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“fantastic museum, with lots of rare aircraft not seen outside Spain” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo del Aire

Museo del Aire
Ranked #98 of 742 things to do in Madrid
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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“fantastic museum, with lots of rare aircraft not seen outside Spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Id suggest arriving at opening time (10am) as you need plenty of time to see all the aircraft on show so you might still be looking at closing time (2pm)

Visited March 2014
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Very rare aeroplanes, big collection. Must visit for aeroplane lovers.
Better to go by car. Or go by bus. If you take a tram, you have to walk more else take a bus.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

When I planned my holiday, I made sure that I visit the Aviation museum. I checked several sites about the museum to find out where it is situated and when it is open. They all gave the impression that the museum is open all year round. On arriving there, after a 20 minute walk from the nearest Metro station, the guard told us that the Museum is closed in August and will reopen in September. It is really a shame that there were no notifications when this Museum is going to be open, otherwise we would have planned our holiday accordingly.

Visited August 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very worthwhile visit (if you are into aviation)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I am amused by visitors who complain that all this museum has to offer is "a few aircraft". This is flatly untrue, there is a large number of exhibits, some quite unique. In fact, even though the museum is large, it does feel somewhat cramped, except for the many open air exhibits.

And by all means, skip this visit if you are not into aviation, because that's all they have, lots of airplanes and related memorabilia.

The museum is in the outskirts of town, rather hard to find and rather hard to reach, so plan carefully, whether you drive your own car (especially if you drive your own car) or use public transportation, which can be confusing, even for a local. Also, be very sure not to confuse it with the FIO (Fundación Infante de Orleans) collection, which is located across the one runway of the Cuatro Vientos airport. If you go to the wrong place, you will have a very hard time correcting your mistake, unless you carry your wings with you.

There is no entrance fee or donation of any kind, and the museum is usually very quiet, probably because of its location. Hours of operation are limited, and the place looks just a little forlorn, not unkept by any means, just slightly worn and unglamorous.

In summary, if you are an aviation buff, do not miss this, but plan ahead of time. If you aren't, go to the Prado.

Visited December 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Enjoyable visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We have been to air museums the world over and this one did not disappoint. The collection is extensive - some outside and some in hangers. Entry was free. Several of the other posters have given fantastic descriptions of the museum - so will not repeat.

We followed the advice from other posters on TA -- took the subway line 10 to "Cuatro Vientos". Go to street level and make sure you are on side of the freeway next to the train tracks. You will be walking on the dirt path against traffic -- traffic on your right, train tracks on your left (the buildings of Madrid should be behind you). Totally safe and easy. A good 15-20 minute walk. You will see the footbridge over the highway and turn left to enter the air base. You have arrived.

Visited June 2013
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