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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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Run by passionate, friendly aircraft enthusiasts

Being able to climb inside historic aircraft, fly in simulators, try on uniforms and helmets brings... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
A real treat

A most fantastic 3 hours. My boys (13 & 10) loved being able to clamber into the cockpits & play... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Malcolm L
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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
+44 1722 323636
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Being able to climb inside historic aircraft, fly in simulators, try on uniforms and helmets brings the aircraft to life. Guides were passionate and incredibly knowledgeable whilst also being friendly and approachable. Excellent place to visit.

1  Thank RrR90876
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A most fantastic 3 hours. My boys (13 & 10) loved being able to clamber into the cockpits & play around with the controls. I had the great fortune to be shown around by Gordon, the tour manager, and was thoroughly spoilt. His enthusiasm shines...More

Thank Malcolm L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our visit to this aviation collection was superb. The guides were extremely knowledgeable all being ex test pilots, pilots, air traffic controllers etc all volunteers who are extremely proud of the British aviation history. Our guide Gordon who was the guide manager gave us a...More

Thank brianhX2833WF
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting this amazing collection of aircraft was made all the more pleasurable because of the fantastic staff (or should I say volunteers) who go above and beyond the call of duty. A wonderful dementia friendly place.

Thank janetzzzz
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Fantastic venue for corporate events with an Air theme. My company turned it into a film location for a team-building video-shoot for an afternoon - so much fun! Dedicated conference room for the whole day with full AV facilities. We were really well looked after,...More

1  Thank Suze C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A fabulous collection of Aviation equipment and aircraft. We visited as a family including grandparents and there was something for everyone to do. An especially big "Thank you" to the staff who seemed to go above and beyond to make my son's day extra special...More

Thank LucyWilts2015
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

As a self certified nerd I (and often my long suffering better half) have been to a lot of aviation museums, and this was honestly one of the best. The collection is mostly open to sit in, and has a vast array stretching through different...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is only a small museum but packed with interesting displays. It is possible to actually look into many of the cockpits, which makes for an interesting insight into how these planes were flown. The staff are helpful and informative.

Thank graham_hyland2
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Enjoyed our visit here immensely. Great opportunity to sit in various jet cockpits. The guide we had was a fountain of knowledge. Enjoyed the flight simulator too. Highly recommended.

Thank andrewwJ2068QT
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. Visited with some friends and all our kids (aged 6yrs - 22m) all of us loved it. Very friendly guides and lots of cockpits to sit in!!

Thank w22ed
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28 July 2017|
Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes we do. However usual hygiene rules apply.
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.
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.