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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Hangar 1 South | Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
+44 1722 323636
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Excellent for children

This is a real hands on collection. Visitors are encouraged to climb into historic cockpits and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tim252
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Great fun and thought provoking!

What fun we had climbing in the cockpits, pushing the buttons and switching the switches! Took me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kpowell2014
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Wiltshire, 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, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real hands on collection. Visitors are encouraged to climb into historic cockpits and experience the cramped coditions that many aviators worked under,

Thank tim252
Reviewed 1 week ago

What fun we had climbing in the cockpits, pushing the buttons and switching the switches! Took me and my brother back to childhood, our Dad was a plane enthusiast and we spent many a day at a small airfield surrounded by parts of planes and...More

Thank kpowell2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is one thing that stands out at this attraction... That kids can go in the plane and be in the cockpit. Could be improved in only one way. It could do with a cafe. Brilliant place. Staff are friendly and give interested facts. Shop...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went today to enjoy the bonus of a model show and the aircraft displays too. It was good to see the range of exhibits on show and the range of cockpits you can have a sit in must be one of the largest in...More

Thank Rmdjb
Reviewed 1 week ago

this collection is a brilliant way to enjoy a hands on approach to viewing military aircraft. for once you can actually feel what it would have been like flying a supersonic military (and some Civilian) planes, you can actually get inside the cockpits and you...More

Thank londonlout64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 12 year old grandson here today having visited a few years ago with our other two grandsons . It was great then but was even greater now. So many cockpits for him to climb into,and best of all the flight simulator. The...More

Thank richsim-11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very Nice and happy to have visited. The staff are so friendly and take great time to explain all and also to have a nice chat with you. Also a nice place for children because you can actually sit in almost all of the cockpits.

Thank Maarten v
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very interesting and very informative guides. Most of the aircraft are accessible and you can sit in the cockpit

Thank CarolnDen
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I stumbled upon this collection unwittingly and decided to pop in for a couple of hours and was very glad I did. They have a really unique collection of planes, mostly cockpit sections but unusually you can climb in and sit in most of these...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Fist opportunity to visit this establishment which contains a magnificent collection of mostly former RAF and civilian aircraft together with some of the hardware that they carried. There is also a fine collection of models. All of which is cared for by a dedicated team...More

Thank CruiseInvestor
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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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JennieMoss
3 June 2017|
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Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes you can, there is a grass area beside the Comet where you can sit eat and enjoy watching the aircraft operating off the airfield. We do not allow eating or drinking in the hangar.
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vettegirl1
21 March 2017|
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Response from stevemhall | Property representative |
Yes. £7 for serving members of HM Forces. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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