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Jet Age Museum

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The history of jets for all

This museum features the history of the Gloster Aircraft Company which includes the work of Sir... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
interesting visit

our 11 year old son really enjoyed his visit here, he is a great fan of aeroplanes and was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire's rich aviation heritage, Jet Age Museum is an all-volunteer, registered charity. We tell the story of the Gloster Aircraft Company, focussing on the first Allied jet flight. Our mission is the...more
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128 Cheltenham Road East | Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL2 9QL, England
+44 1452 260078
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All reviews vulcan cockpit aviation history run by volunteers well worth a visit small cafe planes and helicopters free entry volunteer staff are cold war light aircraft treasure hunt interesting exhibits great place to visit friendly volunteers on display few hours answer questions
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum features the history of the Gloster Aircraft Company which includes the work of Sir Frank Whittle, the first UK jet engine, the Gloster Meteor in various types and the last Gloster jet, the Javelin, all beautifully laid out inside a large hanger type...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Steve M
ChrisC11940, Manager at Jet Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the range of aircraft on display. We're always working on improving our displays and we do have a cafe and shop too. Donations are the life blood of the Museum; indeed, thanks to the grants and donations...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

our 11 year old son really enjoyed his visit here, he is a great fan of aeroplanes and was fascinated by the different array of exhibits, showing a lot of enthusiasm during his trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank vanessashihtzu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this small museum is a great place to visit if you love a bit of aviation history and its free to entre as is the car park but it would be nice if you did make a donation there is a box just as you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family truly had a great time and experience at the museum,free entry,free car park,allowing each of us to experience the Vulcan etc .We really enjoyed the visit and hope in future will visit again.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 354franciso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice small museum featuring mainly Gloster aircraft. The staff/volunteers were all very friendly and keen to tell you about the exhibits and answer questions. A small cafe serves tea, coffee and cakes and is reasonably priced. Entry is free but donations are welcome -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a random sunny day after going to the nearby airport to watch planes and eat chips. The museum is in a weird place but pretty easy to find, and inexpensive. The planes are all really cool, and you can sit in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ChrisC11940, Manager at Jet Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - I'm glad you found us easily and enjoyed the planes we have on display. Our home, which as a Charity we were very lucky to acquire 5 years ago, is in a purpose built hangar located on Meteor Business Park...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great family and friends day out will most certainly be back thanks for a great day lovely aircraft every one i spoke to said that they had a wonderful day and will also be back.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank bazjon
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A small museum which is run by volunteers and relys on donations to keep it going. They dont charge for entry but there are some donation boxes dotted around. Really enjoyed it and everyone 'working' there were very knowlegable and friendlyMore

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jon B
ChrisC11940, Manager at Jet Age Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Jon, Many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the Jet Age experience. We're about to start on our Phase 2a building extension project to make the Museum bigger. It's a big project and much of the funding has come from visitor donations since we...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

What a great find. My Nine year old son loved this for a couple of hours on a wet Sunday afternoon. Staffed by volunteers. Sat in the commander’s seat on a Vulcan. Nice little cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank FredandThelma
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Visited on Sunday, we were very impressed with the quality of the displays and the friendliness of the volunteers. The fact that we coud sit in the cockpit of the Vulcan was icing on the cake. We were expecting a very quick visit but stayed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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9 June 2018|
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Response from laura_anne322 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's Assistance Dogs only.
Vanessa B
17 December 2017|
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Response from dme100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The cafe is at entrance to the museum. It sells hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes and bacon rolls during the morning.
Catherine H
7 August 2017|
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Response from Angela R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, i don't know. No-one in our party had one with them and don't remember seeing any.