Aeroseum

Aeroseum, Gothenburg: Hours, Address, Aeroseum Reviews: 4.5/5

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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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jc019
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This place is fantastic for several reasons. The first being the fact that it's pretty much identical to how it was originally built by the Swedish Air Force, as a base to house 20 fighter. The second reason is that the museum has an extensive assortment of military and civilian aircraft, as well as military helicopters.

The price of admission is right, there's plenty to look at (even during winter!), and unlike other aviation museums, they allow you to hop in the cockpit of a Draken and Viggen fighter. There is also plenty of child oriented activities that will keep them busy.

The downsides to the museum is that like other reviewers have mentioned, it is off the beaten path from the nearest bus stop, and is treacherous in the winter with icy roads. Someone fell on the ice as I was walking in. Other than that, the gift shop's selection is quite limited in what they have to offer. Really wish there were some books in English on the history of the Swedish Air Force and Saab Aircraft.
Written January 1, 2022
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Victor S
Kirkland, Canada139 contributions
Friends
Hidden historical gem. Learn local history and impact of global events in this hidden gem. Learn about Swedish air defence history, WWII and espionage. A must visit place with children. One can even climb into a jet fighter! How’s that for your bucket list!

Venue is hard to access using public transportation and a fair bit to walk with small children from bus stop. It’s about a 7-10 min walk.

Museum has very much tactile areas for children of all ages and adults. One can easily spend 2-4 hours here. There is a cafeteria/gift shop and washrooms.

A must visit for history/military affacinados.

Big thumbs up. It would be great if they offered a van/shuttle service every 30 min from bus stop. More people would visit I reckon.

I bought some very beautiful cuff links.
Written February 15, 2022
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Roman Shopa
Lviv, Ukraine158 contributions
I sat inside a Viggen and managed to find how to fire from the 30-mm gun. But before that, I caught a huge rainfall and got soaked wet to my bones. Then I read about a Swedish nuclear program and missed the exhibition about the Cold War intelligence. If you have kids who love aviation - you must go there.
Written July 1, 2022
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SeaKey R
Obninsk, Russia6 contributions
It was great to see real helicopters and even be able to sit in some of them. The room with hidden cameras was very interesting. But many items in this museum are irrelevant and some even look trashy. And it's not really comfy to go there by public transport (you have to go about 1km on foot). But still, worth seeing. Especially with kids.
Written July 20, 2020
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JDSor
Turku, Finland305 contributions
The Aeroseum is truly something else. Located in a giant underground bunker from the Cold War days, it houses a respectable collection of planes and choppers in a very authentic environment.

It's a real kid-friendly place too, with planes you can plop the youngins into for what is no doubt a big thrill for a little person.

The single downside to the place is that it is a bit of a trek on the busses to reach. If you have your own car, no problem, but if you favor public transport like myself, prepare to spend almost an hour getting there, and then another getting back downtown.
Written May 30, 2022
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LesleyKelly121
Glasgow, UK22 contributions
Couples
Well worth a visit.

We spent nearly 4 hours walking around this amazing museum. Really great for a family day out. So interesting. Being able to climb inside the planes and helicopters is really fun. There are flight simulators too which cost a bit extra.
Also a cafe to stop half way and get a coffee.

Great day out
Written November 4, 2021
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rdkjsd
54 contributions
Family
Worth visiting even if you are not a war or airplane buff. Variety of interesting exhibits with a fair number of hands on activities to keep kids engaged. Daughter loved the flight simulator (additional modest fee).
Written June 10, 2022
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BOS33
Copenhagen, Denmark59 contributions
An underground former air force base from the Cold War. Huge collection of fighters and helicopters, plus flight simulators which can be booked. Plenty of play areas for smaller children, too. My son and I spent a very enjoyable four hours or so there. Be warned that it is a little hard to get to by public transport.
Written July 11, 2022
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Me_n_my_rucksack
Yorkshire, UK6,084 contributions
Couples
We didnt now what to expect when we decided to visit this museum. There were lots of adverts for it at the airport so we thought we'd give it a go.

