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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Wonderful collection. Really hands on

What I like about here. It's cheap entry. Free parking. But what I like most is the hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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Unique collection Great for experts and general interest

This awesome collection which is predominantly that from the Empire Test Pilots School which moved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phil H
Salisbury, 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What I like about here. It's cheap entry. Free parking. But what I like most is the hands on nature. You can sit in the cockpit sections of many classic fast jet aircraft. You can get so close to things that you can smell the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This awesome collection which is predominantly that from the Empire Test Pilots School which moved up from Boscombe Down s well worth a visit. Kids young and old will enjoy sitting in a range of aircraft cockpits and pretending to be a proper jet jockey.....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected birthday last November and what a treat! If you are into aviation, this is a must. A wonderful collection and great staff!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With three French teenagers visiting for Xmas we needed something to keep them entertained and this museum was perfect! One of the volunteers kept us all entertained with stories, sneaky peeks at kit not normally on display and a nice line in embarrassing the adults...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 909RichardC
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Took my seven year old grandson to visit this museum. Well what an amazing experience. He had so much fun in and out of the cockpits. If there is a ladder you can climb aboard. Even I managed to sit in one aircraft with him....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mary64pig
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 25 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MilliReview
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank YorksMan1987
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.