons alongside our other exhibits and displays.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Visited during the Easter break with my parents and two young sons. My Dad is a big aviation buff so this has rubbed off on me when growing up and is now being passed on again to my sons. The Jet Age Museum was perfect for all of us with a fascinating collection of aircraft (some original, some replicas to fill a gap such as the beautiful Gamecock) and nose sections to explore and in the case of the "Biggles" plane and my sons get very attached to!!!

The museum is very nicely laid out with nice natural lighting from the big open glazed front that looks out over Staverton airfield and the comings and goings of planes and helicopters there. All the volunteers on hand were very knowledgeable and it is clearly a labour of love for many.

The fact that the museum is free is the icing on the cake (though we were more than happy to leave a donation) and we will definitely be back.

2  Thank Rooster81
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We brought our friends, one of whom is a Pilot with Air Canada. They loved it and fully support the aims of this volunteer museum. It was not even officially opened (due May 2014) when we went but already really interesting . Well worth a visit

3  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Situated on Staverton airport, the Jet Age Museum is great for fans of aircraft. It's fairly new and still developing, but there are some interesting exhibits, focusing on the Gloster jet fighters and bombers (built locally, as the name suggests) but with some other planes too, and more to come. If you've ever fancied finding out what it's like in the cockpit of a Vulcan bomber, here you do just that. It's also free, although they do suggest (and deserve) donations. There's also a nice-looking cafe, although we didn't try it.

3  Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This important historical tribute to Gloucester's Aviation industry was a fun trip out for all the family. The volunteers enthusiasm and knowledge brought a static aircraft display to life. The purpose build aircraft hanger houses many aircraft types and allows the family to get hands on. To top it off it was all free too... So the pounds went to the children in the brilliant on site gift shop

3  Thank Grant515
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