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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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A real treat!

Just visited with our 4yr old daughter, she absolutely loved the cockpits, being able to climb in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
A must visit, hands on, attraction for young and old alike!

An incredible find! Such a treat to find a museum where you're actively encouraged to climb into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited with our 4yr old daughter, she absolutely loved the cockpits, being able to climb in and touch the controls, headphones etc. Also loved wearing the flight helmet and now has her own flight suit! It’s a really good interactive museum.

Thank Rubicon2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible find! Such a treat to find a museum where you're actively encouraged to climb into, touch and play with all of the exhibits! An amazing day out for all of the family... On our visit everyone from Grandad and Nanny to sons and...More

Thank JonBM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time just before Christmas with young children. How refreshing to find an aircraft collection where you can climb into the cockpits and see what it was really like for the pilots of the military aircraft. The staff are so friendly...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The collection is well signposted from main road and with free parking too. A very warm welcome from staff that were obviously passionate with what they do. Amazing collection of books and other goodies for sale in the shop. Reasonable entrance costs for a visit...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very passionate staff who care about what they do, I would really recommend you have a look around you can sit in the aircraft and they have signs with plenty of information. They work very hard there to maintain history.

Thank Tammy752
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Being able to climb inside historic aircraft, fly in simulators, try on uniforms and helmets brings the aircraft to life. Guides were passionate and incredibly knowledgeable whilst also being friendly and approachable. Excellent place to visit.

1  Thank RrR90876
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A most fantastic 3 hours. My boys (13 & 10) loved being able to clamber into the cockpits & play around with the controls. I had the great fortune to be shown around by Gordon, the tour manager, and was thoroughly spoilt. His enthusiasm shines...More

Thank Malcolm L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our visit to this aviation collection was superb. The guides were extremely knowledgeable all being ex test pilots, pilots, air traffic controllers etc all volunteers who are extremely proud of the British aviation history. Our guide Gordon who was the guide manager gave us a...More

Thank brianhX2833WF
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting this amazing collection of aircraft was made all the more pleasurable because of the fantastic staff (or should I say volunteers) who go above and beyond the call of duty. A wonderful dementia friendly place.

Thank janetzzzz
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Fantastic venue for corporate events with an Air theme. My company turned it into a film location for a team-building video-shoot for an afternoon - so much fun! Dedicated conference room for the whole day with full AV facilities. We were really well looked after,...More

1  Thank Suze C
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Questions & Answers
Andy W
6 January 2018|
Response from Ron F |
Yes but usual clean up rules apply.
27 July 2017|
Response from Ron F | Property representative |
Yes we do. However usual hygiene rules apply.
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.