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.Take a look at our Salisbury itinerary maker website to schedule your visit to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Please note - We are at Old Sarum Airfield on the outskirts of Salisbury. We are NOT at Boscombe Down airfield.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Reviews
We came here after visiting old Sarum on a whim and I was really impressed, the staff were welcoming and very knowledgable. You can get inside a lot of the cockpits and get up close to a lot of the ai... more »
Spent a brilliant few hours reliving my childhood (truly a kid in the candy store) clambering in and out of the fabulous exhibits. It’s all wonderfully hands-on with very few ‘do not touch’ restrictio... more »
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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