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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Address: | Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
Phone Number: 441722323636
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in...

Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in fast jet cockpits, this is for you! Please note - We are at Old Sarum Airfield - NOT at the Boscombe Down airfield.

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This is simply one of the best aviation museums in the UK, ok it's not on the scale of the RAF museums at Cosford or Hendon but what makes this such a great place to be is that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Swindon, United Kingdom

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is simply one of the best aviation museums in the UK, ok it's not on the scale of the RAF museums at Cosford or Hendon but what makes this such a great place to be is that you can get up close and personal with the aircraft, so that you are encouraged to climb on up and into most... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Flew in from Blackbushe with my 3 year old son from Blackbushe to visit the museum and what a fantastic afternoon we had, climbing in and out of cockpits letting his imagination run wild. Definitely recommend this to anyone with a passion for aviation young or old.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were so helpful and had such interesting stories. You could go just to hear them talk. It was great to be able to sit in the cockpits and press the buttons and to find out the histories of each one. If you are in the area, you should definitely visit, even if you think you arent interested in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot rate this place more highly! Going from cockpit to cockpit, climbing in and being able to touch everything is a dream for aeroplane enthusiasts. The hands on aspect is something you won't get anywhere else so I thoroughly recommend a visit. Oh and just book off your whole day when you do! (The cafe isn't bad either)

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a surprisingly interesting visit to this small museum, my husband is an aircraft nerd, it is the only museum we have been in where you could sit in thecockpits. Do forget to go to the little cafe where you can find out the history of the airfield

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was only a kid during WWII and an AC2 during the Cold War, but there were things of interest from both eras in this fascinating museum. Furthermore there were artefacts from a much earlier age housed in a WWI hangar. Kids will enjoy being able to sit in the cockpit of an aircraft and being able to play with... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day here, well once we found it. Being a Salisbury person we thought it was at Boscombe Down, but no it was at Old Sarum Airfield, should of read the address. But like I said well worth the Treasure Hunt. We were shown around which was fantastic as you are told all about the Air Crafts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning , there was flying outside plenty to watch including the sky drivers. The museum staff are a credit as they chat about the exhibits . Liked the idea of looking inside the cockpits.

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing collection of aircraft and other air memorabilia is a must to see for both adults and children Great family day out

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ah, this was a little gem. One of us is an enthusiast and one of us is not, that said we both really enjoyed our visit here. The volunteers were so welcoming and helpful you felt they really were happy to see you. You really can get in many of the cockpits and try them on for size (mostly very... More 

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