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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Address: Merritown Lane | Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA, England
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+44 1202 473141
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Sunday with my grandson

We use Bournemouth Airport and have noticed this museum. Lovely hands on feel for the visitors old and young. If you are an aircraft buff and looking for publications lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
George A
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We use Bournemouth Airport and have noticed this museum. Lovely hands on feel for the visitors old and young. If you are an aircraft buff and looking for publications lots of books here. Everyone was very friendly and the viewing platforms for the aircraft taxiing in the airport are another bonus . Well worth a visit..

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Thank George A
Pembrokeshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great place, run solely by volunteers, passionate about aircraft. We were on holiday and were driving past and happened to see the sign 'Aviation Museum', so went in. So glad we did. We spent a very enjoyable hour here, seeing different types of aircraft, and it was possible to sit in some of the cockpits. For aircraft enthusiasts... More 

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AJH39, Trustee at Bournemouth Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Yes-we are passionate about our planes and hope the enthusiasm of the volunteers adds to the pleasure of a visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As aviation museums go this is a little gem. It's not so much the quality of the airframes but the accessibility for small and big kids to sit in the cockpits of so many different types of former RAF aircraft. The airliner front sections are also very interesting and the opportunity for visitors to in the pilot seats and just... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a rather grey and soggy at times New Year's Day and had a brilliant time. Apart from a couple of other visitors we pretty much had the place to ourselves and had immense fun getting in the various aircraft and aircraft cockpits. As a museum curator myself I really enjoyed sitting in some of the aircraft and... More 

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Thank BuffytheVampireBat
Shropshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fairly small outdoor site with a lot squeezed in. This is a no frills experience but for £3 child entry, it's good value. Unlike other air museums, you can touch and get into most of the aircraft/bits of aircraft! And if you like to do more than just look, then there are detailed information boards and plenty of enthusiastic... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

you get to climb in most of the planes. really helpful, interesting and motivated volunteers to tell you about the place.

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Thank EdBond
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I think the whole point of trip advisor is to be honest, and this museum is run by friendly enthusiastic volunteers but that is the best thing going for it. I have visited many aviation aircraft museums, and I understand that the aircraft are going to be in worse for wear condition, but here there were few aircraft and the... More 

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Thank Twinklestarlight
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lots planes (or sections of planes), most of which you can go in or sit in the cockpit. Very informative information boards. Live information about what's going on at the airport across the road.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to explore with kids, but also grown ups. Plenty on different planes where kids can jump to cockpits. Space for picnic. Its ran by amazing volunteers that are always available to help or to inform.

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Thank Carlos A
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Visited last Sunday, pretty much on impulse. Weather was dull and dreary but this place really lifted my spirits. The first thing that struck me was the friendliness and helpfulness of the volunteers - the second thing was that it only cost £6. The volunteers were never pushy but encouraged visitors to sit in the aircraft. They have an interesting... More 

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