Maidenhead Heritage Centre

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Maidenhead Heritage Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Rebecca A
1 contribution
Best small museum I've visited
Sep 2021
Anyone would enjoy a visit to this delightful museum. It is rightly popular for its Spitfire simulator flying experience. I don't know anyplace else that lets you sit in a real cockpit and learn how to pilot an iconic fighter aircraft. The rest of the museum is fascinating, too. It's the best place to find out about the Air Transport Auxiliary, the brave organization based in Maidenhead during World War II, which delivered all the top military planes to RAF air bases. Men and women from around the world did this dangerous job, and the centre tells their stories in a personal way that will interest people of all ages. The volunteer staff is knowledgeable and makes the visit even more fun. Highest recommendation!
Written September 24, 2021
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George M
London, UK7 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2021
The best museum experience I have been to in years. So small, but a great range and so well explained. (War, Olympics, Trainlines).
The spitfire simulation experience is fantastic. And the volunteers that show you how to do it are so knowledgeable about the history - it was wonderful hearing their stories, which brought it to life!
Very educational for me, my wife, and our 2 girls (9 and 6...though the 6 yr-old got a bit bored at the end....however we did stay for 2 hours, so I'm more than happy with that!)
Written September 4, 2021
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Penning1
Camberley, UK2 contributions
Sitfire Experience,
Aug 2021
Amazingly good and beyond expectations. Very realistic terrain and first class instruction from an experienced pilot with several thousand hours of flying large aircraft.. l went with a friend yesterday who was originally from the Southampton area and was amused to be landing over his Mother-in-law's house.
Written September 1, 2021
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MossyCardiff
Cardiff, UK516 contributions
Great experience for all ages
Aug 2021 • Family
What a lovely free experience to do during the holidays. My teen & pre teen absolutely loved flying the spitfire and haven’t stopped talking about it since. The gentleman who works with the Spitfire was so knowledgable and gave the kids fun things to do like flying over Wembley or through London Bridge.
The ATA information was really interesting and something I knew nothing about.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful, highly recommended
Written August 4, 2021
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Caron M
Bedfordshire, UK242 contributions
A Must Do
Jun 2021
Lovely little centre, with free admission. Lots of information about practically everything to do with the area. The Spitfire experience, which is pre-bookable and there is a fee is absolutely brilliant. Loads of interesting information about the ATA before you 'fly' yourself. Great experience I would recommend to anyone. A big thank you to the lovely staff who made us feel so welcome. Well worth a visit.
Written June 5, 2021
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Claire E
Camberley14 contributions
A “Not to be missed” experience
Apr 2021 • Couples
Had an excellent couple of hours looking around the centre and learning more about the ATA. Richard was so knowledgeable and gave us so much more information on the background of the air crew who formed the ATA. The highlight for us was the Spitfire simulator and a successful touch and go on an aircraft carrier. We would not hesitate to recommend a visit to this gem of a museum, a must for anyone interested in aviation.
Written May 28, 2021
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Helen
5 contributions
Totally unique history and experience in one little centre!
Oct 2020 • Friends
The centre is small but brilliant! The spitfire simulator is a must do activity and the artifacts and resources the museum has on the ATA are excellent. It is a completely unique collection and the only one of its kind in the UK and even world so worth visiting. The centre also does great online lectures.
Written October 7, 2020
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SimonO
1 contribution
Museum/spitfire simulator
Sep 2020 • Couples
Met by knowledgeable and helpful staff. All sorts of examples of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) efforts to ferry aircraft. Uniforms and equipment used.Spitfire simulator was the highlight. Small carpark to side of museum.
Will visit again. Please support them
Written September 13, 2020
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Thank you for a great review Simon. We're glad you had such a good time and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written September 16, 2020
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KenMaideheadUK
Maidenhead, UK1,222 contributions
Excellent Centre
Mar 2020
Maidenhead Heritage Centre isn't the biggest, but they manage to get a lot of information and exhibits into a small space without being cramped. I paid a visit here to purchase a newly publlshed book about Maidenhead. Friendly helpful and cheerful staff. Having purchased my book I stayed to view the display of costumes and props relating to theatrical productions in the town. Very interesting. The displays change regularly so there is always something that will interest a visitor and , yes it is free although you can make a donation.
Written March 9, 2020
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Tastee
East Sussex, UK34 contributions
Small in space; big in information and friendliness
Mar 2020
We visited here with voucher in hand for my husband to have a flight on a spitfire simulator. There is an enlightening exhibition about the ATA jam packed with information and interesting quotes; facts; log books etc. that is running concurrently with the flight experience -"Grandma flew a spitfire". My husband loved the flight itself as it was totally realistic, giving a great experience of the responsiveness and ability of the Spitfire without the G forces involved! Allow plenty of time whilst there to explore interesting research and memorabilia of Maidenhead and district. The volunteers on duty at the time were all friendly and interested in the history of the area.
Written March 9, 2020
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM