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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Hangar 1 South Old Sarum Airfield | Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
+44 1722 323636
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Hands on.

Even if you have a passing interest in Aircraft this is an absolute must. Housed in an First World... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil S
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
A nice visit

Great place to visit enjoyed climbing in and out of the cockpits, some great static aircraft... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hommervalve
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Shoeburyness, 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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+44 1722 323636
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"flight simulator"
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"aircraft cockpits"
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"old sarum airfield"
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"working airfield"
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"flight suits"
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"climb inside"
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"air museum"
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"fighter pilot"
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"kids and adults"
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"enthusiastic volunteers"
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"brilliant museum"
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Reviewed yesterday

Even if you have a passing interest in Aircraft this is an absolute must. Housed in an First World War Hangar which itself is a listed building this collection is a delight for kids or all ages. Cockpits you can sit in, parts of fuselages...More

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit enjoyed climbing in and out of the cockpits, some great static aircraft especially the Harrier which was a very great aircraft and a legend. The staff are friendly and helpful and help you if needed to get in and out of...More

Thank Hommervalve
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I called in on our way back from Amesbury, as I’d half-read the reviews on TripAdvisor a few days before and saw all the positive feedback people had left. We were literally passing by the end of the road, so it would’ve...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No where else can you climb into the cockpit of some historically pivotal jets for the price than here. If you have small kids, go. If you know someone who likes planes, go. If you have 2 hrs to spare, GO!!! Thank you for a...More

1  Thank Dan_Hannah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit today with a friend of mine, was surprised that pretty much 70% of the collection I could climb into and pretend to be C/S Goose for all but a short while! Perfect as so many places do not allow this type of experience...More

1  Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic collection where even big kids are encouraged to climbing into the cockpit of many of exhibits. If you have always wanted to sit in the cockpit of a Harrier fighter plane or a Tornado then this collection will make your dream come true....More

1  Thank Rob L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting inside the aircraft cockpit is a great experience, that other museums do not offer.If you are in the area,do drop in because it is worth the effort.

2  Thank flopper53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place where men can be boys and kids can be grown-ups. You can climb into the cockpits, fly the simulators, with ex pilots giving you the expertise and knowledge of the planes in the hanger. Absolutely loved it.

1  Thank skye1234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the place today with my 8 year old son. He’s already an aviation enthusiast and I was less keen, that was until today... The collection is amazing with the opportunity to climb in cockpits and get hands-on with switches, dials, buttons. Perfect for...More

2  Thank sal5151
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gem of an aviation museum is a must visit for all aviation enthusiasts. I visited the place for the first time a little while back and found it most informative and interesting. The connection to the Empire Test Pilot School was of particular interest...More

1  Thank Richard W
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Welling2nTraveller
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.
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Andy W
6 January 2018|
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Response from kpowell2014 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...sorry : )
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hanspans83
28 July 2017|
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Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes we do. However usual hygiene rules apply.
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