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Midland Air Museum

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Address: Coventry Airport | Rowley Road, Baginton, Coventry, England
Phone Number: 024 7630 1033
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I only had an hour spare today, so will be back again soon to have a longer visit. They have a fantastic range of aircraft with some unusual ones on display and some you can go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A decent little museum with friendly and helpful staff. The charge of £5.90 entry was pretty fair. It became clear when walking around the museum, that there were quite a lot of exhibits looking a little shabby, lacking information or just in general need of a little TLC. Fantastic highlight of the trip was the chance to get in the... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I only had an hour spare today, so will be back again soon to have a longer visit. They have a fantastic range of aircraft with some unusual ones on display and some you can go in and sit in. Also some local history displays. The volunteers are friendly and welcoming and the also have a little cafe and gift... More 

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Milton Keynes
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There are two air museums at Coventry and as the previous reviewers, it is very enjoyable and full of artefacts. There are numerous staff on hand to allow you sit in various cockpits and with a wealth of information the describe the history of the plane, it was great fun trying out the different planes that were available. There are... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Overall a good museum with some aircraft that arent usually displayed. But some of the display cabinets are messy.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a very informal museum and is stacked with a wealth of aviaition history, well worth the visit and plan to spend at least 2 hours there, some great full size aircrat there including a MIG 21

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you like planes you'll feel right at home. It's a bit chilly (given its an old hangar) but worth it. Independently run, it's a good place to go for a few hours, has lots of various engines, the outside has a range of planes parked, and you can ever have a tour of an AVRO Vulcan, from someone who... More 

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Peterborough, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Midland Air Museum is not exactly the largest air museum in the country but has a unique angle - its proximity to the childhood home of Sir Frank Whittle. It therefore concentrates on his life, career and the development of the jet engine with a plethora of models, engines (some cutaway to demonstrate the workings) and, of course, a... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For one of the UK's "smaller" museums this is still a gem! It is very easy to find on the outskirts of the Coventry airport and the Vulcan certainly acts as a great landmark. The main hangar has a great Gloster Meteor and also a nose section you can sit in, I would say though that it seems some what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A great little museum with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Some rare planes to see and some open cockpits to explore. Vulcan and Argosy open during our visit. Many thanks to Keith who, from the Argosy cockpit, told us about most of the aircraft onsite and gave us a fantastic tour of the Vulcan and Argosy. The Whittle collection is interesting... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The museum is run by enthusiasts and volunteers and houses a fantastic collection of aircraft and a wide range of items connected with local aviation history and the history of the jet engine. It is well worth the entrance fee and well worth taking the time to look at all the aircraft and exhibits as there is so much to... More 

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