- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
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 Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Hangar 1 South Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Kids (under 16): £6.00
Under 5's: Free
1 hour before attraction closes
At Bocombe Down Aviation collection the cafe is located in the main airfield building yards from the museum.
There are male and female toilet facilities.
Models, games, books, paintings, drawings, mugs, pencils, pens.
Great for the whole family
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.
Fantastic place and location
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.