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Highland Aviation Museum

9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness IV2 7XB, Scotland
+44 1667 461100
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Strange experience to visit. Exhibits are good, potentially dangerous, metal knobs etc all around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AviemoreScotland
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Something special

So glad we decided to visit this museum. Feel very privileged to have gotten the chance to be so... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Karenandfamontour
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Fife, United Kingdom
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Highland Aviation Museum is a family friendly, educational attraction just next to Inverness Airport. You can see a range of real life historic military aircraft and even go inside & pretend to be a fighter pilot. For the more avid enthusiasts, there are a wealth of technical facts and historical artifacts to browse. Our displays contain materials dating back as far as WW1. Come along to enjoy a great couple of hours.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness IV2 7XB, Scotland
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+44 1667 461100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strange experience to visit. Exhibits are good, potentially dangerous, metal knobs etc all around visit at your own risk. The place is staffed by volunteers, although they can be helpful, do expect your visit to be strange, expect the unexpected!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided to visit this museum. Feel very privileged to have gotten the chance to be so close to aviation history. The 2 members of staff were so passionate and informative, they really made the visit come to life for us. It really...More

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hello Karenandfamontour, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us on Tripadvisor, we appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your interactive experience and the informative guides. We wish you safe and happy onward travels :)

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The museum has a Tornado and Hunter on display, plus Valiant, Nimrod, Buccaneer, and Lightning cockpits you can sit in. This separates it from most aviation museums; you can get hands-on with the aircraft. It's family-friendly for kids, but don't wear heels if you want...More

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hello L S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us, we really appreciate your feedback. We are proud of our fully interactive experiences and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are delighted that you had a a wonderful experience, we...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum today with my daughter and we had a blast, it's small but crammed full of planes and jets with the added bonus you actually get to sit in the cockpit, that's what we loved about the place, they have part of the...More

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hello Gotham68, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit with us, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed the interactive experiences on offer and made use of our friendly and knowledgeable team. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We really enjoyed the time here , it was fascinating how these pilots fitted into the cockpits of these old planes and the amount of instruments. The volunteers John and Chris were absolutely brilliant ,their knowledge and banter was great ,the enthusiasm they showed for...More

Thank Maria H
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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hello Maria H, We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent experience with us, and appreciate your wonderful comments with regards to everything from the interactive experiences and our friendly and knowledgeable team. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I enjoyed this place ,you got lots of history about the planes and also got to go into them it only cosy five pounds

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello Elizabeth R, Thank you so much for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent visit and hope that you will be back again soon.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I was originally dubious about paying £15 for a family ticket when the size of the outdoor part of museum looked quite small. I was proved wrong. Something a little bit different to do! We went as a party of 9, 4 adults and 5...More

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello glasg0w_lass, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the interactive experience.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The Highland Aviation Museum is a phenomenal resource for anyone with a passing interest in aviation. For those of a more specialist inclination, it is truly off the scale. Cold-War jets being the primary motivator with the spectacular Vickers Valiant cockpit access being the main...More

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello Philip C, Thank you so much for writing such a wonderfully detailed review, it is absolutely fantastic. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you will come back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

You can enter the cockpit in several planes and play with levers. Lots of interesting information for adults too.

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello Surfingwiththealien, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of us, we really appreciate it. :)

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

While this is by no means as polished a museum as the nearby Morayvia in Kinloss, it shares much of the same philosophy and passion, allowing guests to sit in cockpits, touch knobs, buttons, pedals and sticks to one's heart's content, which is a completely...More

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amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Hello Håkon S, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us on Tripadvisor. The team are delighted with your feedback and in particular that you enjoyed chatting to them about anything to do with aviation, it is their...More

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Samaryah S
17 September 2017|
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Response from Gotham68 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I'm not sure who you would contact about that, it's not far from Inverness and if you're unfortunate that it's closed then I would recommend a drive further down to Ardesier to visit Fort George, and that's a... More
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Koalatravelor
9 July 2017|
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It's only a 10minute walk from the airport.
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