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Shearwater Aviation Museum

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Address: 34 Bonaventure Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B0J 3A0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-720-1083
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Excellent Aviation Museum

Very well run and a lot of information about the history of naval aviation at this location. Lots of restored aircraft and displays

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very well run and a lot of information about the history of naval aviation at this location. Lots of restored aircraft and displays

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Shearwater catered to an anniversary party, it was very tasteful and classy. With a tour of the museum. Have been there on several occasions and it has always been a pleasant visit.

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Rorschach, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Shearwater Aviation museum is worth a visit, great for adults and kids especially if you are into old aircrafts and aviation history. Great photos and great restoration work.

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Somerset, England
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282 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If there is an aircraft museum nearby we have to visit it! Three of the four of us worked in the military aircraft industry (especially helicopters) so it is never just a quick visit and we spent several hours wandering around the exhibitions. The paintings of the aircraft on the second floor were so vivid and we saw several with... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
61 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The place is old and dated and not well cared for. they do have a lot of interesting items on display and there is lots of parking.

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Sooke, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I found the museum very interesting as an ex Navy man posted on ships such as HMCS Assiniboine (DDH 234) which is covered extensively in the museum. It was the primary ship involved in the development and trials of the helicopter haul down system known as the "Bear Trap". The museum was very well laid out with a lot of... More 

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lima
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82 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our guide Jerry was great. We missed the beginning of his tour so we are not sure exactly his career in the Canadian Air Force but it seemed like it was a long one. He walked us through stories of the different planes on exhibit along with the people that flew them. He also talked about the process to bring... More 

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Cole Harbour, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The entire family will enjoy a visit to see some of our beautiful vintage airplanes and the history of aviation in Canada. Well worth a few hours to see all the exhibits and static displays. Also a great little gift shop. You can't miss.

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Brampton
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18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lots of Canadian history here. Saw & learned many things about the RCAF & info about Halifax 911 involvement, my teenagers loved it. We dropped in for a quick visit & stayed a few hours.

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Nova Scotia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fine original collection of aircraft associated with the navy. Well restored and well maintained. We visited in connection with the local model show and military re-ay.enactment group. It made an interesting d

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