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1940 Air Terminal Museum, Houston

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  • Was given the most sincere welcome and introduction to the museum by Molly. The place contains a great collection and feels nostalgic. Doesn't take long to look round but worth a visit 
  • Adjacent the runways of Hobby International Airport you'll find the art-deco styled 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Several exhibits and memorabilia of the early aviation history in the city are presented. ...  read more »
  • My wife & I attended a program hosted by Houston Arts & Media. The program was about the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas. For me, this museum is a step back in time since I made my firs...  read more »
  • This is a unique venue to explore past days of elegant air travel. The museum is the actual terminal building from 1940, one of the few original purpose built structures. Inside is restored with many artifacts from past and present airlines who used the terminal. This volunteer based museum recalls the gentler, more refined years of air travel.
  • The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is very interesting. They have some great displays about the old terminal, the planes that used to frequent air terminal in the 1940's and 1950's, and information about the various airline companies over the years. The volunteer docents led an interesting tour of the facilities, including the 1929 Carter Airmail Hanger. There were several displays about Howard Hughes, and his impact on the Houston aeronautic development. In the 1929 Carter Airmail Hanger is a Cessna Bamboo Bomber, a Lockheed Lodestar, and an S-58 Sikorsky Helicopter (the type of helicopter used to retrieve Mercury and later capsules when they splashed down). They also have a 737 simulator, and two other simulators, plus a room with early flight navigation instrumentation used by air traffic controllers. When you go, be sure to check out the art above the entrance doors. Very interesting!! All in all, a very cool museum that we should all be glad we have in Houston.
  • Love the museum, very friendly staff, great memorabilia, the place has been restored on the inside and its only 5 bucks. Also they will escort you outside in the back onto the paddock to see airlines land and take off at Hobby Airport and have a separate hanger offering guided tours of various aircraft.
  • What a great place! Ton of history and great friendly staff! When i get back to houston i will be going back to see their progress. They are continuously working to restore the terminal.
  • Attended a wedding, pretty set up, neat art deco atmosphere
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