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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Merritown Lane | Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA, England
+44 1202 473141
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Great couple of hours for six quid

Visited on a sunny cold Monday. I was on my own and also on my own for the next two hours plus, as... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Farlowe
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Watford, United Kingdom
Hands on and sitting in some cockpits!!

Firstly I have to declare an interest and that is that I'm a part time Volunteer "working" at the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
WindsorLad2014
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Mudeford, United Kingdom
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Merritown Lane | Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA, England
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Visited on a sunny cold Monday. I was on my own and also on my own for the next two hours plus, as the only visitor. Some really interesting exhibits, please read the labels as there is loads of great info and anecdotes on them....More

Thank Farlowe
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Firstly I have to declare an interest and that is that I'm a part time Volunteer "working" at the Museum. Having said that it's excellent and especially great for Children although we get some Senior Citizens coming in from time to time who love talking...More

Thank WindsorLad2014
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Given many choices our two grandsons (9 and 14) chose to return to the Aviation Museum. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, all of whom are passionate about aircraft, it is a special place where young and old can truly get a sense of what it must...More

Thank mac512014
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a wonderful outdoor museum with lots of planes and lots of hands-on stuff for children. Our three grandchildren, aged from 3 to 10 years spent 2 hours there and would have stayed longer if we hadn't had to take them away for their...More

Thank Howard W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

it's a lovely museum full of interesting pieces of aviation related items and aircraft from different years ! its also nice to enter the cockpits and the bus etc , kids loved it ( me more ) , very clean and well cept , the...More

Thank JVServices
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Just got back from my first visit to the Aviation museum. I went with my one year old little boy. My review is by myself who has a very big interest in aviation so please bare that in mind. The car park is shared with...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Compact but extremely interesting and entertaining museum. Good range of cockpits to scramble into and lots of information and history of the individual aircraft. Would be enjoyed by both young and young at heart. Keep up the good work.

Thank lynne j
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

On our visit we found almost every aircraft cockpit was open to sit in. There are two viewing platforms to watch the movements at the airport next door. Also a couple of simulators to have a go on. The staff here are most helpful and...More

Thank Philip P
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

First off this place is a little run down but don't let that put you off. For only £6 adult entry fee it houses a collection of civil and military fixed and rotary aircraft. Some of these are only the front end but in a...More

Thank Jimurr
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The Bournemouth Aviation Museum is situated within 2 min drive from Bournemouth Airport Terminal, situated on the boundary of the airfield, so not only can you have a look at a very good collection of Aircraft and Aviation Memorabilia but you can watch the Arrival...More

Thank Biggles1694
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butcherboy68
11 October 2017|
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Response from AJH39 | Property representative |
The cockpit is accessible-but the pilot's seats are not.. If we have a Vulcan open day we make special arrangements when it is possible to access the pilot's seats. We don't know when this will be but unlikely this year.
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