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We had time to spare whilst awaiting our evening flight so, on the spur of the moment, visited this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VeryBusy
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Excellent place to visit if you are an aircraft enthusiast like me

An excellent place to visit but be sure to check the hours. They have cut back hours because of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kennith H
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Wheeling, Illinois
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34 Bonaventure Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B0J 3A0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had time to spare whilst awaiting our evening flight so, on the spur of the moment, visited this really excellent museum. The staff and volunteers were incrediably friendly and as it was quiet, we had a person tour with a guide who had a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent place to visit but be sure to check the hours. They have cut back hours because of the reduction in spending on the Canadian military. I liked the exhibit of early aircraft and the Canadian aircraft

Thank Kennith H
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We were incredibly impressed with this museum. We went on a weekday afternoon which wasn't busy and ended up with a private guided tour. His personal history with the planes and his passion for them was obvious. I look forward to visiting again and hopefully...More

Thank Vivian W
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We loved this museum! We arrived on one of the recent very hot Halifax days, and on stepping into the nice cool building we were greeted by the super-friendly and welcoming Al, one of the volunteers. He was so interested to hear that we were...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours visiting this museum. If you are into history or aviation, this is a place for you. Staff were friendly and helpful. Museum was well laid out with great displays and an amazing collection of vintage RCAF & RCN aircraft. Can’t...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Shearwater Aviation Museum. located at CFB Shearwater in Shearwater Nova Scotia, can be toured with a guide/docent or you can do a self-guided tour on your own. The aircraft in the collection are found in two hangars. Numerous artifacts and art is also on display....More

Thank Bill Z
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We spent a couple hours here and had a great guide that was proud of the museum and gave an excellent tour! Not a large museum but very interesting to walk through. Mostly WW2 aircraft but some older and some newer. Well done! Admission is...More

Thank Ron O
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum is not to be missed by anyone visiting the Halifax Dartmouth area. Extremely knowledgeable staff and volunteers welcome anyone who stops by. There is a great collection of historic aircraft. There are many displays explaining life on land and at sea with the...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I came here on a whim and I most say, it is one of the better museums I have had the pleasure of visiting. It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you're inside it is a very captivating experience. The collection of...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

A great museum. They have a large number of aircraft mostly Canadian. There’s also this place regarding the Navy. More specifically Navy. There is a small restoration area or they are working on a few aircraft. We’re looking for a place to go and the...More

Thank John C
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