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“Can do a lot more in what they have spent”

The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum
Ranked #21 of 316 things to do in Bengaluru
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is India’s first aerospace museum; it offers a glimpse of India’s aeronautical history. Exhibits include life-size models of aircraft, photographs and a chance to use a flight simulator. Exciting for kids and adults alike Ticket is issued upto 4:30 PM Museum is open on all days
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Few things to note for the travellers:
Timings: 9 - 5 pm all days.
Fees: INR 30 for adults.
Additional entry fees for camera at 50 Rs. Mobile phones with cameras escape this charge.
Appro time of visit - 1.5 - 2 hours
Landmark - on the right side of the old airport road while going from MG road and ~ 1 km from the old airport.

The museum is housed in a spacious piece of land and boasts of a highly maintained lawn spaces. The gardening work appeases your eyes with colourful flowers planted. The buildings are renovated and the gallery has a modern and open architecture. Museum is divided into 3 spaces. 1. Lawns: with around 10-15 life size stripped off old choppers and jet planes.
2. Main building that boasts engines and flight simulator 3. Open gallery: hall of fame and historical milestones of HAL dating from 1940s.

Thumbs up: the surrounding and open spaces, neat maintenance, fish pond and photogallery.
Thumbs down: 1. flight simulator - its funny that they are running a windows 2000 computer simulator with a joystick and call it a simulator. High time they experience technology. 2.Description boards - descriptors should enhance curiosity and should not bore you. They are extremely technical which common mass cant assimilate. Good trivia is called for here. 3. Souvenir shop - visit to experience this. He runs it like a toy shop with cheap quality plastic. You get everything in your local shops
4. Photo gallery - boring sequence of pics showing this minister that foreign delegate visited Hal facilities. Who gives a damn. Use some creativity to make this place better.

In summary, they have put up a wonderful infrastructure but they need some good brains to make this mass friendly and interesting so that You walk out with some fond memories and new findings.

8  Thank yssunil
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

A well thought out aerospace museum with a mix of photos, models and a number of static aircraft and rockets on display. It takes around 1-2 hours to see everything. I enjoyed looking at the photos that take you from the early days of flight in India right up to the 2000's. You cannot fail to be impressed with the technology development made in Indian aerospace over the last 50 years.

Good value for money. If you want to take photos, you need to pay an additional fee on your entry ticket. A small cafe offers drinks etc. Two "home made" aircraft simulators that allow you to try out what looks like Microsoft Flight. Popular with young children.

Thank NearRadwell
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

No guides are available
Major part of the museum is photographs & photographs
Simulators were not working
The quality of souvenirs is very poor made from some local toyr manufactured nothing to cherish, doesn't even have any signature souvenir to take away the memories of visit

1  Thank nivedvarma
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Been with my family.
Good place to know about aircrafts,history of Indian Aerospaceright from the kings to Tatas and independent India's Aeronautics industry.
Enjoyed and left the place with agood feeling.

1  Thank unni1961
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Bangalore is where the first aircraft (starting with the WWII amphibians of the USAF) were serviced/repaired. The 'factory' in time became Hindustan Aircraft Ltd., and today it is the premiere aviation industry center of India.

The aircraft works changed the Pensioners Paradise and the pre-eminent British military station radically. The Americans in the early 40s overwhelmed the cantonment with their brash life-style - coca-cola, ice-cream and pop-corn, Hollywood movies, pulp-fiction, comics and 'Rum n Coca-cola', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', 'In the mood' and such songs that took Bangalore by storm.

The museum displays some of the early steel birds of HAL.

1  Thank JanardhanRoye
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