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Review of Jet Age Museum

Jet Age Museum
Ranked #1 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 2 August 2014

This is a real gem for those who enjoy the more vintage aeroplanes of our time. It has a number of Gloster Meteors, a Javlin, a Gamecock and number of other interesting displays. Although it is small and there are only few planes in the museum with a few more static displays outside, the enthusiasm of the volunteers to help you and explain some of the details and history really make this a great place to visit.
Although we didn't use it, there is a café in the museum with seating for about 20 or so and appeared to be very clean and welcoming.
Again, we didn't have time to look in it but there is a Vulcan cockpit which you can go inside. No worries, we will do that next time as admission is free!

2  Thank ChrisGandTheBean
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We live in Gloucestershire and a work colleague told us about the museum. We took my husbands parents who are in their 80s to look around. Father in law did his National service in the RAF and absolutely loved looking around and chatting to the volunteers. There was a young volunteer who was a such a lovely lad and so knowledgable, spend ages chatting to him. He wanted a career in plane restoration, we hope he gets the opportunity to do this as he was so passionate.

Entry is free, donations encouraged so they can continue with the work.

10 out of 10, will definitely go again.

3  Thank Julia046
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We visited the Jet Age Museum as we had a family interest in the history of the Gloucester Meteor. We had been recommended to visit by a family friend. We were not disappointed. It was truly amazing in displaying the Gloucester aircraft and the story of Whittle and the engines. It was clearly displayed and very interesting. It is run by volunteers who clearly know their stuff. Plenty to do for the children too with smaller exhibits for them to enjoy. The gift shop and coffee shop was good too. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend this to anyone. Not only because it is absolutely free, but of major historical interest.

2  Thank HFH245
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Vulcan bombers, fascinating snippets of information and very friendly staff. Sons and I had a great time and even my wow said it was much more interesting than she thought it would be. Highly recommended

2  Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

My husband daughter and myself had a super time, to see the exibits ,books all the volunteers made it a great day out
they also had books, airplane models etc for sale. A cafe with home made cakes excellent

2  Thank Bettepick
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