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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Merritown Lane | Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA, England
+44 1202 473141
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A Collection of British Aviation History

Visited this little museum whilst passing Bournemouth airport. This is lots to here here and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TD290765
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Preston, United Kingdom
Brilliant for kids!!

Just perfect for our 2 young boys (and husband!) who couldn’t believe their luck that they could go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mrswokinghamlady21
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“fire engine” (23 reviews)
“control tower” (12 reviews)
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Merritown Lane | Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA, England
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+44 1202 473141
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"fire engine"
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"control tower"
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"air traffic control"
in 8 reviews
"viewing platform"
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"flight simulator"
in 7 reviews
"vulcan bomber"
in 6 reviews
"little gem"
in 15 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 16 reviews
"double decker bus"
in 7 reviews
"watch planes"
in 5 reviews
"rescue helicopter"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"enthusiastic volunteers"
in 6 reviews
"planes taking off and landing"
in 3 reviews
"aircraft cockpits"
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"coffee machine"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this little museum whilst passing Bournemouth airport. This is lots to here here and the staff were helpful and informative. There is access into some of the exhibits and others you can get up close to.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect for our 2 young boys (and husband!) who couldn’t believe their luck that they could go inside all of these fab planes and vehicles and touch all the buttons! My 7 year old was in his element for several hours, driving each one...More

Thank Mrswokinghamlady21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best aviation museum you can go to. Definitely worth to pay £6.00 all staff are so happy to explain to you about all the different planes . No were else you can actually sit in fighter jet cockpits and airline cockpits ....More

Thank Ingridukas59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were having a day at Adventure Wonderland and decided to give the museum a look around. Very hot day. Some of the exhibits are very worn and the smell inside the royal mail exhibit was awful on a hot day.. Aside from that it...More

1  Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the way back from verwood it was a surprise find the museum is still in working progress we still enjoyed ourselves through mostly outdoor

Thank Helen P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but the best I have been too. From a flight simulator, real time monitoring of Traffic control to opportunities to sit in many cockpits including a Meteor and a Lightning. It even has the crew compartment of an iconic Vulcan. Well worth the £6...More

1  Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this quite by accident - having got confused with the Fleet Air Arm Museum- which is of course at Yeovil and no where near Bournemouth!! Anyway had heard of this place somewhere and mentioned it to my husband while on a short break in...More

Thank sunbird25
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AJH39, Trustee at Bournemouth Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and are glad you enjoyed your visit. The volunteers here love this place and that's why you can experience the enthusiasm when walking around.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Took my brother for his 60th Birthday. Really enjoyed being able to climb in various cockpits, and seeing the displays in some of the half fuselages. Brilliant way to display things. The number of items now on display means that the boundary needs expanding to...More

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was BEAST bro, I feel reborn. I have just been to the airport and the museum in the post work and I am so glad I did it and I will definitely come back for more information and knowledge about planes and various activities...More

Thank Morgan W
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Second time coming back , my children both 4 love the place ! Plenty of planes to sit in and pretend to fly ha ha well worth a visit . Would just like to thank the gentlemen that run the place - really attentive towards...More

Thank Luke H
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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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