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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Inspect some of the most important flying machines in the history of aviation at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. The facility boasts a collection of 36 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft, and helicopters, with each displayed alongside historical information of when and how they were used, as well as biographical details about those who made, crewed, and flew them. Home to one of only two flyable Avro Lancasters in the world, the facility supplements its vast collection with interactive exhibits, flight simulators, and flying demonstrations. Make Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum a centerpiece of your Mount Hope vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mount Hope tour planner.
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  • My son and fiancĂ© booked the venue for October 8th 2016. AMAZING ! The venue was set up perfect by Steve, tables were set and spaced perfectly, colors, lighting and airplanes were wonderful. Music aco...  read more »
  • Really interesting museum with lots and lots of planes, many of which have been restored by the volunteers working here. We had a great tour of the planes outside thanks to volunteer Colin. He was so ...  read more »
  • I was here with 21 Dutch students and 21 Canadian students and it was amazing. The stories about D-Day and the heroes who flew these planes mare it even more spectacular. It makes you appreciate the F...  read more »
  • An amazing experience for young and old. The volunteers here are former pilots themself of many of the aircraft on display offering a great insight into them. Would recommend coming at opening as there is a lot to see and do here. Great fun for the whole family offering the chance to get into making your of the planes. Will be back again!
  • Go there and show some respect. We have a great history... go learn a little more about the heroes who gave everything. They were jumping out of airplanes, not knowing if they'd ever see thier loved ones again just so we could play Pokemon Go and froth over our keyboards on a nightly basis. Great place. Would warplane again.
  • To be able to touch history, in person, is an awesome experience. My father worked on ww.2 planes like the Avro Lancaster, Spitfire, Mosquito, Hurricane and Tempest and afterwards returned to Ontario to be a OPP police constable. As a young child I was fascinated with these handsome airplanes of that era and did many plastic model kits. Residing in Ontario for a short time, with many bad memories of small town hicks, a stolen heart and unfriendly people; I had the pleasure of seeing some of these historic planes and recommend it as a tourist attraction. We enjoy our freedoms today, including costly refugees and foreign newcomers, because of the heroic sacrifices of our soldiers during ww1 & ww2 including those behind the action. Thank you, may the heavens welcome new angels.
  • Visited today and had a great time - something about the atmosphere here is contagious. The folks here walking the floor are engaging, they've got a genuine interest in the history of the aircraft, and it shows when you talk to them. I was not aware that the majority of the aircraft here are actually flown - and not only that, but you can go for flights on these historic aircraft. You can walk right up to these aircraft, as long as you don't touch them you can get as close as you like. In other cases you can climb right into the cockpit. Its a humble little corner of some of the best history Canada has to offer.
  • A great place for both diehard aviation lovers, and for those looking for something fun to do for an afternoon. CWHM has a great collection of aircraft and displays and is sure to fascinate non-aviation lovers and aviation buffs alike. On weekends, the museum is often a fury of activity and it's not uncommon at all to catch one or more aircraft running and flying on weekends. The museum hosts a whole variety of events throughout the year too, from airshow type events, to discount ride days, to guest speakers and photographer oriented events. It's certainly a place you can go to time and time again and always have a different, but fun, experience and time there.
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