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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Address: 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 1W0, Canada
Phone Number: 905-679-4183
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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An amazing place

It's located at the airport in a hangar type building. The staff are very well informed. They obviously enjoy their work. There is a full collection of airplanes and jets from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's located at the airport in a hangar type building. The staff are very well informed. They obviously enjoy their work. There is a full collection of airplanes and jets from all aspects of Canadian's past. There are lots of interactive displays as well as aircraft in various stages of repair and completed restoration. They even have regular visits by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is a must see if your near Hamilton. The Lanc was not suppose to be "home" but required an engine change so was in the barn. Able to watch the dedicated volunteers do their thing. Not many air museums have this type of work going on in view. Techs even had time to talk to us. The volunteers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unbelievable collection of vintage World War Two era aircraft and historical displays that make us proud to have had such gallant men and women take their lives in these massive but frail structures into the air and the unknown to protect the nation and the families they loved. These are always awe-inspiring and humbling monuments which all young people should... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum appeals to those interested in war history, airplanes, and such. They try to restore many of their historic planes to be able to fly them again. One of only two flying Lancaster bombers lives here. Lots to see, touch.

1 Thank RonHamilton_Canada
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they closed down due to heat on our first attempt to visit, I am glad we went back for another try. Hands on displays were great for the kids (and us older kids) and the knowledgeable volunteers were terrific. Great display of Canadian air heritage and a great display of restored and "rough found" historic aircraft.

1 Thank KitchenerScott
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to go on a weekend! We have also been here for a wedding and was quite surprised!! We had a fantastic time!! The food was great and the ceremony was beautiful...the backdrop for the wedding party at the head table was the lancaster...sooooo cool!! It was a great place because while the wedding party was off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vintage aircraft. Work on the Lancaster is complete long ago and available for rides. Actual WWII aircraft. One if two remaining that fly. Nice are that includes on-going restoration projects.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there a few months ago & was there for 15 minutes. It was a total bore. Even plane enthusiasts will have hard time sticking around. Must make it more children friendly.Thanks for reading ttys.

Thank Tom E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a sleepover here-a few Guiding and Scout groups and each group had a designated area to sleep-was very exciting to sleep right under the planes!! I was pleasantly surprised that the kids really enjoyed learning about the planes, listened to several staff and volunteers who shared stories about their times in some of these actual planes. A great... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best museums that you will experience. You get to see a wide variety of aircraft up close and personal and many of the behind the scenes aspects of aviation, how it is built, how it works and how it is maintained. Woven into this is the history of how aircraft and related technologies have played... More 

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