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“Visit with the grandchildren”

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: Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Excellent attraction - we thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus they have a really nice cafe over looking the airfield. We had lunch and watched the planes and helicopters. There's also an aviation themed playground for the children, which they loved. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank AstronomerPaul
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Cost £9 to get in but that's for a year than all the history of the place and the army flying corps history this is a well worth a look when you are in the area one of the best museums we've been to you can Evan get up voles to some of the aircraft even the first helicopter which was used in the ww2 to the Vietnam war. Very cool place even for young kids ( also big kids) love the place will be back again soon

Thank Karl1307
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Family day out to the Museum of Army Flying today....we've been to similar museums (or so we thought!) and have been in and out in an hour.
This was different, we started with a really nice lunch in the restaurant - the restaurant was extremely busy, lots of cadets on their lunch break, but what polite and lovely young adults! - we then went to purchase our tickets to be told that there was a special offer and 2 children could enter free.... We were given an annual pass for 4 people for £18!!!!
Immediately we knew it would be perfect for children, clip boards and sheets of things to do (quiz's etc) whilst wandering through the exhibition were in a stand before entering and we were able to help ourselves to relevant quiz's - we have a very young 6yr old and a very grown up 9yr old, both were able to find suitable things to take with them.
The museum was absolutely brilliant, interactive, imaginative and thought provoking. It covered wars right the way through the past 100yrs, interestingly the section that concerned and startled my son more than anything was the section on the troubles in Ireland and the IRA, it was too realistic for him.
The 1940's house was like walking into my grandparents house, quite emotional really!
We absolutely loved it here and will definitely be using our passes to visit again.
The day was finished off with a other visit to the cafe, and a play in the park whilst enjoying the weather!
Thank you to all those people who made the museum so brilliant and entertaining for every age - there are very few places to go as a family where all members can be so engrossed in what they are doing. I'd like to go back without the children to be able to really take it all in.

Thank Doobydoo4
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This museum covers a much greater area than you would expect from the modest entrance and buildings that you see as you pull in to the car park.

This museum charts the origins and history of flying for military purposes with a really well balanced set of written personal accounts from some of the early pioneers, imaginative and interesting displays of how the Royal Flying Corps came in to being, plus numerous static helicopters and an excellent section devoted to troop carrying gliders.

Our tour took about three hours and there are still areas that I would like to go back and see again. We had lunch in the museum restaurant which overlooks the airfield with planes and helicopters coming and going all the time. For a visitor center restaurant they had a varied and inexpensive menu and the hot food that we had was extremely good.

Thank ktrott1998
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We took our two teenage sons to the Museum of Army flying today. What we found was a well presented exhibit covering all aspects of Army Aviation from the Boer War up to the present day. There are numerous aircraft on display, including a really interesting section on The Glider Pilot Regiment during WW2. A number of easy to operate aircraft and weapons simulators are spread throughout the museum to keep kids happy whilst the adults read the excellent information on display. We had a cup of tea in the Café...staff were lovely...and it wasn't too pricy. Allow 2-3 hours...take your time and enjoy it...we certainly did.

Thank sellit
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