Boscombe Down Aviation Collection | Day Out With The Kids

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

5 star Rating 5 / 5 2 reviews

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

  • Aircraft exhibiting at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection in Salisbury
  • Aircraft controller at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection in Salisbury
  • Cockpit at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection in Salisbury
  • Aircraft exhibition at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection in Salisbury
  • Woman in aircraft at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection in Salisbury

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is both an historic museum as well as being a fun and educational experience for kids, with the ability to get into cockpits, hear engine noise, see how the controls work on the jets and listen to air traffic control talk to aircraft.

With fast jets such as Harriers, Jaguars, Hawks and a Tornado this is a very unique experience. A Battle of Britain display and a vast collection of model aircraft are also in the Hangar.

With areas for Birthday parties, a shop stocked with aviation gifts, where there is the opportunity to buy a model of your own!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Hangar 1 South Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ, England


Click here to visit Boscombe Down Aviation Collection's website
01722 323636

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £8.50
Kids (under 16): £6.00
Families: £23.00
Under 5's: Free

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information


Fantastic place and location

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Sachi . 30.03.17

We had a fantastic time here. We have 2 children under 2 and our toddler loves aeroplanes and flying. We got to sit in lots of cockpits and have hands on learning. We have a double buggy and the team on site were so helpful with letting us in through the bottom doors so we could walk around. The guides are ex pilots and so full of knowledge and amazing tales. The collection is situated right on Old Sarum airfield which has helicopters and light planes constantly taking off right in front of you. Our toddler was amazed for hours! There is also a skydiving company based here so we got to see skydivers parachuting down every hour as well. There is a stunt plane that also takes people up. The views across the valley are beautiful and there is a cafe with outdoor seating area to take in the view. You really need a good day to go here as the airfield and cafe are half of the attraction.

Great for the whole family

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by LadyV . 04.02.17

My husband, myself and our 4 year old daughter enjoyed this immensely. The guides have all personally worked on the restoration of the planes and they have engaging and interesting stories to tell! What I especially liked about this attraction is that you are not only allowed, but encouraged to sit in the cockpit of many of the planes - which of course my daughter lobed! Highly recommended.