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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Address: Hanger 1 South | Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
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Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in fast jet cockpits, this...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Amesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went with my wife and 12 year old son and we had a great time. The staff have a great knowledge of the planes and you get to sit in the cock pit of most of the planes on display!!

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Windsor
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wish all days out were like this. The volunteers made it with their informing chat. Brilliant. The kids loved getting in all the cockpits.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I visited Boscombe Down with my wife and 5-year old daughter on a cold February Friday. Never have I been so pleasantly surprised by a museum - we had the time of our lives. The museum is located in 2 hangers on an active airfield, and being able to see real light aircraft taking off and landing as we walked... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! Hangars full of real planes (bombers, fighter jets, passenger planes) that you can actually climb into and sit in. Have a play with all the controls and take as long as you like. Very informative guides are around to explain if you need or want more information. This is what a museum should be. I hate flying,... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great place for anyone to visit. We had a lots of fun and tried to pilot a plane in a training module. Different kind of planes are open and you can try to climb in and explore. Guides around the place are very helpful and show you which button is doing what. Although most of the planes are out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this museum by air, landing at old Sarum airfield. This is a great way to go if you are a private pilot or know any! Otherwise the museum is accessible by road, not being far from Salisbury. The museum is set in two old Belfast aircraft themselves a part of Avaition history. It's run by volunteers who are... More 

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Dunedin
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are in the area and have an opportunity to visit this collection then don't hesitate, especially if you are an aviation enthusiast. Even if you are not (like some members of my family) everyone had a great visit. I was in email contact with Norm for a few months prior to our trip and he had arranged to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Despite having lived in the area many years ago, I hadn't heard of this museum until I found it accidentally on Tripadvisor while writing a review for another of Salisbury's attractions. There are a limited number of things to do with small kids in the area, so this museum is a great addition to the region. In total contrast to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went here today and it was brilliant we took our 3 children who really enjoyed themselves, and for £23 it was a bargain. Most museums are a nightmare with kids but this one lets your children climb on the aircrafts, press buttons and generally run about. The guides were really fab with the children too, telling them about the... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stopped by with some friends and children. Behind a slightly unpromising entrance lies a wonderful collection of aircraft and memorabilia. What set this apart was the fact the boys were encouraged to try on flying suits and helmets and hop in and out of the various cockpits - what 12 year old buy doesn't want to know how to start... More 

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