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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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More to see than expected

Excellent museum with so much crammed into one hanger and far more things of interest than... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
BackinBracknell
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Plane fun!

We stopped in today by chance as we were already in Woodley. Very helpful staff (all volunteers... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Jesseekarr
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United Kingdom
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Mohawk Way | Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, England
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+44 118 944 8089
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Excellent museum with so much crammed into one hanger and far more things of interest than expected, even including parts of a Polaris nuclear missile and a WW2 German bomb. Amazing to learn that the site was once Woodley Airfield and the home to a...More

2  Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in today by chance as we were already in Woodley. Very helpful staff (all volunteers) and interesting exhibits. Good if you're interested in the history of the airfield or planes.

Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Packed with aircraft, models and memorabilia dating from the time when aircraft were built on what is now a housing estate. Plenty of history, and worth visiting a second time to discover those items you missed. Great if you visit when the volunteer aircraft restorers...More

2  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This museum may be small in footprint but it has a wealth of interesting exhibits and is staffed by very knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who are only too happy to show you around. Certainly you are well advised to have a volunteer show you around...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Lots of information about Woodley before WW2 and the volunteers are very keen to give you information about the things in the museum, I took my young grandson and I think he was to young so I would go back on my own to take...More

Thank MichaelT186363
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Basically one large hanger-type building plus a couple of outdoor exhibits, including a Handley Page Herald - famous for Channel Islands services in the 1970's - pretty well complete which you can enter and see the cockpit as well as the interior. The main museum...More

Thank leosharpe59
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The museum is just outside of Bracknell and not far from the M3 so is easy to find and well sign posted. Lost of parking nearby seems to be shared with people on the near by nature trails. The entrance seems very new and has...More

1  Thank PhilG8
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Great little musuem run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers who can answer everything about the aircraft and local history of Woodley airfield. Adults and kids alike thoroughly enjoyed the hands on exhibits and going on board the BEA plane, helicopter and little trainer jet!

Thank amyo554
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We visited on a freezing day in January. What a warm welcome from the volunteers running this small museum. All the volunteers we met during our visit were kind and helpful and very enthusiastic. It's a compact museum but lots to see. Going aboard the...More

Thank vampireweekend
Reviewed 9 February 2018

A lot of Berkshires aviation history is locked into this museum. There are local buffs on site who guide you around so if you are a spotter you will be entertained. A lot of knowledge amongst those on site and Vera Lynn and her sister...More

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It’s good for a visit it’s a small museum but very interesting and some exhibits you will not find anywhere else
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Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 - 5:00. Closed all other days.
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