Museo del Aire

Museo del Aire, Madrid

Museo del Aire
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA33 contributions
Cool artifacts, but history narrative drops off at 1936...
Nov 2020
Neat aviation museum with lots of interesting artifacts of Spanish aviation. Many early aircraft are replicas. Perhaps 1/4 of the exhibits are in Spanish only, but the major items all have English. Up to 1936 they offer a detailed narrative of Spanish record breaking and military use of aircraft. Right at 1936 (Spanish Civil War), it falls off a cliff. They don’t touch it. From then on, artifacts are presented with almost no discussion of the conflicts they were involved in or tactics employed. This is consistent with every other Spanish museum I’ve been to. However I’d expect a military museum to at least skirt the edges. They don’t. Worth the visit if you're into aviation & military history.
Written 30 November 2020
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Scuba_Stevie78
St. Gallen, Switzerland200 contributions
Spanish Airforce History - some unique aircraft`s to find on the gem
Feb 2020
I was in Madrid for an champions league football game but i didnt wanna miss the chance to see this museum.
The museum is directly located at the E-90 highway. If your coming from the main city you have to do an u-turn at the highway exit about 2-3 km ahead. The entrance of the hotel is an very narrow entrance with an shield of the spanish airforce. It might confuse a bit but your allowed to drive with the car until carpark of the museum (see picture).
If you come with public transportation there is 2 posiibilities. Taking the metro and exit at Cuatro Vientos. Then you can walk approx 1.5km along the E 90 on the south side till you find the entrance. If you dont wanna walk that long you better take the bus. From City Bus Station and exit at "CTRA.A5-ESCUELA de Transmisiones". Take the Bus in Madrid center from "Intercambiador de Príncipe Pío" . Many Bus lines are passing this station sou you could take buses 511, 512, 516, 518 as a few example.
Leaving with direction to City Center would be then "Pºextremadura-escuela de Transmisiones" just opposite of the other Bus station. There you take the Bus again to starting point Principe Pio.
The Museum has some nice areas as the Hangar 1 and 2 with the starting of the spanish airforce. The halls are dedicated to 1 and 2 nd worldwar. Lovely made and a lot to read.
Outsisde are the Jea Area where i think is not so many explanation and would appreaciate some more details of that ara.
Also a bit a pity that its not allowed to enter any jet cockpit ot other cockpit. At present is only an CASA Parachut trooper walkable what is a bit sad for the touch and feel experience. I spent 2.5 hours there what was mainly in hall 1 and 2.
Written 24 February 2020
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Wander2003
San Francisco, CA27 contributions
Best Airplane Museum!!
Mar 2019
If you are a fan of airplanes, war airplanes and war helicopters you should check this place out!!! There are many different types of airplanes! Loved it!
Written 11 December 2019
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Jose S
Madrid, Spain112 contributions
A huge collection
Feb 2019
Any Aviation lover will enjoy. The collection is really impressive; the condition of some of the planes should be better.
Written 2 December 2019
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Ian S
Luton, UK236 contributions
Excellent Museum for aviation Enthusiasts can highly recommend.
Sep 2019
This is an excellent museum for both those who love aviation there are some rare types on display not seen elsewhere. the layout outside and inside the hangars allows you to get close to everything.However the museum is only open for 4 hours a day (opens 10am) and most of the staff do not speak English so I advise getting there early also because of its location getting there by taxi may be the best bet. A couple of tips 1 if you have a bag these are not allowed to be taken into the museum, so outside next to the entrance there are lockers in which you can leave your bags these cost at the time of my visit 1 euro secondly make sure you stick to the pathways and do not walk on the grass areas as members of staff patrol and will blow there whistles if you deviate from the pathways.
Written 9 September 2019
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mikeparr12
9 contributions
Closed
Sep 2019 • Couples
Was really looking forward to seeing the museum today. Got an uber spent the money and the hassle to find it.
Despite what the web site said we were greeted at the gate by a guard that said the museum is closed. So a waste of about 30 euros. Just wish these places would post exceptions to open hours on the web sites.
Written 7 September 2019
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neilscallan
Crawley, UK20 contributions
Great museum to visit
Apr 2019 • Solo
Was in Madrid and was so happy to actually visit this fantastic aircraft museum . I took metro to Cuantro Vientos then walked the 15 minutes along the motorway ( there is a very safe track to walk along ) . You have to go pass military gate and museum is at end of road . The museum had a few guides , one spoke in English but others where also very helpful . I got the for 10.00 am and stayed for over 2 hours as the museum has many aircraft . The price to get in 3 euros a bargain . If you have the time please visit you won’t be disappointed.
Written 15 April 2019
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Jovial D
769 contributions
wow
Feb 2019 • Family
this is really a wonderful place for the whole family to visit. so many WWII planes, really well displayed. amazing indeed.
Written 28 February 2019
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emrgdoc
mississauga10 contributions
amazing airplanes
Jul 2018
If you are into airplanes, do not miss this one! So many vintage planes! From ww1 all the way to present day. It is a bit difficult to get to when driving as you can miss the cutoff from the highway very easily.
Written 20 February 2019
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Nathan L
5 contributions
Great
Sep 2018
I went along to the Museo del Aire a couple of weekends ago. I have been staying in Madrid for work. This museum is fantastic, with so many aircraft on display, and plenty of information and signs in English. Also free entry! Very impressed with the amount of effort that has gone into the displays. I wish we had something this good in Australia. Madrid should be very proud of this museum. I caught the metro to Cuatro Vientos and walked about 30 minutes to get there which was fine, but good idea to take a car if you have one.
Written 10 October 2018
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