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Small but Interesting

It's hard to tell when this place will be open, but it's interesting...especially if you're from... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Eileen B
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Stratford, Connecticut
Don't be fooled by the size - looks small

but there is a lot of interesting things to be seen in this museum. The admission is free but... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
h0ylandm
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited this while waiting for a passenger off the train, If you don't mind reading alot this place tells the whole story ,

1  Thank DOUGLASDEL
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nice place to bring kids. very informative and alot of history. Lots of stuff from Igor sikorsky and how he started.

1  Thank GabiMo66
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

While the information provided is interesting, this is a really tiny, very dusty, not highly interesting place. When one sees the word "museum" one expects a little more. It is a place to learn about the history of the helicopter, and positioned, as it is, in the hometown of Sikorsky, it is interesting, but unless you happen to get a commentary or perhaps see one of the videos, there is little of interest to see. The reviewer who said his visit occupied about an hour must have been truly fascinated because we were in and out in oh, five minutes. It is important to commemorate the development of the helicopter, but this is not really a museum and the word "National" must refer to the possible fact that there aren't any others. It is a collection of artifacts, in a little room adjacent to the train station, a bit of signage, and not much else. By all means, give it a go, but do not expect much more than stated here.

4  Thank Lynn F
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

If you have a love for flying and for helicopters you don't want to miss out on this Great Museum! I have always wanted one for myself and now I want one more! The wife says, NO! It was a good look at a good museum! Thanks!

1  Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

After years of seeing this highly visible sign from the highway, we decided to stop in. This attraction is located at the Stratford Train Station. We were fortunate, as our tour was given by Dr. Jankowich , who started the museum. The majority of the tour focused on the start up and development of the helicopter and the decades that it took to get the first one off the ground. It was amazing to learn what first inspired the concept, to building a helicopter, and finally, to what it has grown to be today.

Any child or adult who is interested in engineering or aeronautical science would love this museum. there is also a helicopter "cabin" that you can sit in and play around with the gears and peddles. There are also movies to watch.

This is a small museum that can be seen in under an hour. It is totally worth seeing. There is no fee for the visit but a small donation box is at the entrance.

6  Thank theexpert
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