Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Hangar 600 Bournemouth International Airport
BH23 6SE

Bournemouth Aviation Museum is the only UK Charitable Museum dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public at large, amongst others, operational examples of historic military jets and its aircraft are appreciated by the many hundreds of thousands attending UK airshows - including Farnborough. Bournemouth Aviation Museum occupies a 30,000 sq ft hanger at Bournemouth International Airport and employs a limited number of staff together with over 70 unpaid volunteers.

Further information

Opening Hours:

April to Oct open daily - 10am to 5pm Nov to March open daily - 10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)


£6 for adults £3 3-16 yrs old Free for under 3s

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

Technical Library: Use of our technical library is available by appointment only. Contact the museum by telephone or fax only please on 01202 580858 for further details. Lecture Room: An ideal de-briefing room for organisations or clubs who choose Bournemouth Aviation Museum as a destination for day trips etc. Our newly decorated lecture room is available to clubs / societies etc at reasonable rates and includes en-suite kitchen facilities, TV and video. Sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks can be pre-ordered through the museum shop. A hot drinks vending machine is also on the premises. Contact the museum by telephone or fax on 01202 580858 for further details. Disabled access: Bournemouth Aviation Museum has been developed in co-operation with Social Services to provide wheelchair access.

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