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Museo del Aire

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Address: Carretera de Extremadura, A-V, Km. 10,500, 28024 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 509 16 90
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It is not well located or well known but the Museum of the Air is an excellent depiction of not only Spain's history of aviation, but the world history as well. All the exhibit's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is not well located or well known but the Museum of the Air is an excellent depiction of not only Spain's history of aviation, but the world history as well. All the exhibit's have "subtitles" in English plus they gave attribution to all the countries that built the planes or other weaponry. There are docents available and it seems... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Leaving last year in Madrid, I visited the "Museo del Aire" already 2 times. That because the exhibition of many different aircraft is so interesting, especially for old and historic airplanes since the beginning of Aviation. Additionally, you can see so many different things that support the air operations, such as, anti-aircraft artillery, a variety of guns, engines, equipment, first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A great aviation museum with a lots of history. I saw planes I have only had a chance to read about up close and personal. The hangar based displays were the best part. Got to see two JU-52s Tri-motor transports. One was an original Junkers, the other was built by CASA under license. Some very historic aircraft on display, including... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Id suggest arriving at opening time (10am) as you need plenty of time to see all the aircraft on show so you might still be looking at closing time (2pm)

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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Very rare aeroplanes, big collection. Must visit for aeroplane lovers. Better to go by car. Or go by bus. If you take a tram, you have to walk more else take a bus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

When I planned my holiday, I made sure that I visit the Aviation museum. I checked several sites about the museum to find out where it is situated and when it is open. They all gave the impression that the museum is open all year round. On arriving there, after a 20 minute walk from the nearest Metro station, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I am amused by visitors who complain that all this museum has to offer is "a few aircraft". This is flatly untrue, there is a large number of exhibits, some quite unique. In fact, even though the museum is large, it does feel somewhat cramped, except for the many open air exhibits. And by all means, skip this visit if... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have been to air museums the world over and this one did not disappoint. The collection is extensive - some outside and some in hangers. Entry was free. Several of the other posters have given fantastic descriptions of the museum - so will not repeat. We followed the advice from other posters on TA -- took the subway line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

They have seven hangars, at an old airfield, to visit, plus a large outdoor area. The hangars contained ; Aircraft representing every era of flight. Turn of the century up to jet fighters. An extensive collection filling seven large hangars. Missile and weapons displays. A large selection of bi-planes from the earliest times of flight, even wood and string aircraft.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I took my ten year old son here and enjoyed it as much as he did! The museum is a bit hard to find so I recommend going by taxi and then asking the staff to book a return taxi as we did. The collection is remarkable and well displayed. Even more amazing: it is free! We had a sense... More 

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