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East Midlands Aeropark

Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
+44 1332 850463
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We visited here on the 4th August 2018 it was £10 to get in and you get issued with a map. This map... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joanna W
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Exceptional experience....

Having used East Midlands airport on many occasions, and spotting this from cabin widows, decided... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MalcolmDale
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can study the preserved planes of yesteryear or watch the modern airliners of today taking-off and landing at a growing international passenger and cargo airport. Within the Aeropark there is a viewing mound where the top of the viewing mound is just 170 meters north of the main east/west runway of the airport. The Aeropark at East Midlands Airport is located in the north-west corner of the Airport site close to the village of Castle Donington. It is well signposted from the Airport's main entrance.
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Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the 4th August 2018 it was £10 to get in and you get issued with a map. This map detailed what each aircraft was there was a detailed description of each aircraft underneath. There's a cafe which has food and also...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having used East Midlands airport on many occasions, and spotting this from cabin widows, decided to make the long journey from home for a visit. Totally my fault for not doing my homework, but found on Saturday arrival at 10am, that they do not open...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have spare time near EMA and aviation is the thing, yes, there you should go, nice local collection of historic aircraft. definitely a go!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent shop and hanger with lots of history, from engines to old aircraft. Helicopters old fast jets and a true history of RAF in both bomber and servailnce. Transport nose’s. Nimrod and Vulcan are big attractions. Watch flights land and takeoff from EMA.

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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit and un be known to us times it on an open day. This made it a whole lot more interesting as the aircraft were open for display. But there was a heap of people which made for a lot of...More

Thank ZalaCraig H
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit if you want to sit outside and watch the planes coming in and out However this place needs a little attention to some areas if the want to charge people to get in The viewing areas needs the...More

Thank Love2dubai
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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review. I have passed on your concerns to our Chairman for him to review. We do hope that you enjoyed your time at the Aeropark. We are still undergoing some maintenance work and whilst a majority of this...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

35 of our Beavers Scouts plus Leaders and a few parents attended the Aeropark, which we'd arranged for a special opening one evening just for our group. Everyone found the tour interesting, entertaining and educational and there were several aircraft open for our visitors to...More

Thank Grrzzz
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is a superb museum to visit with knowledgeable and friendly staff. I took a friend who did not know of its existence and he was over the moon with it. The exhibits are well laid out and easily photographed and there is ample seating...More

Thank Gandulph
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit there. I was immediately impressed with the number of active restoration projects in progress on my visit. The highlight for me was the Vulcan and Big Steve was really informative and so helpful, even found time to take my photo...More

Thank Bob L
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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi Bob, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely excellent day out, one of the best value for money. Friendly and interesting staff who have lots of knowledge on the planes. 10/10!

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Jen P, Public Relations Manager at East Midlands Aeropark, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aeropark and look forward to seeing you again soon! Jen :)

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Gary M
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Jen P | Property representative |
Hi Gary, The open days are June 24th and August 12th. Thanks :)
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discovery47
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Ken W | Property representative |
The Aeropark is open on Thursday's Saturdsy's and Sunday's please see our website for full details.
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