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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Address: | Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
Phone Number: 441722323636
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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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If you are into aviation you should pop in and explore the hangers. Lots of cockpits that you can sit in and interesting exhibits. if you take children just remember they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Salisbury, United Kingdom

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are into aviation you should pop in and explore the hangers. Lots of cockpits that you can sit in and interesting exhibits. if you take children just remember they are aeroplanes, not toys. Set in some lovely rare old hangers, on one of the UK's oldest RFC airfields.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hands on museum. Opportunities to sit in many different cockpits. Lots of history of the local area. Definitely worth a visit. Cheap and brilliant day out

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Thank Zoe B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boscombe has a long history, but because of the nature of it's work, you cannot visit it. So come here instead. A group of knowledgable enthusiasts have created a very hands on museum covering much of the work carried out over the years. You can access cockpits, see trials equipment & learn a lot whilst having fun at the same... More 

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Thank Peter J
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good place to go and enjoy aircraft, sit in cockpits and be a pilot! lots of stuff there from Boscombe down and more knowledgeable helpful volunteers there than you can shake a stick at , good refreshments available within 100M

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Thank Gordon b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day out for kids young and old. We've been visiting for years and every year it gets better. We now have years membership!! Staff are friendly and very informative. Hands on fun for everyone. Even get to watch the planes and skydivers on the airfield. The airfield even has a small cafe so everything is provided. Highly recommend to... More 

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Thank Amanda M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for rainy days, lots to see and do, and unlike most historic aircraft exhibits, you can get in and 'fly' most of these! Totally absorbed my toddler who absolutely loved it, he spent a very happy couple of hours running around clambering on planes and 'copters (the yellow SAR helicopter was his favourite) and we had some lunch a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great place to take the whole family for a fun day out I can thoroughly recommend the Aviation Collection at Old Sarum. It is run by a very welcoming group of volunteers, it has all sorts of planes that the kids can get inside and play with the controls, and it is great value... More 

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Thank John R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I was forced by my boyfriend to go there and see this museum, he is a plane passionate, and I thought I was going to be bored all the time. Instead, I was so surprise! I had so much fun visiting the collection they have! The staff is formed by old pilots in retirement, and I learned so much listening... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Excellent afternoon out. Fantastic collection - my personal favourite - the harrier - along with the ongoing restoration of the Jaguar. Unlike most museums you can sit in pretty much all of the cockpits, flick the switches and turn the knobs, and really feel like a fighter or helicoptor pilot. The simulators are a lot of fun also! Very friendly... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

On route to Stone henge we decided to explore the other tourists attractions. Boscombe down aviation appeared. As real aviation fans we decided to give it a go. It was easy to find we a sat nav (although not sign posted). So glad we did, the centre is a real hands on experience, you can sit in the cockpits and... More 

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