Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury

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  • Excellent facilities which they made available to us. We were a fifty string mixed party so we had dining tables in the lecture room. An external caterer, Hog n Spit, did wonderful catering and the BD...  more »
  • Staff were very friendly and informative, you can get in the cockpits and dress up in pilots overalls and helmet, brilliant day out.  more »
  • My husband and I visited this museum on a rather windy and rainy saturday afternoon simply as something to do that was inside but actually found it to be more interesting than we thought. There are ma...  more »
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  • The aviation museum shows aircraft with some association with Boscombe Down. There are complete aircraft, and many partial aircraft. The exhibition is very much touch and feel with many of the exhibits open to you to sit in and feel the controls. You need to be slim and agile to clamber up the steps and into the small cockpits! There are plenty of volunteers around to explain anything you need to know about the craft. Most with large experience from working on these planes at Boscombe Down. The museum is on a working airfield where you can watch light aircraft land and take off.
  • Lots to see and do. On a live airfield too, so plenty going on outside also. Kids are encouraged to touch and climb in and over the aircraft, and the people there are very knowledgeable. Had some great dicussions with an ex Vulcan pilot. Most staff are ex pilots of the aircraft on display! Will come again!
  • Very interesting. The staff were all very helpful and keen to answer any questions you may have. You were also allowed to sit in the cockpits of many of the planes on show.
  • An excellent collection of aircraft. I've never been in so many fast jet cockpits. A dream for any lad young or old. Staff are enthusiastic and only too willing to talk about the exhibits. Well worth the visit.
  • Great place visit really interesting and hands on Volunteers are fabulous sharing knowledge and making sure everyone has a good time as well as learning

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