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Jet Age Museum

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Address: Cheltenham Road East | Meteor Business Park, Gloucester GL2 9QL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1452 260078
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire's rich aviation heritage,...

Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire's rich aviation heritage, Jet Age Museum is an all-volunteer, registered charity. We tell the story of the Gloster Aircraft Company, focussing on the first Allied jet flight. Our mission is the preserve the past and inspire the future by telling the stories of the people and places that put our County at the forefront of the aerospace industry.

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A hidden gem, well worth a visit

Not easy to find, but once you do it is well worth it. The volunteers who run the museum are great, really friendly and obviously knowledgeable about the aircraft. Parking is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Diane C
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not easy to find, but once you do it is well worth it. The volunteers who run the museum are great, really friendly and obviously knowledgeable about the aircraft. Parking is free as is entrance, although donations are welcome. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Diane C
Yorkshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum staffed by friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers. Nice little cafe for a mid morning bacon roll, coffee and cake (all for about £5!!). You book (free) timed slots to do the Vulcan Cockpit and Trident talks so you don't have to queue. Well worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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2 Thank mattbourne
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great museum! Such a variety of aircraft to see, with friendly and highly-knowledgeable volunteers who were delighted to show us how things worked and share the history of aviation. I wish all classrooms could be like this, as the opportunity to learn hands-on about the science behind getting aeroplanes up in the air was brilliant. You can't help... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gloucester museum is only open at weekends. We had a tour of the museum and 13 cars from all over the country turned up. The museum is quite small but it is only funded by donations. It is all about flying in the Gloucester area. Very interesting. Small shop and cafe to help with funding the museum.

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2 Thank Angela R
Highbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as a family group during a day visit to Gloucester. Good location, plenty of parking. No entry fee just donations. Great little museum run by volunteers, several exhibits relating to flight history associated with Gloucester. They also have a tour of a Vulcan cockpit and a trident. Look to spend about 1.5hrs max as its small and there are... More 

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely morning at the museum. Our 5 year old grandson had a great time and particularly enjoyed being Captain of the Vulcanised Bomber.

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2 Thank hardystock
Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits. Cockpit experience for an Avro Vulcan is a must, and lots of the exhibits can be touched which is rare for this kind of experience. Kids loved it, and its free entry! Knowledgable staff, most seemed to have previous RAF experience. Very informative.

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2 Thank Geoff T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum - interesting exhibits and some very informative and engaging volunteer guides. The opportunity to sit inside the Vulcan was a real treat - could have sat there for a lot longer, listening to the gentleman explain the history -so interesting. And then to sit in the cockpit of the Trident as well! Definitely worth a visit -... More 

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2 Thank Wendy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tells the story of the part Gloucestershire played in aviation history, loved the parts about the GAC: Gloucester Aircraft Company. Very interesting and worth taking a peek.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took two friends to the Jet Age museum and all of us enjoyed seeing the history of jet aircraft and in particular the chance to climb inside the cockpit of a Vulcan. All the staff / volunteers were helpful and informative, and clearly passionate about the museum. We had only allowed an hour for the visit which meant we... More 

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