Getting here is a bit of an effort but certainly not that difficult. Take the No. 35 bus from the Bus Station North of the River (Dont know the name of it - its over the large river bridge from the main centeral bus / tram / railway station). The tourist info people gave us clear directions. Its esy to spot where to get off the bus - theres an aircraft with Aeromuseum on its tail near the stop. 7 or 8 mins walk and youre at the Museum.

From the outside there is very little to see - the museum is housed below a hill. An old aircraft Taxi Way leads into a man made tunnel - then one enters via huge blast doors into a vast labrynth of tunnels ! Aircraft are parked inside - initially to look at - but when one gets to the center of the museum one can sit in the Jets and play / have photos taken etc etc. Very different from so many museums which have the aircraft roped off - these you can really clamber into the cockpit and get a feel of what piloting them was like ! Awesome ! There are the usual Swedish aircraft ( Viggen, Draken) and some helicopters and an old biplne.

Interestingly they have aircraft nose Radars on display, engines, weaponry and the like. When we visited there was a special expo on spying ( All in Swedish though - didnt understand any of it !).)

There are activities for smaller children, a lot of aircraft related activities for them (All very educational). Theres a nice cafe - not overly cheap but par for the course.

The real star for us tho was the bunker it's self - the huge blast doors, decontamination showers fitted to the roof, fuel points etc etc - absolutley fascinating.

Our only gripe is there is a control room and other areas we could not get to as these are only open for tours of the bunker, which stopped earlier in the year (We would have loved to have gone on one). There is very little signage for what some of the items in the bunker did (We worked out what the decontamination showers were for - for example).

However all in all an absolutley brilliant Museum for the fact you can clamber around the aircraft and the sheer James Bond Baddy Secret Bunkerness of it all. A super afternoon out !
Written September 23, 2011
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Bill S
New Hampshire33 contributions
Family
Getting here via Taxi was an adventure, but we're glad we did it.

Out by the Gothenburg City airport lies an underground bunker. Inside the bunker lies several hours of fun. When you pay for your tickets at the little booth you still can't see the entrance, but a short walk further you see it, diving down into the earth.

When you start any tour by walking through a set of blast doors designed to keep out an atomic shock wave, it gets kids' attention. The downward ramp is filled with a variety of vehicles, and that's before you even get to the fun stuff.

There are great exhibits along the walls of how and why the bunker was made, which impressed even our youngest, who normally has no attention span for those kind of details.

The main underground area has a kids playset right as you enter, and that sets the tone for the place - it's less "don't touch" and more "Try this". It's not as hands-on as the Universeum, but there are plenty of things to try.

The kids loved the ability to climb in (and quite literally through) many of the vehicles, flip switches, and otherwise touch stuff. One of their favorite exhibits was the "find the spy camera" exhibit in the Cold War section, which involved them watching the monitors and yelling "warmer" and "colder" to us as we wandered through the fake apartment.

Their favorite, though, was without a a doubt the flight simulator. Not only are there 5 simulators in this museum (2 sport plane, 3 fighter jet) built from actual planes, one of them is specifically designed for wheelchair access or other individuals who would have difficulty climbing into the other cockpits. These aren't motion simulators, it's video only, but since you're in a real plane it's still fun. The staff member running the simulators was very friendly and helpful - I recommend going right near museum opening time before it gets busy, as you can pick your time. Yes, it's a small additional fee on top of admission, but we had one of the Copenhagen Cards so admission for us was free anyway.

One surprise to me was the Cafe. I had low expectations of food in the museum, and I was happily surprised. Yes, it's a small cafe and it's not a lot of options, but still far better than I expected, with pleasant helpful folks who tried to help even when it came to food allergies.

If you're taking a Taxi here, be aware that most drivers don't know how to find it. So have the street address ready. The taxi that was originally supposed to pick us up never showed, but the staff member in the ticket booth was incredibly helpful in arranging for a different one - they don;t always have an outside line from the booth, so be sure you have cell service just in case!

All in all this museum packs a lot into a somewhat small size, was full of helpful staff, and was enjoyable for all ages and levels of placard readers from "Sign, what sign?" to "Let me pull up a chair and read all these.." Definitely recommend.
Written July 15, 2016
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