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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Address: | Old Sarum Airfield,, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
Phone Number: 441722323636
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Description: Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in...
Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in fast jet cockpits, this is for you! Please note - We are at Old Sarum Airfield - NOT at the Boscombe Down airfield.
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Ideal attraction for kids and parents wanting to play at pilots

A beautifully put together collection of old aircraft and cockpits to look at and climb in. The volunteers could not have been more helpful or informative and make sure you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A beautifully put together collection of old aircraft and cockpits to look at and climb in. The volunteers could not have been more helpful or informative and make sure you have a go in a real link trainer to experience the thrill of flying.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great family day out - especially if its raining. All indoors. Kids and hubby loved this place, we were there for over two hours. A surprisingly fun visit as you can climb into the cockpits of a handful of planes. Even my daughters enjoyed it.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were struggling to keep our 14 year old son entertained over the holidays and this was one of his highlights. The hands on experience makes for better enjoyment than the typical museum. Both my kids were in just about every cockpit, with the flight simulator being his favourite as well as the try on uniforms and helmets to wear... More 

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ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent over an hour touching and sitting in various cockpit. It was great. My 4yo now wants to become a pilot. Not super well indicated to find it but it's worth the detour. Not cheap but it's rare that touching and climbing is welcome in a museum.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I found this place online by chance and so pleased that I did. I great day out with my niece and nephew aged 10 and 8 and also for me. Lots of planes and the kids were encouraged to climb into them all and push all the buttons which they loved. The staff were amazing there was a lovely gentleman... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took my grandsons here last Saturday. Really well priced 2 adults 2 children £23.00. The boys loved it, We could clime in & out of the planes in the cockpit. Various types of planes. The children can try on an all-in-one dungeries uniform & helmet. There are people there to tell you anything you need to know about the planes.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A real hidden gem; plenty of interesting aviation memorabilia to rootle round for lite really hours! Staff are brilliant and seem to appreciate your interest in particular details. Spent far too much time looking in the various cockpits! Great place, if a little off the beaten track.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went with three sons 14,16,19 and had a great time. I'm a professional pilot and we all fly all sorts of things and just loved the hands on, get on, sit in style of museum. Good staff and decent prices.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our grandson to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection yesterday, we all had a great time. This is a hands on museum where you can sit in the aircraft cockpits and handle the controls, (even if you are an adult) the staff are very knowledgeable and attentive and patient with children asking questions. Children are encouraged by the staff to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great collection to visit for all plane fanatics, young and old. My son was in heaven climbing in all the cockpits. The gentlemen were super helpful and gave my son loads of information about each plane. Talking to the guys while i was waiting for my son was wondering, asking them about their aviation careers and their... More 

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Additional Information about Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Address: | Old Sarum Airfield,, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
Phone Number: 441722323636
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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