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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury

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  • About 20 years ago we visited the RAF Museum in London with our then 10 yr old son, I only wish we knew about Boscombe Down at that time, as he would have spent the entire day climbing into the cockpi...  more »
  • I must admit to being an aviation buff and I travel to aviation museums as often as I can. The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection was not on the list that day, but we stumbled across it as we drove pas...  more »
  • We took our 2 grandsons for a visit and they were absolutely delighted with the visit. The volunteers were knowledgeable and helpful.The cafe on site was very good with plenty of choice  more »
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  • Hands on fun, if you like jet fighters this is a great day out. There are lots of aircraft cockpits and you are allowed to sit in the planes! Great for kids and enthusiasts alike. It really makes a difference, so many museums are roped off. Not here. The volunteers are friendly and happy to chat. Family tickets are not cheap. But it's a small volunteer run out fit doing a good job. We'll worth supporting. The cafe next door is well priced and the is sky jumping at the aerodrome on site. Good stuff.
  • A fantastic museum that is much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. The Tardis-like scale means that it offers a stunning range of aircraft, especially pilot trainers, into which you can climb and squash yourself into the pilot's seat and examine the masses of controls and dials. Never had such direct access to so much amazing old tech.
  • A gem of a find! I expected to be here for an hour or so. Three hours later and my kids finally gave their permission! Less of a museum, more a hands on experience, The staff are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. Thoroughy recommend this place!
  • Small but perfectly formed. Nice selection of aircraft as well as cockpits and a very nice ipms display cabinet with some superb models. Yoy can get right next to the planes which was great. Nice selection of used aircrraft books for sale in the shop. Lovely and knowledgeable volunteers.
  • The staff here are very knowledgeable and very happy to answer questions. Whilst I don't really have any interest in aeroplanes, I did enjoy the simulators which are no additional charge. It's a great location to take kids as they can climb in the planes and pretend to fly them. The only downside is that it's in a very cold warehouse, so I recommend not going on a cold day.

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