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“Mainly for geeks”

Museum of Army Flying
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are one of the UK's leading museums for British military aviation history. Boasting 40 fixed wing and rotary aircraft on site, we have fascinating exhibits and a wonderful 'Apache Cafe' looking out over the busy Middle Wallop Army Air Corps airfield.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Reasonably enjoyable - but a long way from the top notch museums that it's easy to think is normal !

The main display is spread over one hangar, with a few more aircraft in a 2nd hangar. The descriptions are mainly short and not always that illuminating. Other reviewer describe the place as being a bit run-down, which I would agree with. Another strange aspect - there are various games dotted around which require a pound coin to play. When the entrance fee isn't particularly cheap (£9) it just felt a bit tacky.

On the plus side - if you like your aircraft, it does have a reasonably wide selection to enjoy, and is worth a visit if you're passing by.

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MuseumArmyFlying, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Army Flying, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

We are all helicopter geeks at heart!

Thank you though for taking the time to give us an honest constructive review. These do get taken forward. We're glad to hear you found the selection of aircraft enjoyable and the team is working hard on a development plan to bring us up to date along side those top notch museums!

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This museum traces the history of the Army's flying activities, including dozens of aircraft, helicopters and gliders, as well as auxiliary vehicles (fire truck, control tower lorry, etc), as well as militaria. The display also includes a well-constructed replica of a 1940s house which visitors can walk through. Next to the museum is Middle Wallop airfield, and depending upon when you visit you may see Army helicopters or light training aircraft going about their duties. The entry free when we visited in April 2014 was £9 per person (adults).

Thank evo101
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MuseumArmyFlying, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Army Flying, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a helpful review - feedback to us an information for others is always much appreciated. It's great to hear you found the museum interesting and liked our 1940's house.

We hope you managed to see some aircraft in training during your visit - currently there is lynx flying overhead! We hope to see you again soon thanks again.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A surprisingly interesting museum. There were actual artifacts belonging to the era listed on the information section. There were a variety of scaled model of planes and helicopters, as well as real ones on display! We did not realize that there are extensive types of aircraft! As one reviewer said, we suggest you give the place a couple of hours as the amount of information to read and take in is just overwhelming. A great place for people who are into aircraft and history. We were not expecting much but the museum exceeded our expectations. We came on a Saturday afternoon and there were only a few people inside, which was perfect as we get to try and sit on the actual helicopter! That was well worth the experience. The place also have plane simulators, rifle shooting and rocket shooting machine simulators that is a must try (the helicopter was free but the simulators costs £1 per go and has a decent length of playtime, so make sure you have £1 change in your pockets). The facilities are good with disabled toilet access, vending machines for drinks and a cafe. All in all, it was £9 (per adult) very well spent!

Thank Chie J
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MuseumArmyFlying, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Army Flying, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We're glad we surprised you with our extensive collection - there is a lot packed into this space! It is always great to hear the museum is succeeding in it's aim to be fun and educational, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Although a little bit off the beaten track, this attraction is well worth visiting if you have even the slightest interest in the development of military flying and aviation in general. The exhibits are extensive and well laid out, depicting the growth of Army aviation from its balloon observer corps origins through to the development of the RAF. It covers the period from the early 1900's to the current day, and there are static exhibits of aircraft and helicopters. As well as these, you can try your hand at "shooting" a tank busting rocket and a rifle (simulations of course!!). Good toilet facilities and there is a restaurant which serves thing like panini, sandwiches and baked potatoes - there is a viewing platform from which you can see helicopters taking off and landing. Facility incorporates a shop. Free wi-fi. Highly recommended for a visit, but I suggest you leave several hours to do it justice.

Thank Rob S
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MuseumArmyFlying, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Army Flying, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review - and such a nice one!

We're very pleased to hear you found our content interesting and varied. The growth of Army aviation is a fascinating story to tell. Glad to see you found our simulators, we hope you got the knack the PIAT can be tricky!

The cafe will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your time there, it is wonderful now the sun is out and the heli's are showing off. Here's to hoping we keep the sun for a while longer.

Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Army Air Corps museum reflecting the early days of the Army Air Corps operations. Good access off the A343 and ample free parking and picnic areas overlooking the active airfield. Regretfully the exhibitions are dated, tired and do not reflect many aspects of the extensive AAC operations over the last 20/30 years. Nice refreshment area. Worth a visit if your passing by but not particularly satisfying.

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MuseumArmyFlying, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Army Flying, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Hi there, thanks for the review! It's great that you took the time to do so. We're glad you noticed the great picnic areas - now the sun is shining and the apache's and Lynx are often out doing their acrobatics it makes for a great afternoon in the sun!

Thank you for your feedback regarding our exhibitions, we are continuously trying to take in feedback and work to update the museum. Work is currently in progress on a new glider exhibition which will open this summer.

We hope to see you again soon.

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