Ulster Aviation Society

Ulster Aviation Society, Lisburn: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Ulster Aviation Society Reviews: 5/5

Ulster Aviation Society
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About
WHO ARE WE? A charitable society that is a diverse group of enthusiasts, working on a voluntary basis to further public education in the history of aviation. WHAT AIRCRAFT DO WE HAVE? Our heritage collection currently includes 41+ aircraft, ranging from vintage WWII fighters through Cold War era fast jets, Shorts designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft, plus military helicopters, engines, artefacts and rare aviation reference materials, all with strong links to aviation within the island of Ireland. Our aircraft are housed within an ex-WWII hangar at Maze Long Kesh, outside Lisburn (on the site of the old prison). • Charitable association of Aviation Enthusiasts • Over 680+ members, including Europe & USA Ulster Aviation Society is a charitable association. N. Ireland. Charity No. NIC 100128. NI Charity Commission Registered. Associate member of Northern Ireland Museums’ Council
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ballydorn2020
Comber, UK1 contribution
Definitely a must see for all ages
Dec 2020 • Family
I took my two young sons 4&6 and my father here as an alter Christmas treat and we were not disappointed all three generations were fascinated by the unexpected collection here. Definitely a must see
Written December 23, 2020
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geraldinedinsmore
Newry, UK14 contributions
A great experience for all the family members
Oct 2020
One of many return visits to the Ulster Aviation Society. Our guide Alan was excellent and he made us feel really welcome. He was extremely informative and knowledgeable about local history and all the aircraft and items on display. All staff, who are volunteers, that we met, were very friendly and accommodating. The work and the commitment of the volunteers is a credit to each and everyone of them. Really impressed with the Phantom fighter jet. On our last visit this was still work in progress.
Due to covid 19 restrictions the visit is more regulated and unfortunately the same access into some of the aircraft on display is no longer an option, which is highly understandable. There are steps up to many of the aircraft for you to see inside and view the cockpit.
We took our 5 year old grandson and he was amazed at the aircraft and described it as his best day ever. There is a little shop with model aircraft of various sizes and other aviation themed items for purchase, which are very reasonably priced.
We would highly recommend a trip to the Ulster Aviation Society. They are doing a wonderful job of preserving our history for generations to come. There is no admission charge but a voluntary donation can be made in lieu.
Will definitely be making a return visit in February to view the tornado jet when it arrives on site.
Written October 12, 2020
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Keri D
5 contributions
Local history tops the experience
Oct 2020 • Family
I found this local (hidden) gem through word of mouth. What a fantastic time we had. I brought my two young boys (7&8) and they were mesmerized. The guide Ray was wonderful, spent time explaining everything and wow there was so much to take in. Every minute throughout the knowledge around each aircraft was excellent. Cannot recommend the Ulster Aviation Society enough for a morning or afternoon out. Will most definitely be visiting again. Thank you so much.
Written October 11, 2020
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Scott G
Coleraine, UK3 contributions
First visit
Oct 2020 • Family
We had a guided tour yesterday with the very knowledgeable Drew. With covid we had masks on and Drew had a visor so we could here all the information he had on the various stands.
The while set up is really a sight to behold.
Many makes of old military and the odd civilian aircraft were dotted around the hanger.
My little boy loved it and was very much invested in all the info on offer.

I would highly recommend this for a family day out.
Written October 11, 2020
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enolagay2016
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
A great experience
Sep 2020 • Family
We had a fantastic visit to the Ulster Aviation Society. The staff, all volunteers, were excellent, so welcoming & kind to our family & so enthusiastic. Ken was our guide & made the visit so interesting for all of us not only the biggest aviation enthusiast among us! Ernie was a pleasure to deal with when organising our booking. This is a great place for anyone interested in aviation history. We’ll definitely be back!
Written September 27, 2020
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Simon
1 contribution
Great museum!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Excellent museum and workshop. Whether your interest is on the technical, local history or social history aspect of aviation you’ll find something of interest here for sure and the tour guides and volunteers are all friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic!
Written September 25, 2020
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Safari391835
1 contribution
Amazing place
Sep 2020 • Family
I can't rate the Ulster aviation higher enough. Fantastic place with an amazing display of all different modes of transport. Could have spend all day listening to Ray and his wealth of knowledge.A++++
Written September 22, 2020
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Andrius V
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
Hidden Aviation Gem of Northern Ireland
Sep 2020 • Couples
Today I've visited this little Museum,full of very nice exhibits and I was Very Pleasantly Surprised.
If You are interestrd in Aviation, it's definitelly worth a visit. This is not tge Biggest collection of Airplanes, but some of them I haven't seen elswhere and the staff is Very Professional and Helpfull.
Aviation Historian, Ernie Cromie was my Personal Tour Guide and he gave me the Very informative 3 hour Tour through this collection of Aircraft and various Airfield Equipment.
I Highly Recommend to Visit this Place for Everyone!
Written September 12, 2020
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Wilma
Cork, Ireland5 contributions
Amazing experience!!!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We would highly recommend the Ulster aviation tour it is a fantastic experience to see all the difference aircraft’s up so close & our tour guide Ray was absolutely brilliant, full of knowledge & is so dedicated to keeping the history of the aircrafts alive. Definitely a must & we are definitely going to go back next year for another visit.
Written September 6, 2020
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reevesyk1
Camberley, UK15 contributions
Full of wonders
Aug 2020 • Solo
I've been wanting to visit this museum for a long while and it was worth the wait. Thanks to Ray for arranging the visit. Easily done from the info on the Facebook page. Ernie was my guide, and what a wonderful man full of knowledge and stories. All the volunteers I met offered so much information and showed how the aircraft are restored.
A great collection of aircraft, all being restored to a very good standard. There are side rooms with great stories from history, including the Battle for the Atlantic, the Polish in the Second World War etc.
Written August 27, 2020
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