Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury

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  • August 20, 2017
    The staff here are passionate, and they wire many of the aircraft up so all the interiors work and you can climb about inside the aircraft - loved it!!  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    12 of us visited with kids (aged 13-2). Kids in particular loved climbing in the various cockpits, and adults had fun too! Guides were exceptional - on hand to share knowledge and all had a very obvio...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    What a most lovely place to go, there are cockpits of a lot of planes and helicopters where you can go in en use every instrument there is. Outside the front of a navy Comit, inside a lot more. BAC 1-...  more »
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  • July 23, 2017
    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.
  • September 8, 2017
    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!
  • September 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 26, 2017
    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.
  • September 17, 2017
    Very good museum that the kids loved. Kids get climb inside the planes and press the buttons. What else do kids want to do!

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