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North Atlantic Aviation Museum

135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
+1 709-256-2923
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Nice stop

Enjoyed learning the history of the Gander airport. Beautiful tribute from passengers stranded... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sharmca
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Hamilton, Ontario
Worth A Stop!

While in the Town of Gander, this museum is worth a visit. It has four large planes outside to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cynderella43
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Renovated in the spring of 2012, the Museum’s collection focuses on North Atlantic aviation history as it pertains to Gander and Gander International Airport, from the 1930’s through to present day, with the bulk of the artifacts, photos, and text focusing on the WWII years through the early jet age. Highlights of our collection: We have several WWII aircraft engines, a restored WWII DeHavilland Tiger Moth bi-plane, a WWII Lockheed Hudson MkIIIA mid-range bomber (which we are told is one of only 8 left in the world, and is the only one in North America), a 1950’s CF101 Voodoo jet, a 1930’s Beech 18-S, and a 1940’s Canso PBY-5A waterbomber. Of special interest, above the main entry we have positioned the tail section of a DC-3 (1930’s model), and out the back of the building, overlooking beautiful Gander Lake, is the cockpit of the DC-3, which visitors can enter from inside the building.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed learning the history of the Gander airport. Beautiful tribute from passengers stranded there. We had the place to ourselves so had a nice leisurely stroll. plan to send about an hour.

Thank sharmca
Reviewed 6 days ago

While in the Town of Gander, this museum is worth a visit. It has four large planes outside to check out and help draw you in. Inside tells the story of Gander's role in avaiation from WWII through 911. It may be a small museum,...More

2  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating collection of exhibits through Ganders impressive aviation history . A fun cockpit simulator to amuse all age groups. On 9/11 with American airspace closed approx. 40 planes landed at the tiny airport- the people there fed and sheltered them for four days, many...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the early days of commercial aviation, Gander was essential as a refueling stop for trans-Atlantic flights. Seem hard to believe? Check it out.

Thank HotelierJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome visit to see about the place that was once the crossroads of the western world. Nice presentation on 911 and Gander's role. 36 years in aviation and I was very impressed

Thank Fred A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is reasonable, $8/adult. Museum is small, it took us about an hour and we read all the info boards and checked out all the artifacts. The museum is about the Gander aviation history. From its start in the 30's as a transatlantic refuel spot...More

Thank dawgdok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum offers lots of nice displays and bits of history, Definitely worth the visit. Great section dedicated to those airline passengers who were stranded here after 9-11.

Thank ctichel1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent little museum, well laid out with lots of information/interpretive boards. Displays take you right from why the airport was built in Gander through the building of the airport. Details of how it was used as a staging post for aircraft being flown across...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute and I love the details about local history. My dad loved it. But it was pretty small and we were finished in about 30 minutes.

Thank Brewolig
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We stopped here after an unplanned overnight in Gander while travelling across the province. The hands on features were excellent and we both learned a lot more than we expected about Newfoundland's role in Aviation! The exhibits were educational and interesting; I would highly recommend...More

Thank mmmmaryann
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