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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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This must be about the only time you will get to climb into so many cockpits in a museum. Take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuart T
Reading, United Kingdom
This is how museums should be!

I wish all museums were like this! None of this 'please stand behind the rope malarkey' it's very... read more

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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
+44 1722 323636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be about the only time you will get to climb into so many cockpits in a museum. Take care as you climb ladders and pass by wing edges. It is not massive but it is well done. The price is right. Refreshments are...More

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish all museums were like this! None of this 'please stand behind the rope malarkey' it's very much get up those ladders and try not to bang your head or knees whilst getting into the cockpit, which is easier said than done when you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here on my trip to Salisbury. Very interesting history of Boscombe Down. I would recommend this place for people with kids as there is a few they can stay in!

Thank YorksMan1987
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I appreciate that not everyone is interested in aviation, but if you have a family member who is, this collection is not to be missed. It has been high up on my list of places to visit for a few years and I have finally...More

Thank Metz013
Reviewed 7 October 2018

When I say 'low key' I don't mean not as good as plush museums rather that it is, what shall I say, more informal - and much the better for it. There is a wide range of types exhibited - some as whole aircraft some...More

Thank Jawenold
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Took my aunt to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for a day out..Our first time there,We climbed in and out of cockpits of fighter jets and viewed the planes,exhibits. It was a most enjoyable experience for both of us..Worth visiting and looking around.All staff were excellent...More

Thank SteveRedKite
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

1  Thank deutschth
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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

2  Thank derekmcburney
Reviewed 13 September 2018 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 3 September 2018

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
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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.