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Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8DY, England
+44 1264 784421
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Military Museums
Owner description: We are one of the UK's leading museums for British military aviation history. Boasting 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft on site, we have fascinating... more » Owner description: We are one of the UK's leading museums for British military aviation history. Boasting 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft on site, we have fascinating exhibits and a wonderful 'Apache Cafe' looking out over the busy Middle Wallop Army Air Corps airfield. « less
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A collection of equipment and machines from the days of the Royal Flying Corps to the present. There are plenty of "hands on" exhibits to entertain youngsters and examples of every aircraft used by the Army. A minor gripe is the very small content relating to the Technical support essential to such a branch.

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Wiltshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went with a group of friends for a day out in glorious September weather and loved the whole experience. We paid extra for a group guide who was very informative and told us a lot more of what lay behind the exhibitions and plaques. The cafe did us proud too - lovely good, honest grub and served by very... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were expecting to stop a few hours and stayed all day. Museums like this are usually short affairs, but when you are faced with the museum exhibitions, videos in the cinema, a quality cafe, outdoor play area and flying demos, it really turns into a big day out! The exhibitions were top quality and covered the full history from... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went with my two daughters (3 and 7) to this museum and found this very well stocked, informative and essential very entertaining. Outstanding efforts have been made to make this appealing to all. I personally found the history of army flying fascinating, especially the gliders used in Operation Overlord, and there was plenty to do to keep small children thoroughly... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was not what I had expected. How had they crammed so much in? Fascinating displays about the history of flying in the army, as well as exhibits from different conflicts. Great planes and lots of simulators to try out (helicopter, bi-plane and shooting). We spent just under 2 hours here and had to rush a little as it was... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fine for all weathers ,you can spend hours in the Museum with helicopters and different scenes of all situations where the Army Air Core flew. The excellent cafe has a viewing balcony. There is plenty to keep the children occupied.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I did not know what to expect from this museum as I had driven past it a few times, but never went in. It is not a massive collection, but all the same it has what matters by giving you a comprehensive and concise history of how flight was used in the army from the 1800's to the present day.... More

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L-O-S
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited with two small children in the last week. Initial impressions were a bit mixed - the price is probably towards the top end of what I'd pay, and we then got accosted by someone doing a 'survey' which took a few minutes before we could go in, and didn't seem to be optional! (We also did a follow-up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We expect a lot from museums these days - a few bits of genuine kit and information boards won't do, especially for very young children - the museum is well-run, informative and obviously has its heart in the right place - the only problem is it doesn't communicate its history as well as Duxford, the IWM or even Portsmouth historic... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Excellent attraction - we thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus they have a really nice cafe over looking the airfield. We had lunch and watched the planes and helicopters. There's also an aviation themed playground for the children, which they loved. Definitely worth a visit.

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