Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton

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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. Put Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and other Hamilton attractions into our Hamilton travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A nice museum with a good selection of aeroplanes. Amazed you were allowed in the hanger whilst they were moving them around. Star has to be the Lanc. Small collection of aircraft outside- you have... 
    A nice museum with a good selection of aeroplanes. Amazed you were allowed in the hanger whilst they were moving them around. Star has to be the Lanc. Small collection of aircraft outside- you have...  more »
  • My wife and I with our 11 year old son visited the CWHM in July 2022, whilst on holiday from the UK. We spent 5 hours at the museum mainly due to how all volunteers made us feel so welcome and... 
    My wife and I with our 11 year old son visited the CWHM in July 2022, whilst on holiday from the UK. We spent 5 hours at the museum mainly due to how all volunteers made us feel so welcome and...  more »
  • I took my son to the museum and he had a blast, not only he posed with all the planes, he was able to go inside a B52 and make believe that he was flying it. Nowadays when everything is digital, to.....  more
    I took my son to the museum and he had a blast, not only he posed with all the planes, he was able to go inside a B52 and make believe that he was flying it. Nowadays when everything is digital, to.....  more »
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  • Such a nice place to go with kids for fun and was very knowledgeable as well. It was very exciting to see war planes and how they work. Kids can actually sit in fighter plane cockpit and learn some features of plane ✈️ . Even for adults it’s very good and unique place to visit. Felt really proud of our soldiers. They also have cafe and gift shop . Gift shop seems expensive but they do have few unique items to buy. You need maybe 2-3 hours to see this place. Overall wonderful place to visit.
  • This place is always fun. Lots of classic planes and the staff are friendly and always willing to provide information. We have never done it, but they also offer paid flights on classic aircraft which would be awesome. There is a good selection of classic warplanes and training aircraft. Well curated with lots of info on displays. The Lancaster is so impressive up close.
  • This has been the most amazing experience I’ve ever been to in Canada. Every single person that works there interacted with nothing with positivity and love and care about the place and also educated. I won hundred percent recommend this place but also to bring your kids to teach them. Thank you for an amazing tour and I cannot wait to go back again.
  • Positive : Affordable price, friendly reception and beautiful collection. - Negative: Exhibition room partly reserved by a group so it was difficult to circulate in the building, several detours and it wasn’t possible to see some planes. Restaurant closed. At 4:45 pm, we’re told that it close at 5:00 pm. No need to remind us 6 (six) times and to follow us step by step for several minutes: "I'll follow you". We have a clock on us and it’s sure that we’ld have left, respectfully, on time. It's at the limit of what we call harassment. No sign in French; a shame for such an important museum. But kids love planes…
  • It’s a lovely museum. I would say for plane enthusiasts and those interested in the history of Canada’s war efforts, this place is amazing. The staff are doing a great job restoring the old planes and the guides are very knowledgeable. For the average person it’s worth a visit.

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