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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Berkshire’s Best Kept Secret

A small museum run by a dedicated band of volunteers that tells the story of a little known... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ian19542016
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Reading, United Kingdom
Aviation

No one will ever deny me a look at any museum of aviation . The examples on this site is massive... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Mohawk Way | Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum run by a dedicated band of volunteers that tells the story of a little known aircraft builder and the associated airfield. There is a wide range of exhibits from the early days of aviation and the volunteers have worked hard to make...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ian19542016
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

No one will ever deny me a look at any museum of aviation . The examples on this site is massive. Aircraft, helicopters, jets and fighter planes from many generations. There is a good cafe gift shop and toilets. Not expensive but good. Staff are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Bring my father here at least twice a year as he loves old aircraft. Not a massive space but every inch of it is covered with planes and aviation artifacts. The volunteers here do a sterling job and are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Its very inexpensive and you get a very personal experience from the excellent volunteers. It is crammed with unique artefacts and documents alongside historic planes and replicas . Its where Badder crashed and lost his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Features many rare examples relating to Miles aircraft, both full size and in model form. A surprise was a display of the inventor Biro who had his famous pen manufactured by Miles. Greeted in the car park by the ubiquitous Gannet and Handley Page Herald,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Excellent museum with so much crammed into one hanger and far more things of interest than expected, even including parts of a Polaris nuclear missile and a WW2 German bomb. Amazing to learn that the site was once Woodley Airfield and the home to a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in today by chance as we were already in Woodley. Very helpful staff (all volunteers) and interesting exhibits. Good if you're interested in the history of the airfield or planes.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Packed with aircraft, models and memorabilia dating from the time when aircraft were built on what is now a housing estate. Plenty of history, and worth visiting a second time to discover those items you missed. Great if you visit when the volunteer aircraft restorers...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Q8686DYsusanb
Reviewed February 28, 2018

This museum may be small in footprint but it has a wealth of interesting exhibits and is staffed by very knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who are only too happy to show you around. Certainly you are well advised to have a volunteer show you around...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MBURNHAMBurnham
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Lots of information about Woodley before WW2 and the volunteers are very keen to give you information about the things in the museum, I took my young grandson and I think he was to young so I would go back on my own to take...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
I really cant be sure but I dont see why not. It is not a busy place and mostly on one open floor. They are very nice people so I'm sure you will be fine.
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gaz c
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Philip P | Reviewed this property |
It’s good for a visit it’s a small museum but very interesting and some exhibits you will not find anywhere else
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Mike C
June 4, 2017|
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Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 - 5:00. Closed all other days.
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