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“Great visit.”

National Air Force Museum of Canada
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Trenton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I got to see some of the retired aircraft my husband worked on. Beautiful building and the staff were very informative and friendly. No question was left unanswered. It was a super visit and one I will do again.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This museum is located in a fairly new building. The main building has at least 6 a/c, from the early 1900s up to the late 40s.Don't let this number hold you back from a visit. The Museum has the only Handley Page Halifax WW 11 bomber known to exsit. The bomber was recovered fron a lake off the Norwegian coast. Other a/c of interest are replicas of the Silver Dart and a Burgess-Dunne float plane.

The museum has a restoration shop. One staff member, 'Bill', had two other visitors and myself in the shop for about 1 1/2 hours. I can't say if a member would do this every day. Two a/c in restoration are a WW 11 Anson and a WW 11 Locvkheed Mark 6 Hudson bomber.

Much of the museum's collection of artifacts, such as flages, uniforms and a/c historiers are in large glass cases.

After a tour of the museum, a visit outside to the RCAF Memorial Park is next. Here are 19 a/c and countless memorials. Visitor are allowed to tiour the complete insuide of a Hercules C-130 cargo plane.

My visit was on a Saturday morning. NO large crowds. Much lighting for photography. A visitor can easily spend two hours reading, viewing, photographing and talking to the museum's staff. I talked to at least three members. They were very helpful and were able answer any querstions I asked. A gift shop is aviable.

Hours are 10:00 to 5;00 P.M. Admission is free. A donation ia appreciated. Parking is free in a large lot, which can accommodate any size vehicle.

Starting September 1, the museum will be closedfor six months to a year for an expansion. The museum is about eight minutes off 401, exit 526. -Glen Miller Road/County Road 4.

A visit is highly recommended.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

This museum is only a short drive off the 401 and you could easily walk through it in under 2 hours if you were short on time. We had 3 older volunteer gentlemen give us information as we walked around. They were so knowledgeable and helped make the experience all the more interested. Younger kids really need to hear some history and see older artifacts and clothing worn by pilots to appreciate the sacrifices made from the military. The outdoor area is easily walkable to see parked planes. NOTE- after Sept. the main plane to view "The Halifax" will be out of view for 5 months during building renovations.
Nothing to dislike. No charge entry, donations accepted!

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The National Air Force Museum of Canada is located at Trenton, Ontario, between Kingston and Toronto on a 15 acre (6 ha) site adjacent to the Canadian Forces Base. Devoted to telling the story of military aviation, it has more than 40,000 artifacts from both Canada and abroad, including static aircraft, art, weapons, and military memorabilia. Its crowning achievement is the restored 1945 Halifax bomber: one of only three remaining of more than 6,000 built, it serves as a memorial to over 50,000 Canadians who served in Bomber Command in WWII, nearly 10,000 of whom gave their lives. Their web site contains detailed information.
Admission is free, but from September 2012 to April 2013 the Main Exhibition Hall will be closed for expansion, so visits are best planned before or after those dates. Note that this is NOT the now defunct “Canadian Air and Space Museum” formerly located in Toronto.

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Staffed by volunteers and most of the exhibits have been donated by veterans you get an authentic feel for the Air Force experience. An immaculate building with exhibits inside and outside. Full size air craft and flight simulators, uniforms and medals and a full size replica of an underground escape tunnel. This is in my hometown and I have been many times. One of the best ways to spend your afternoon.

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