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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg

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4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Visit the second-largest aviation museum in the country at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, a collection housed in an original Trans-Canada Air Lines hangar. Keep your eyes peeled for Canada's first helicopter, hidden among the displays of historic military jets, bush planes, and commercial aircraft. Although the aircraft themselves are fascinating, you can get just as much from a visit to the aviation reference library. In addition to photographs, drawings, and audiotapes, its collection features a rare five-minute video clip of Amelia Earhart embarking on her trans-Atlantic flight. Finish off your visit by watching landings and takeoffs from the fully enclosed flight deck. Arrange your visit to Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manitoba using our Manitoba trip builder.
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  • Winnipeg Aviation Museum is a hidden gem. Manitoba being the 3rd largest aerospace manufacturing industry in Canada, you can find many aviation historical items and story in this museum. Great way to ...  read more »
  • Great place to go with kids on a rainy day!! Lots to see - especially if your kids are into plans!! Great learning opportunities for the children! I was attending a training - a great location for tra...  read more »
  • Excellent display and informative and friendly tour. My two sons 6 and 4 managed to follow through thanks to the interactive tour guide. They love visiting the museum with every visit to Winnipeg. 
  • Great selection of Historically significant Canadian aircraft and a fantastic knowledgeable staff. Many rare and interesting aircraft and even some one of kinds models on display that have been restored to mint condition by the on-site restoration crew. I had the pleasure of being toured by an older gentleman named John, a retired history teacher with an obvious passion for teaching, he was incredibly kind and very knowledgeable about all the aircraft on-site. A lot of work goes into theses restorations and they take decades to complete. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in aircraft and aviation or any history buff or anyone with a few hours to kill before a flight.
  • I took my boys for the first time over a year ago. We had so much fun that I bought a membership! I'm not really into planes myself, but the kids love to walk with the guides and sit on a real plane and enjoy making the wings move on the smaller one. Of course, their favorite part is going upstairs and playing in the play area! They pretend to be planes running on the runway and fly all over the world. It is a wonderful place full of magic and adventure.
  • Just a place to kill time. Wouldnt tale kids more than once every 2 years. Not much interactive anything.
  • My boys had a great time here admiring the old planes and history.
  • My daughter Had a field trip today at this Location, and Honestly she didnt enjoyed very well very boring and not good educational to learn. I prefer Children Museum, Tinkertown or other good activity and not this one.
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