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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

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Address: Mohawk Way | Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, England
Phone Number: 0118-944-8089
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Lovely museum, lots to see and explore

Besides of the planes, lots of interesting texts to read, brilliant photographs, amazing old objects to see and read about. It's not a big museum, but it's loaded! It was fun to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ACAlmeida
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides of the planes, lots of interesting texts to read, brilliant photographs, amazing old objects to see and read about. It's not a big museum, but it's loaded! It was fun to go inside the plane outside, though we couldn't understandably go inside the cockpit. Our 6 year old boy was impressed and us too!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap entry fee, and a horde of information. That said, this museum is probably best reserved for true plane enthusiasts.

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Thank Neil F
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our young boys. Quite a lot of planes and helicopters packed into a small space as well as models and lots of photos and interesting artefacts. Kids loved the big plane they could go inside. This didn't take long but you could spend longer if you read everything. Nice staff and very cheap. Would recommend it for 1-2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Run by friendly volunteers who gave a great guided tour. Make sure your children have a go on the red jet simulator. We were there two hours. Most is undercover so great for a rainy day.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The museum is on the edge of a housing estate that, during World War II, was an important airfield. The museum, though small, has many very interesting exhibits, most of which can't be found elsewhere. Much of it centres round the wartime activities and types of aircraft that were based there.

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high wycombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Worth a detour of dozens of miles, to see this tribute to a real genius, the late great F.G.Miles. Winner of numerous King's Cup flying races, developer and producer of the world's first ballpoint pen the famous Biro, from which all others derived. The designer of the world's first supersonic aircraft, model on display here, the designer of a multitude... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

... and it's all good! This is a great local museum, answering many questions that have occurred to me after living in Woodley for a few years and learning a little about the town's history. You could easily spend hours and hours here, with the fascinating historic maps in the entrance area and then the masses of information on the... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Run by volunteers who when we visited put themselves out to help. They have great collection of vintage flying machines and equipment, children love it and can play safely, a must visit for the locals but please check the website for opening times.

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England
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We visited the Aviation museum and were very impressed with the aircrafts on display and the detail of information in the display cabinets and on signs. There are also lots of pictures of various planes during transportation/testing phases as well as flying, which was very interesting to see. The only criticism I have is that in one area, the displays... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited during half term as a family of 5 (one child under 3) and found the museum to be very reasonably priced (£8 for all of us). The museum is fascinating (if you have an interest in aviation) but the collection is quite cramped and fairly specialised in places (the display of aircraft safety system components being a case... More 

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