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“Great Display of Aviation History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aviation Museum

Aviation Museum
1910 Norseman Rd., Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
250-655-3300
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Sidney
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Located at the Victoria International Airport, this museum focuses on preserving historic airplanes and artifacts.
Surrey, British Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Great Display of Aviation History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This museum is in a hanger at Victoria Int'l Airport, itself a pretty historic piece of aviation. It is run by a dedicated and very knowledgeable group of volunteers. I was taken on a tour by one of these, a former RCAF pilot who was able to explain in very good detail what he was showing me. The faculty is spotless, well arranged and shows enough artifacts to satisfy any aviation nut. Good mix of very old, fairly old and pretty recent aircraft as well as historical information on aviation history from around Vancouver Island and the southern B.C. coast

Visited August 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice trip for our grandkids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

There were very helpful staff members to explain the different aircraft. There were some hands-on items for the grandchildren which was quite the hit. It was most enjoyable for all of us.

Visited August 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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“High Flying Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The older gentlemen who volunteer their time know their stuff about aviation history and can make it engaging for any crowd. The love and care they put in show and my son loves to check out the exhibits!

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Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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“Neat place to stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We took my Grandfather, a former pilot, here and he loved it. The museum is run by volunteers. Our guide was a former pilot and very knowledgeable about the history of the planes in the museum and all the restoration efforts that went into each plane. The people who volunteer here have obviously put a lot of time and effort into the operation. Needless to say this was my grandfathers favorite part of our trip.

Visited May 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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“Worth a visit for any plane lover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Love the restoration work done by the volunteers and how they share their knowledge.

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