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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Chris j wrote a review Oct 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
I took a group of children here and it couldn't of gone better. The team at the museum were really helpful and opened up a couple extra aeroplanes for us. All the kids enjoyed and loved exploring the extensive range of aviation pieces. Thanks a lot!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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malc1005 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kettering, United Kingdom3,098 contributions426 helpful votes
Considering this is mostly an outdoor museum, we loved this place, plenty to see, and do, lots of information, and very friendly staff. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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GeneralJock wrote a review Sep 2020
High Wycombe, United Kingdom48 contributions26 helpful votes
Fun and educational experience, particularly for older children but adults too, where you can see some great and famous aircraft close up, and climb into the cockpits in some. Beware this is a purely outdoor museum, so be prepared if the weather is poor to cope with it. While the larger exhibits are sections of the aircraft and not the whole plane, the cockpits are of course the most interesting parts, and there are some full craft there such as th Wessex helicopter and some smaller jets, and also a full Jaguar fighter. The main thing is to climb inside and look around at the equipment which will spawn a thousand questions from inquiring minds. The Vulcan display is excellent, with additional equipment and videos on show. The museum is run by volunteers who are great, and will take time out to explain things to you if you are interested. It could indeed do with a load of cash being spent on it, but regardless it's a great couple of hours to spend if you have any interest in aviation.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Rover201457 wrote a review Sep 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom1,039 contributions129 helpful votes
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Sadly I have to say it was not very good ,only a few planes ( some only parts of planes) .It is quite hard to find, hidden behind a hedge opposite Bournemouth Airport.The volounteers who help out are fantastic at giving information about the planes etc. It was not easy pushing my wife in her wheel chair around the area ,because it is only pathed half way and then on grass .I do not like giving bad reviews , this place just needs some injection of cash to build a decent structure to house the air planes .I must say kids would love as they are allowed to get in the cockpits in quite a few planes .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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EpicRoar wrote a review Aug 2020
High Wycombe, United Kingdom6 contributions12 helpful votes
The Volunteers were really helpful, one of them even showed us the cannon of the Jaguar, pulling out the barrel and showing the interiors of the guns. And then there is the fact your can even climb in the cockpit of several aircraft like the English Lightning and Vickers Viscount. Definitly worth the admission fee, will definitly return.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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