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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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What a refresher!

After having seen dozens of aviation museums all around the world I was expecting a bit of the same... read more

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Awesome collection

Great place to visit. Friendly, helpful volunteer guides who give up there own time to show you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in fast jet cockpits, this is for you! Please note - We are at Old Sarum Airfield - NOT at the Boscombe Down airfield.
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Hangar 1 South Old Sarum Airfield | Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After having seen dozens of aviation museums all around the world I was expecting a bit of the same here: see aircraft, maybe get a bit closer to a couple of them, take some pictures... which would have been good enough for me considering the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Friendly, helpful volunteer guides who give up there own time to show you whatever you ask. Good large interesting collection, never visited a collection with so many accessible cockpits. Good value ticket, annual ticket a bargain, wheelchair accessible. Thankyou

1  Thank derekmcburney
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here following good reviews on Tripadvisor, as my husband is ex R.A.F. I sorely wish i had never mentioned this museum to him on our agenda to the surrounding Salisbury area. We left with him almost in tears. The entrance fee could have...More

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Ron F, Manager at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your high expectations. We are very much a hands on museum and the exhibits are therefore subject to a certain amount of wear and tear. We do not present the exhibits all glossy and shiny,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the whole place to ourselves and my husband was in his element getting in and out of cockpits. Short walk to a lovely cafe for lunch before and ice creams after

1  Thank Rosyelise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything a good tourist attraction should be! A large and interesting collection of aircraft, but most importantly you can actually get into the cockpits for a totally immersive experience. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful - many other attractions could learn a lot from...More

2  Thank outerspacedman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew in today to old Sarum from denham. What a lovely GA airfield this is. Plenty of activity...what we were surprised to find was the BDAC. A must see. It compromises of the some of the way british military heritage in an intimate setting....More

1  Thank Sunil_pan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Bournemouth for a few days with my 2 sons 19 and 15 What a great museum sitting in fighter / helicopters and commercial cockpits being able to play with the controls to get the real feeling of being a pilot, my 2 sons...More

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to enjoy here for the men.....and any women interested in aviation. My only interest is being up in the air but my husband was most enthusiastic saying there is far more than he expected. You can get snacks , drinks and icecream nearby ....More

Thank Val104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amasing visit to Boscombe Down Air Museum. We cannot praise highly enough the volunteers who made our visit so much more enjoyable. Their depth of knowledge about the aircraft on display and other objects of interest was boundless. It is obvious to all that the...More

1  Thank coopercharles65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this is such a great place to visit. No expensive admission, friendly staff. We popped in on Sunday, a great escape from the rain. We spent a good couple of hours here. What a privilege to be able to sit in these planes and...More

Thank Claire M
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4 March 2018|
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Response from stevemhall | Property representative |
There is a very nice cafe overlooking the airfield and just a short walk from the Collection.
Andy W
6 January 2018|
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Response from Ringiho | Reviewed this property |
Yes, saw a dog on site today!
28 July 2017|
Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes we do. However usual hygiene rules apply.