We have been to this museum many times in the past both to attend special days such as air shows and also just to while away an afternoon and it has never failed to impress. Firstly, I would like to say how kind, helpful and informative the staff are. They’re clearly passionate about the exhibits and are very engaging, particularly with the children. The Concorde hangar is fascinating and the information boards and exhibits comprehensively tell the story of this Franco-British technological icon. Of course, being able to go on to the Concorde plane itself is the highlight! In our family the kids and adults alike adore the Fantastic Flight hangar which contains several games / challenges all related to the science behind flying, including simulator games, reaction timers and other fun stuff. It’s very tricky to get the kids to leave this section! When you do, you can take them to the outdoor assault course which is equally a lot of fun. There are both military and civilian aircraft hangars which are both great to look around and the museum is particularly good for those interested in the wars. From what I’ve heard the museum has plans to bring inside the aircraft that has been on display to the elements for many years and this is heartening to hear. The shop has lots of souvenirs and a few decent books, though it’s quite dear. The cafe has lovely food, especially the home made soup which is very tasty and served in generous portions. I would definitely recommend a visit to this museum, especially if you have any budding pilots in the family!
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