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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Address: Mohawk Way | Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, England
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As the founder of my paranormal group, I was looking forward to visiting here. We weren't disappointed, it was very good - although it's quite small and doesn't take very long to go round and see everything. We even got invited to go inside one of the planes outside.

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Packed full of information, run by locals who have a keen interest, lots to see, models and parts, a full sized plane you can climb aboard but I took two under sevens and they can't read well enough to appreciate all the information or really understand what it was all about. I want able to stop and read what I... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small museum which has most of the exhibits shoe horned into the main hall, and two aircraft outside (a Fairey Gannet and a Handley Page Herald). Jane and Ken who showed us around the museum couldn't have been more helpful during our visit, and their knowledge of Woodley and Berkshires part in UK aviation history is immense.... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I went with 2x5 year old boys and a 7 year old girl! They had a fantastic day, we were here 5 hours! It was Easter so there was an egg hunt too which made it lots of fun! The kids enjoyed making parachutes and looking up the guns on the computer in the weapons room! Lots of fun and... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I am able to walk to this little gem of a museum. Full of interesting items and run by volunteers. As some one who served with the WRAF I found it fascinating. My young niece and nephew although not too interested in the museum ( probably a bit too young to appreciaten it) were thrilled to be able to look... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have been 5 or 6 times with and without the children. Its a very small venue but there are loads of displays fitted in covering avation history of woodley and surrounding areas. The people who give there time to run and maintain the musium are fantastic and will happily talk to you about any exibit. Also its worh mentioning... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is not really advertised a lot and I have only just noticed a new sign for it near the A329. The museum is very interesting for those who are into WW1 aviation. It tells you about the whole area which was linked to aviation even through the two world wars. Douglas Bader was also linked to the old... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A great local museum with a surprising number of interesting artefacts and photographs that reflect the fascinating history of Woodley Airfield (where Douglas Bader has his fateful accident and lost his legs). Don't expect polished granite and tinted glass, but instead, look forward to a proper museum, run by enthusiasts and steeped in history.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
41 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you are a plane enthusiast then this is a must visit venue. I admit that I only have a passing interest in airplanes. This venue is run by a number of really enthusiastic elderly airplane buffs who will go into a lot of detail about the exhibits. All the exhibits are pertinent to the local area with many photos... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

There was quite a lot packed into such a small space. It was fun to walk onto an actual aeroplane outside too. My 3 year old saw everything in about ten mins so not sure it's worth the price for little ones. Staff were friendly but as they all sit in the cafe we didn't feel comfortable stopping for a... More

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