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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Address: Hanger 1 South | Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A great place to visit with young Grandkids

Our 4 yr old & 2 yr old Grand Children (boy & girl) absolutely loved being able to sit in the Aircraft Cockpits , followed by a picnic on the grass next to a very active Airfield... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our 4 yr old & 2 yr old Grand Children (boy & girl) absolutely loved being able to sit in the Aircraft Cockpits , followed by a picnic on the grass next to a very active Airfield with Light Aircraft ,Micro- lights in and out and even Parachuting going on. Although still quite a small museum it was a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We took two of our grandsons to Old Sarum airfield. We were'nt to sure whether our eldest grandson would like it at 12 yrs we didnt know how COOL it would be! After 10 minutes they were really into it, climbing into the cockpits,playing with the controls, setting alarms off (the best bit)!you can even dress as a pilot! helmet... More 

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Maidstone, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We spent hours in here. OK - I am very keen on aeroplanes but this collection is unusual in that they (mostly) don't hold you back behind ropes. You can get up close and personal with the aircraft and sit in the cockpits of some iconic aircraft. Great fun! Thoroughly recommend!

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This turned out to be a great visit and we would highly recommend. Both my wife and our two girls found our visit really interesting and being able to get access to the aircraft was so good the volunteers on site were so helpful and knowledgeable and we will defiantly be returning. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Take and hour or so and look at the planes that not just flew but were modified by Boscombe Down and the items that were tried and tested by Pilots for our Services to Use .Books to buy and have a Picture taken and dream of flying High in the Sky

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Absolutely amazing fun to go in all the plane cockpits, great for picture taking as you can wear flight suits and helmets too! Also good to see the conservation work they are currently working on! The flight simulator they have is one of three in the UK and is an absolute blast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You have to take your hat off to these guys, they are providing an inspired, VERY hands on museum for our kids, while preserving our air heritage for our grandkids and great grandkids. I cannot praise them enough, we had to drag our son away. Obviously you need a basic interest in planes, and at £23 for a family ticket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Our pupils (aged from 5-11) visited the Air Museum at Boscombe Down after winning a competition to design a paper aeroplane. The guides (led by Peter Bryant) were very knowledgeable and could not have done more to make this a really exciting and interesting morning for the children. What sets this museum apart from other places is the fact that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellent day out . very accommodating for people with special needs, (autism) made to feel very welcome and an excellent guide to show us around with a vast knowledge of the aircraft, great to be able to touch and climb aboard the aircraft. would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spent a few hours climbing in and out of the many cockpits, it was brilliant! The volunteers were all lovely with lots of interesting information and stories to share. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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