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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection - Old Sarum Airfield close to city of Salisbury - NOTE SUMMER AND WINTER OPENING TIMES

Hangar 1 South
Old Sarum Airfield
United Kingdom
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We have recently expanded to include a second hangar with many more new and fascinating exhibitions on display.

19 Jan 2016 Extreme War Birding – Volunteering with the Collings - Tony Dyer, and Gary Dean

16 Feb. 2016 Hampshire’s First Space Rocket - Richard Brand, Electronics Engineer

15 Mar. 2016 The History of In-Flight Refuelling - Richard Tanner MBE MRAeS

21 April 2016 - Doctors with Wings - Dr Terry Martin

17 May. 2016 - Blind Landing at RAE Bedford - Alan Goodes

21 June 2016 - The Story of UK Jet VSTOL - John Farley

20 Sept. 2016 I learnt about flight test from that in 4.8 million miles - Capt Rod Sears

18 Oct. 2016 - Knocking Down the Stones-Stonehenge Airfield 1917- 1921 - Tim Brown

15 Nov. 2016 The Schneider Trophy Contest – 1913 to 1931 - Mike Marsden

20 Dec. 2016 - The C130 and me – My life as an RAF Transport Pilot - Derek Oldham


A 2ND HANGAR IS NOW OPEN - This exciting and unique collection of aircraft, cockpits replicas and models relates the unique aviation history of Wiltshire’s world renowned Boscombe Down experimental airfield.
Please note Winter and Summer opening times

In an era of military aviation development that will never return Boscombe Down was at the forefront with its dedicated military flight test centre. You are free to wander around the collection and see up close the technical wizardry of the machines. Children will be amazed by this impressive collection and even more so when they are allowed to sit in a cockpit (under adult supervision of course) and use the controls.

As part of its mission the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection aims to stimulate, educate and nurture the interest of youngsters in the clever and sophisticated technology of our recent past. Experienced and friendly guides are on hand to answer any questions they may have.

Children must be supervised at all times.

The collection is in the hangar of the active Old Sarum grass airfield, one of the oldest military airfields in the UK, still in constant use, where you can enjoy watching the light aircraft arriving and departing.

There is a shop selling aviation related items and a café on the airfield.

Opening Times and Admission

SUMMER OPENING To November 1st 2015 open Tuesday to Sunday inclusive 10:00 - 17:00

WINTER OPENING 2015-16 up to February 14th 2016 Open only Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 - 16:00

CLOSED 24-26 December 2015 and Jan 1st 2016

Last entry 1 hour before close.

If you have a party that wishes to visit outside these times please contact visits to see if we can meet your requirements.
• Entry Prices:
• Adults £8.50,concessions £7.00
• Children under 16 £6.00 (under 5 free),
• Families £ 23.00 (2 adults plus 2 children),

For Group entry arrangements please go to website link at the top of the page

For further details and the location please click on ‘Visit Website’ and ‘View on Map’ buttons at the top of this page.