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“GREAT WAY TO FIND OUT ABOUT ARMY AVIATION”

Museum of Army Flying
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are one of the UK's leading museums for British military aviation history. Boasting 40 fixed wing and rotary aircraft on site, we have fascinating exhibits and a wonderful 'Apache Cafe' looking out over the busy Middle Wallop Army Air Corps airfield.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator
Andover, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“GREAT WAY TO FIND OUT ABOUT ARMY AVIATION”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Museum of Army Flying is fantastic. It gives an insight into Army Aviation both past and present and shows just how significant Army Aviation is in the airwarfare element of UK armed forces. Don't miss it out if you are in the area and get the added bonus of seeing Army Aircraft operating from the base at Middle Wallop, including of course, the awesome Apache. Also got a great resturant with fantastic views over the airfield.

Visited July 2013
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East Garston, United Kingdom
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“Small but interesting and varied”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are looking for lots of aircraft, this is probably not the best place to go - this is the Army, so no Vulcans, Lightnings or Britannias. However if you want an insight into flying in the Army, then it is an interesting way to spend half a day or so. There *are* aircraft, and unusual ones at that - for example there is quite a lot about the D-Day landings and the role of gliders, including some partial and complete airframes. Helicopters obviously play a big part as well as reconnaissance aircraft, and there is also a section dedicated to UAVs/drones and other experimental aircraft.

There is quite a reliance on models to show scenes related to army aviation over the years, and exhibits related to how aviation fitted into the overall scene for various conflicts. There is quite a lot on the more human side of Army life too - if you study all the exhibits in depth, you could be here quite some time.

There is a useful café overlooking the airfield where there may be some helicopter activity going on. The gift shop isn't huge but has a good selection of books and a few gifts. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Horley
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“first visit and last”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

thought i would make the trip here as been wanting to go for a couple of years,now wish i hadn`t bothered.the museum is over priced £9 for adults and once inside it has very poor lighting and the plane exhibts are so crammed together it make photography very hard .the shop is not good either very poor with a few model,postcards,badges and books for sale.the only good point is the cafe this is very good and reasonable priced for the food all day bruch was £6..

Visited July 2013
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Andover, United Kingdom
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“Bizarre”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This place feels incomplete; as if it houses a load of off casts from other museums. There seems to be no logic to the layout and walking round is a journey through random items loosely related to flying and the army.

Visited June 2013
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BecMAF, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Army Flying, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
We appreciate all comments about the Museum on Trip Advisor and use them to inform decisions on work programmes. The Museum is currently working on projects that look at the our displays and Interpretation. If you would like to send us your suggestions please email enquiries@flying-museum.org.uk
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Vernham Dean
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“Middle Wallop”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Recommended visit.

Original Battle of Britain airfield, plenty of which is visible from the museum campus - worth researching the history before your visit.

Nice large car park, air planes parked outside to whet your appetite.

Helpful staff supplement the guide book and/or display labelling.

An extensive display of medals, uniforms, dioramas, vehicles and aircraft. This is probably one of the best specialist museums in the country, and well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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