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Museum of Berkshire Aviation

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Address: Mohawk Way | Woodley, Reading RG5 4UE, England
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+44 118 944 8089
10:30 - 16:00
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Wed 10:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

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Great for an aviation enthusiast of any age!!

This Museum is great for all of the family with its displays of all kinds of aviation throughout the years. We took a group of young children on a cubs visit and they all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum is great for all of the family with its displays of all kinds of aviation throughout the years. We took a group of young children on a cubs visit and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Thank HARRISON0112
Windsor, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy Sunday. Lots to see in a little area. Staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Well recommended. Take cash as they don't have a card machine.

Thank ladyita
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice museum. Lots to see. Good parking. Not kid friendly though. Very rude towards enthusiastic children

1 Thank Claire A
Earley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

It is small place but it is worth a visit adults or children. All will love this. There is a small place which you can pay £1 to ride. The volunteers are very helpful. Don't forget to see the bigger plane parked outside and you can see inside with cockpit.

Thank Mahadev S
St Austell, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was good to see the old planes in this museum. One planes was the one I first flew in after the war. Not sure it was yellow. The Handley Pge Herald built in woodley was worked on by my mother and my sisters worked in the offices. The volunteers there were very helpfull. I was surorised how many exhibits... More 

Thank Cornishkings
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Remember Douglas Bader flew from Woodley and think the the museum is possibly the only aeronautical vestige remaining from the WW2. For its size it is crammed with varying vintage aeroplanes and associated exhibits. The exhibits are well catalogued, and although the opening hours are dependent on availability of the volunteers it is worthwhile visiting with a young family especially... More 

Thank wearyman_12
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Besides of the planes, lots of interesting texts to read, brilliant photographs, amazing old objects to see and read about. It's not a big museum, but it's loaded! It was fun to go inside the plane outside, though we couldn't understandably go inside the cockpit. Our 6 year old boy was impressed and us too!

Thank ACAlmeida
Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Cheap entry fee, and a horde of information. That said, this museum is probably best reserved for true plane enthusiasts.

Thank Neil F
Reading, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with our young boys. Quite a lot of planes and helicopters packed into a small space as well as models and lots of photos and interesting artefacts. Kids loved the big plane they could go inside. This didn't take long but you could spend longer if you read everything. Nice staff and very cheap. Would recommend it for 1-2... More 

1 Thank Simon K
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Run by friendly volunteers who gave a great guided tour. Make sure your children have a go on the red jet simulator. We were there two hours. Most is undercover so great for a rainy day.

Thank Steve M

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