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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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Who Knew? Loads of Interesting History about the Importance Gander

Pros: Very interesting little known (at least to us) story of the monumental importance of air... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
RoapTripper3081
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A must do in Gander!

There really isn't very much to do in Gander, but the Aviation Museum is well worth a visit, and a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Rory K
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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 5 September 2016

Pros: Very interesting little known (at least to us) story of the monumental importance of air travel through the city of Gander. From a small outpost, to a WWII strategic point, to major international flight refueling station, the museum follows Gander's history through time, also...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

There really isn't very much to do in Gander, but the Aviation Museum is well worth a visit, and a suitable reminder to flyers everywhere of the dark days of WW2. I once made the trip across the Atlantic in a DC3 and we used...More

1  Thank Rory K
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Hello Rory, Glad to hear you enjoyed our museum. It's always great to hear about people who have had stopovers years before return and visit us. The women definitely played an important role and hopefully you'll be able to visit again once our Ferry Command...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This museum has a great deal of artifacts on display. Some airplanes outside too! The tail of a DC3 hanging over the front door, and cockpit hanging out the back of the museum!

Thank Sam N
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Hey Sam, Thanks for the review! Fun fact about the DC display is that the top of the museum is painted to look like the rest of the plane!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

While small, this museum is professionally set up and does a great job explaining the history of Gander and its significance during WWII and then the early days of trans-Atlantic passenger air travel. There`s even a nice display on the 911 response wherein Gander hosted...More

Thank Walter W
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Hello Walter, We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our museum and had a chance to spend some time here. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

There's not a lot to see inside but it's still worth a walk area. The planes on outside are worth the visit. Great for kids to walk up and look at the planes. The staff were helpful. I would go back to visit.

Thank Jon N
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Hi Jon, Thanks for dropping by, we appreciate the review! Glad you enjoyed our museum, and will pass along your review to our staff!

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

What's not to like about this small museum with a very big heart! Gander has been an important stop on the way to Europe since the beginning of air travel. This well organized museum gives an excellent overview of that evolution with a heartfelt final...More

Thank E R
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Glad you visited! We're pleased that you enjoyed our museum so much and had a chance to drop by. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

One of our final stops on our central NL vacation, it really was a matter of saving the best for last. The whole family loved the experience, both inside the facility and outside with all the restored/maintained historic aircraft. The various displays inside told an...More

1  Thank Chris G
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hello Chris, Thanks for much for the great review! It's great to hear that you loved our museum. Cheers, hope to see you again!

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Some of the interactive displays were non-functional, the museum is rather small given the extensive aviation history in Gander, and the 9/11 display is simply a small video screen on a wall playing a single loop of video (maybe 5-10 minutes long), to which you...More

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NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hello, Thanks for the review. We are a smaller scale museum, however, hoping to change that by building a second building in the near future for our Hudson Bomber. We appreciate your input and hope that you can visit again in the future when we...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were in town resting after 5 weeks of touring in a motor home. Took an hour to tour around the displays and listen to the 9 11 visual. Outside are 4 aircraft which made up a nice physical display.

Thank roncdn
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Hello, Hope you are enjoying your trip so far! Glad you stopped by the museum and enjoyed our displays! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 31 July 2016

I actually really loved this museum, staff are very educated and friendly! Especially loved the piece of the twin tower. This museum makes you appreciate this island even more. By far one of the best parts about my trip!

Thank Kelsey G
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Hi Kelsey! We will pass along to our summer students your friendly message! It's great to hear when people love our museum so much! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Newfoundland

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