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East Midlands Aeropark

Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
+44 1332 850463
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Great opportunity to see the planes

Good small museum worth seeing. Cheap to visit with a small cafe in the hangar. Staff good customer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Worth a visit.

We had been to see the grand Prix collection nearby so popped in here to look a the planes.didn.t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy S
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can study the preserved planes of yesteryear or watch the modern airliners of today taking-off and landing at a growing international passenger and cargo airport. Within the Aeropark there is a viewing mound where the top of the viewing mound is just 170 meters north of the main east/west runway of the airport. The Aeropark at East Midlands Airport is located in the north-west corner of the Airport site close to the village of Castle Donington. It is well signposted from the Airport's main entrance.
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Hill Top, Castle Donington. | Derbyshire, Derby DE74 2PR, England
+44 1332 850463
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good small museum worth seeing. Cheap to visit with a small cafe in the hangar. Staff good customer service and loved seeing the planes. Nice to have picnic tables to sit and take it all in.

Thank Wellygirl67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to see the grand Prix collection nearby so popped in here to look a the planes.didn.t take long to look round but my other half enjoyed taking photos and reading about the planes

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was an enjoyable couple of hours, the picnic areas are also the viewing points to the airport so you could eat and watch the planes land and take off. The museum is rather small but very interesting and you could also go in a...More

Thank ricardo6677
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Easy to find and in a great location next to East Midlands Airport runway to watch the airplanes depart and arrive. Small enough to amble around for an hour or so. Quite a few old aircraft to look around and, of course, the impressive Vulcan...More

Thank Betttee
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I have lived in the area for over 30 years and have never visited until recently. I wish I had not bothered. ! There are a few aircraft too see, most of which are held together with sticky tape and are very poorly maintained, the...More

Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Quite small aeropark and exhibits are not all in pristine condition but what a great place to spend an hour or so. The highlight for me was seeing the iconic Vulcan close up what a magnificent aircraft.

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A small aviation park. Lovely area and near the flight paths out of the main airport. It is run by volunteers open recently on Thursday Saturday Sunday check their website. £4 adult entry free enclosed parking. Safe clean and enjoyable locating they even have a...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Aeropark is home to 15+ Post WW2 aircraft including complete versions of an Avro Vulcan, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, EE Lightning, EE Canberra, Armstrong Whitworth Argosy and Hawker Hunter. There is also a front section of a Vickers VC10 There are two viewing mounds to...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I went along with my 10 yo daughter (who doesn't have the slightest interest in aircraft) to an open day - where many of the exhibits were advertised as being open cockpit days. Since it was a busy day with only a small on site...More

Thank Grrzzz
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I always like visit the aeropark. The staff all seem helpful and polite. The Vulcan is always impressive to see and the aeroplanes seem well kept. The mound area is best to see the aircraft art East Midlands.

Thank Joe102
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23 September 2016|
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Response from Ken W | Property representative |
The Aeropark is open on Thursday's Saturdsy's and Sunday's please see our website for full details.