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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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Just excellent

Very Nice and happy to have visited. The staff are so friendly and take great time to explain all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maarten v
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Zeeland, The Netherlands
My husband was in his element!!

Very interesting and very informative guides. Most of the aircraft are accessible and you can sit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarolnDen
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very Nice and happy to have visited. The staff are so friendly and take great time to explain all and also to have a nice chat with you. Also a nice place for children because you can actually sit in almost all of the cockpits.

Thank Maarten v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and very informative guides. Most of the aircraft are accessible and you can sit in the cockpit

Thank CarolnDen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon this collection unwittingly and decided to pop in for a couple of hours and was very glad I did. They have a really unique collection of planes, mostly cockpit sections but unusually you can climb in and sit in most of these...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fist opportunity to visit this establishment which contains a magnificent collection of mostly former RAF and civilian aircraft together with some of the hardware that they carried. There is also a fine collection of models. All of which is cared for by a dedicated team...More

Thank CruiseInvestor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic little collection well worth visiting. We stopped to fill 90 mins on the way from london to Dorset. My 10 year is flight obsessed and loved the chance to sit in the cock pits.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum feels quite old school in that it is not all education and shiny exhibits with placards, it is far more interesting than that. Even our cynical 9 year old was excited to find he could climb in and out of many of the...More

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

About 20 years ago we visited the RAF Museum in London with our then 10 yr old son, I only wish we knew about Boscombe Down at that time, as he would have spent the entire day climbing into the cockpits. In the shop we...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

I must admit to being an aviation buff and I travel to aviation museums as often as I can. The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection was not on the list that day, but we stumbled across it as we drove past the old WW1 airfield and...More

Thank KjellOG
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We took our 2 grandsons for a visit and they were absolutely delighted with the visit. The volunteers were knowledgeable and helpful.The cafe on site was very good with plenty of choice

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This was a superb afternoon. Getting into the actual cockpits of so many fighters and bombers was a privilege and enjoyable. So too was being able to try the simulators, they were extremely fun and required skill. The volunteers actually helped to make the visit,...More

Thank JohnLWard
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JennieMoss
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.
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vettegirl1
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.
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blueberrybelle
27 February 2017|
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Response from stevemhall | Property representative |
Hi, Pricies are - Adults £8.50 Under 16s £6.00 Under 5s FREE Families (2 adults + 2 kids) £23.00 Senior citizens, HM Forces, disabled and students £7.00 (Prices as of Feb 2017) On the website, click visitor info and then... More
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