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Address: Forest Hill Drive | Southdene, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 41 505 1295
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We learnt so much while visiting this museum. Its a bit tired looking and could do with a bit of a revamp, but otherwise the things on display were great and its definitely worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Secunda, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful Air Force museum run on shoe string due to lack of proper funding but Captian Mark Kellbrick and his staff have down great things on a very limited budget and for anyone interested in aviation it is must visit in Port Elizabeth.

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Secunda, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We learnt so much while visiting this museum. Its a bit tired looking and could do with a bit of a revamp, but otherwise the things on display were great and its definitely worth the trip. We wish we had known to book in advance about the flight simulator, but we will be back to book a session for that!

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Thank AndreaKT
South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We spent an informative hour here, there is plenty to hold the interest of most people from the aircraft & memorabilia to the letters written to families informing them of missing relatives - very sad! Would have spent longer only not enough to hold the attention of young children.

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Thank LyndylooSouthAfrica
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We recently attended the Port Elizabeth Bi Annual Airshow held at the Air Force Museum. The children loved seeing the Mirage jet plane as well as the helicopter. the museum has done well to preserve our military aviation history and they are currently busy with various restoration projects in their hanger. You can get a bite to eat and also... More 

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Thank Carl H
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

As a 22 year veteran of the RAF it was intriguing to see how things were on the other side of the world. Very dedicated gentlemen were very chatty. Lots to see and appreciate, needs funds to help keep it open so dig deep.

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Vigo, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The enthusiast will find plenty to hold the interest here though more general visitors might be disappointed. I recommend engaging with the volunteer looking after the exhibits. His enthusiasm and depth of knowledge really made for a very enjoyable visit. I think an hour will cover this visit comfortably.

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

The passion of the staff involved and commitment into preserving old aircraft is to be commended. It was a wonderful experience to see the old restored planes and history behind our air force heritage.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Its a very small museum, not much on offer but if you;re into these sorts of things, it will be worth the visit.

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Thank ReyGP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Really glad we visited. Need more visitors to help keep it going. Well worth a trip if you are into a bit of history & love planes

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Thank jillw328
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

The boys big and small had a great morning in this museum. They even showed us how they resorted planes.

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