North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander

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North Atlantic Aviation Museum traces the development of transatlantic flight, from Gander's World War II role as a secret Allied airbase, through its heyday as the "Crossroads of the World" and continuing role as a vital stop on the "Great Circle Route" to Europe. Open throughout the year, the museum is coach and caravan friendly. Stop by to see a few highlights of the collection, which includes several World War II aircraft engines, a Tiger Moth bi-plane, the tail section and cockpit of a 1930s DC-3, and North America's only Lockheed Hudson MkIIIA mid-range bomber. Using our international travel planner, Gander attractions like North Atlantic Aviation Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Admission is reasonable, $8/adult. Museum is small, it took us about an hour and we read all the info boards and checked out all the artifacts. The museum is about the Gander aviation history. From it...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    This little museum offers lots of nice displays and bits of history, Definitely worth the visit. Great section dedicated to those airline passengers who were stranded here after 9-11.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    An excellent little museum, well laid out with lots of information/interpretive boards. Displays take you right from why the airport was built in Gander through the building of the airport. Details of...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Comparatively small museum (essentially one large room) but still very enjoyable and worthwhile. Information panels/displays are arranged in chronological order around the room, so the entire museum reads like very fascinating storybook of the history of aviation in Newfoundland. There are a couple full-sized planes outside the museum, and there is a flight simulator you can try.
  • July 8, 2017
    Great museum just off the highway and busting with interesting history involving huge characters like movie stars and Fidel Castro. Well worth the stop.
  • June 16, 2017
    Wonderful little museum containing unique artifacts and a piece of a steel girder from the World Trade Center.
  • April 5, 2017
    Great place to stop and visit. There is a lot of history and information
  • June 8, 2017
    Great description of how Gander airport started and it's history.

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