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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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Very good displays

We went mostly for the 9/11 exhibit. Understanding that was easy to accomplish. Great cudo's to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Pat L
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Geneva, FL
Great aviation museum

If you love aviation then this is one museum you need to see. There is so much history in Gander as... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Allan R
,
Vancouver, 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 31 July 2016

We went mostly for the 9/11 exhibit. Understanding that was easy to accomplish. Great cudo's to the people of Gander for all they did for those who were forced to stay during this terrible time . The Newfoundlandlanders we've encountered have been warm and friendly...More

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

Hello Pat, Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you are enjoying your trip so far, and dropped by our museum. Cheers!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love aviation then this is one museum you need to see. There is so much history in Gander as it played a major role in aviation and the WW II, for transiting aircraft across the North Atlantic.

Thank Allan R
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Hello, Allen! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks so much for the great review!

Reviewed 17 July 2016

The North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander has something to offer all visitors no matter where your interests lie (history, planes, geography, the people of the area). The museum offers a chance to see the history of Gander as an aviation hub, plane simulators, the...More

1  Thank PepsiCola5
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello PepsiCola5, We are so thrilled you enjoyed your visit to our museum! Thanks for the kind words and for sharing about our exhibits. Hope we get to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is museum is right off the Trans-Canada Highway. The building is surrounded by several vintage aircraft. The building entrance is unique because it is marked by the tail of a plane. Inside the museum is small but don't be deceived. An aviation enthusiast...More

2  Thank Phil L
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello Phil, It's great that you liked the museum! Our location and interesting building certainly draw attention, we're glad you enjoyed that aspect of us. It's great hearing that people find our planes and displays interesting. Thanks so much, we hope to see you in...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Perfect size for a museum, it took us about 1.5 hours and we looked at pretty much everything as it was all interesting.

Thank JHUK2014
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello, So glad you enjoyed our museum! Thanks for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Give yourself plenty of time to read and enjoy everything. Going in the old cockpit was a highlight. Recommend watching the videos, especially the one on 9-11

1  Thank Lori L
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello Lori, Thanks for the review. It's excellent to hear that you enjoyed our museum!

Reviewed 20 June 2016

I really enjoyed the museum and I'm not really into aviation. I found it well and thoughtfully laid out. I loved how even the reception area was labelled "check-in". It's a compact building that doesn't take long to tour through but it definitely packs in...More

1  Thank Jen S
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hi Jen, Awesome to hear that you enjoyed our museum even though aviation isn't your passion. It's great to know it's something that everyone can enjoy! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Located on the south side of the TCH towards the west edge of Gander (some reviews have stated it was difficult to find). The museum is well sign posted. The venue is a bit small when compared to other Canadian aviation museums (Trenton, Comox, Calgary...More

1  Thank B737NGDriver
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello, Thanks for explaining the directions, hopefully it helps people find us. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit. We are a bit smaller than other museums, however are currently trying to expand and build a hanger for many of the planes you saw outside. Thanks...More

Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I had driven over on a Sunday so that he could take pictures of the planes that were sitting outside. The museum isn't open on Sundays and since the following day was a holiday, it wasn't open that day either. We did...More

1  Thank Connie M
NAAviationMuseum, Public Relations Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello Connie, Sorry we missed you on Sunday and the following Monday! However, we're glad you got the chance to stop in before leaving town! Thanks for the review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum but worth stopping in. Only $6 admission and right alongside the Trans Canada if you are interested in aviation this should be a stop. Aviation has been and still is such an important part of Gander's history that this captures...More

1  Thank AK_YYZ
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