Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury

4.8
#1 of 6 in Museums in Salisbury
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
A facinating collection of whole aircraft, cockpits, models and artefacts for aircraft and weapons trials. Many of the cockpits are open for kids of all ages to climb in to.

Please note - We are at Old Sarum Airfield on the outskirts of Salisbury. We are NOT at Boscombe Down airfield.
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  • We visited this afternoon and were the only ones there. Whilst this meant that we could spend as long as we wanted looking in each exhibit, it is a shame that it wasn't busier as it is a fantastic...  more »
  • What a fantastic place, even with covid the exhibits are so interesting and staff are passionate and helpful. The new prototype Hawk was an amazing site and I can’t wait to go back and see many of...  more »
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  • We had so much fun here. Lots of cockpits for the kids (aged 6 and 12) to sit in and press the buttons, uniforms for dressing up in and we loved sitting inside the Comet too. My son was lost for words when one of the guides (who are fantastic) told him he was touching a nuclear bomb. Watching the skydivers come down in the field outside was an added bonus and just as memorable for the kids!
  • A very interesting visit. The historic aircraft are very well restored by a team of dedicated volunteers. This is a work in progress and aircraft are being restored all the time. The most unique thing is that visitors can sit in the cockpits where the pilot sat, switch switches push buttons etc. The volunteers are very knowledgable and on hand to answer any questions. They have restored a complete Harrier Jump jet that flew in the Falklands war. Great! Thoroughly recommended.

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