Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • NottmFoody
    Arnold, United Kingdom810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum.
    Excellent facility. Well laid out with excellent condition aircraft which you can get up close to. Many of which are still flying including one of only 2 flying Lancaster Bombers left in the world. Lucky enough to see it flying when I went.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Andrew W
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful collection of planes in a beautiful faculty for anyone with even a slight interest in Canadian aviation histor
    If you have any interest in Canada’s aviation history you will find this museum a delight. Lots of planes on display and in the process of restoration with helpful information signs. The staff were exceptionally helpful and the pilots just wonderful. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to fly on an old propeller driven plane, check out one of their rides- such a fun experience. The museum has plenty of parking, a large gift shop and great cafeteria with a view of the planes in action outside. It’s attached to Hamilton airport so convenient if you are flying into there for a visit to the area. Highly recommended
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 2, 2023
  • Angie S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Treasure of History
    Oh my word, what a wonderful treasure in Canada! 💙 If you love history, airplanes and war heroes then you need to visit. First, (as of today) only two flyable Lancasters exist ... the UK, and guess who else has one? Hamilton, Canada and she is one BEAUTIFUL 78 year old bomber! You can even pay to go on a flight with her. The care and expertise of maintaining this bomber is mind blowing. Yes, we traveled from Florida to see her. 💙 We were not disappointed. Every detail in this museum is perfection. One reason our visit was amazing was due to volunteer, Bill Brown. He spent over two hours giving us a personal tour. His knowledge and details made our visit come to life as we walked among living history. The CF-101 Voodoo, B52, Starfighter, DC-3 Dakota ... uh, wow! Just wow! Thank you, Bill Brown, for teaching us so much. His storytelling and humor was a main highlight of this visit. 💙 Plus, you even get to watch repairs being professionally made to aircrafts in this jewel of a museum. Thank you Canada, for investing, preserving, teaching and keeping our heroes alive!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Fred B
    Saint Thomas, Canada53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Must See These Warbirds
    This Museum is very easy to find on Hwy 6 south of the 403. Very worthwhile with nicely displayed aircraft and some excellent engine cutaways so you can see how things work inside. My only wish is that they would have a de Havilland Mosquito. The Lancaster Bomber is truly amazing.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 14, 2023
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Kerri R
Hamilton, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I am a frequent visitor the the Warplane museum. Every time I attend, I marvel at all the amazing aircraft displays. The museum does a fantastic job of offering fun and engaging events for all ages. Recently, I was a volunteer parking staff member for the Comic Con event. There were plenty of attendees dressed up in their favourite Cosplay or hero costumes. There was plenty of room to manoeuvre through the museum, tons of vendor booths, interviews and celebrity meetings. I am also delighted that the museum continues to offer ample FREE parking for all events. I wanted to highlight the excellent service of the museum and in particular, The Runway Café, who despite having had a credit/debit terminal issue Saturday morning, were still able to manage a huge line-up of attendees, vendors and guests by providing hot, tasty food that was processed quickly and efficiently. I was impressed! Thank you Warplane Museum for your amazing events and airplane fly-by's! I look forward the the RCAF 100 year celebration in 2024! Well done!
Written January 3, 2024
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Fred B
Saint Thomas, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This Museum is very easy to find on Hwy 6 south of the 403. Very worthwhile with nicely displayed aircraft and some excellent engine cutaways so you can see how things work inside. My only wish is that they would have a de Havilland Mosquito.
The Lancaster Bomber is truly amazing.
Written November 14, 2023
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Fennec
Toronto, Canada248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
History!! So much to learn! My aviation loving heart swelled with delight at the sight of the mix of planes that are kept under 1 hangar. It was neat to be able to sit in some of the old planes, seeing how much needs to be handled to make these amazing machines airborne. Be sure to engage some of the guides in conversation because these people know their stuff.
Written October 26, 2023
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Angie S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Oh my word, what a wonderful treasure in Canada! 💙 If you love history, airplanes and war heroes then you need to visit. First, (as of today) only two flyable Lancasters exist ... the UK, and guess who else has one? Hamilton, Canada and she is one BEAUTIFUL 78 year old bomber! You can even pay to go on a flight with her. The care and expertise of maintaining this bomber is mind blowing. Yes, we traveled from Florida to see her. 💙 We were not disappointed. Every detail in this museum is perfection. One reason our visit was amazing was due to volunteer, Bill Brown. He spent over two hours giving us a personal tour. His knowledge and details made our visit come to life as we walked among living history. The CF-101 Voodoo, B52, Starfighter, DC-3 Dakota ... uh, wow! Just wow! Thank you, Bill Brown, for teaching us so much. His storytelling and humor was a main highlight of this visit. 💙 Plus, you even get to watch repairs being professionally made to aircrafts in this jewel of a museum. Thank you Canada, for investing, preserving, teaching and keeping our heroes alive!
Written October 25, 2023
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Andrew W
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
If you have any interest in Canada’s aviation history you will find this museum a delight. Lots of planes on display and in the process of restoration with helpful information signs. The staff were exceptionally helpful and the pilots just wonderful. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to fly on an old propeller driven plane, check out one of their rides- such a fun experience. The museum has plenty of parking, a large gift shop and great cafeteria with a view of the planes in action outside. It’s attached to Hamilton airport so convenient if you are flying into there for a visit to the area. Highly recommended
Written October 2, 2023
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Rayisa n Ron
Hamilton, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Flew in the Mitchell B25 Bomber today. What a ride! Great crew, great experience and can’t wait to book a different plane. Thanks guys.
Written September 16, 2023
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John H
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Next to the Air & Space museums, this is probably the best warplane museum I’ve visited. They have around 45 restored aircraft including an Avro Lancaster, B-25, C-47 and others that you can pay for a flight in. They also have a few planes on display where they let people sit in the cockpit which was a big hit with the kids I saw there. If you want, they also have simulators you can try out (I didn’t) Spent two hours there and probably could have spent longer, but had to leave. A definite must for warplane enthusiasts.
Written August 19, 2023
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NottmFoody
Arnold, UK810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Excellent facility. Well laid out with excellent condition aircraft which you can get up close to. Many of which are still flying including one of only 2 flying Lancaster Bombers left in the world. Lucky enough to see it flying when I went.
Written June 16, 2023
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Charles C
Barrhead, Canada88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Spent hrs there very informative and friendly people lots to see well presented. For a war museum this one is well set up and easy to navigate. The volunteers that helped were well trained and very helpful, very knowledgeable. I felt that I was a special person when talking to them
Written May 5, 2023
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Doug W
Mississauga, Canada2,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
THE NEW FLY ZONE is quite a treat!!!!!!!
A virtual reality experience which lets 'you "fly" either a P-51 MUSTANG or an F-18 HORNET JET FIGHTER (we did the MUSTANG) and the motion of the chair just does a wonderful job of enhancing the game.
Half hour is $30 and we went first thing Friday morning so we had the complete attention of the very helpful and cheery Dwitney who helped us through our missions.
I might have a few "tweaks" to suggest for the next time such as rolling the targets more quickly though so we wouldn't seem to be spending so much time tracking down our targets.
But a great time......and you get a free admission to the WARPLANE HERITAGE MUSEUM so it is well worth the trip!!!!
Definitely suggest you make your reservations during the less busy weekdays if you can (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays). And another hour or more for the museum after.
Good food in the RUNWAY CAFE as well.
Written April 28, 2023
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