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“Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop”

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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed August 11, 2013

My husband young daughter and I visited here about 14 years ago and we had thoroughly enjoyed it.

So as we were in the area again we thought we would have a look and see how it had improved.
We were very disappointed.

The price was extremely expensive. The place was very cluttered with no order to it. Some of the exhibits were missing and many of the exhibits were unlit, thus making them very difficult to see.

There were only a few interactive exhibits and some of these didn't work either. There appeared to be less outside from what we can remember on our previous visit.

In the period house exhibit we observed modern tins of paint thus spoiling the whole vision they were trying to create.

There were staff milling around but no one acknowledged us as visitors.
The cafe was adequate but one of the benches outside was broken and with a sign advising not to use. If the bench was unsafe it should have been removed.

So although it has a lot of interesting information and we did spend a lot of time there, I don't think we will be going back.

Thank DebbAl
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

The café has a deck outside overlooking the working army airfield which is a highlight.. we saw loads of helicopters and one plane land. The museum is pretty extensive with a lot of planes and helicopters and explains the history of military aviation well. Kids enjoyed it.,

2  Thank lemanieg
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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.

1  Thank h0lidayman2
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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.

Thank MB58
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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..

1  Thank HorleySteve
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