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North Atlantic Aviation Museum

135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
+1 709-256-2923
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Worth a visit

We are not particularly interested in aircraft but went along particularly to see how Gander... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Have_Bag
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Melbourne
Well Worth a Stop!

Outside of the museum there are several planes to wander around. The front of the building displays... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paula S
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Toronto, Canada
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Renovated in the spring of 2012, the Museum’s collection focuses on North Atlantic aviation history as it pertains to Gander and Gander International Airport, from the 1930’s through to present day, with the bulk of the artifacts, photos, and text focusing on the WWII years through the early jet age. Highlights of our collection: We have several WWII aircraft engines, a restored WWII DeHavilland Tiger Moth bi-plane, a WWII Lockheed Hudson MkIIIA mid-range bomber (which we are told is one of only 8 left in the world, and is the only one in North America), a 1950’s CF101 Voodoo jet, a 1930’s Beech 18-S, and a 1940’s Canso PBY-5A waterbomber. Of special interest, above the main entry we have positioned the tail section of a DC-3 (1930’s model), and out the back of the building, overlooking beautiful Gander Lake, is the cockpit of the DC-3, which visitors can enter from inside the building.
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135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not particularly interested in aircraft but went along particularly to see how Gander Airport and the whole town responded during the 911 drama. The town and its people ought to be very proud of how they made life a little easier for the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outside of the museum there are several planes to wander around. The front of the building displays the back of a 1930's DC3 while the back of the building shows the cockpit of the DC3. Inside the museum, you can have a look in that...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Enjoyed learning the history of the Gander airport. Beautiful tribute from passengers stranded there. We had the place to ourselves so had a nice leisurely stroll. plan to send about an hour.

Thank sharmca
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello sharmca, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the museum. Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for the review!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

While in the Town of Gander, this museum is worth a visit. It has four large planes outside to check out and help draw you in. Inside tells the story of Gander's role in avaiation from WWII through 911. It may be a small museum,...More

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NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello Cynnderella43, Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 9 October 2017

A fascinating collection of exhibits through Ganders impressive aviation history . A fun cockpit simulator to amuse all age groups. On 9/11 with American airspace closed approx. 40 planes landed at the tiny airport- the people there fed and sheltered them for four days, many...More

Thank Rosemary W
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello Rosemary, Thanks for stopping by our museum. Great to hear you enjoyed the interactive displays! Thank you for your kind words about the Town of Gander and it actions of 9/11, it was a joy to have people stop by our museum on September...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

In the early days of commercial aviation, Gander was essential as a refueling stop for trans-Atlantic flights. Seem hard to believe? Check it out.

Thank HotelierJohn
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello Robert, Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome visit to see about the place that was once the crossroads of the western world. Nice presentation on 911 and Gander's role. 36 years in aviation and I was very impressed

Thank Fred A
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello Fred, Thank you so much for stopping by. It's so nice to hear that you liked our museum and left such a kind review! Cheers!

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Admission is reasonable, $8/adult. Museum is small, it took us about an hour and we read all the info boards and checked out all the artifacts. The museum is about the Gander aviation history. From its start in the 30's as a transatlantic refuel spot...More

Thank dawgdok
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello dawgdok, It's fabulous to hear you enjoyed our museum! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Cheers!

Reviewed 23 September 2017

This little museum offers lots of nice displays and bits of history, Definitely worth the visit. Great section dedicated to those airline passengers who were stranded here after 9-11.

Thank ctichel1
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello ctichel1, Thank you for the review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Cheers!

Reviewed 20 September 2017

An excellent little museum, well laid out with lots of information/interpretive boards. Displays take you right from why the airport was built in Gander through the building of the airport. Details of how it was used as a staging post for aircraft being flown across...More

Thank Cliff J
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello Cliff, Thanks for stopping by our museum. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for the review, cheers!

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