Bournemouth Aviation Museum Exhibits


…to the Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

We’re different to many other museums and offer a “hands-on” experience. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to climb into the cockpits of many of our aircraft. Imagine what it is like to be a pilot by handling the controls and fly away to wherever your imagination desires.

No need to pre-book a visit (unless Groups of 8 or more) just come along whenever you want to, there is plenty of free car parking. If you are bringing a group of 8 or more, please submit an Application Form on the website or phone the Museum to discuss arrangements.

Admission prices are now: Adults £10 and Child (age 3-16) £5. An annual membership is also available allowing unlimited visits. For details see under Friends  at the top of this page.

Welcome aboard.


  •   Brilliant! Very informative, and unlike other museums because they let you touch almost everything! Very well run and plenty of things to do. Really recommend going here.


      Located right by the Bournemouth Airport runway, so nice and easy to find, they even write down when all the planes are leaving so you can go up to the... read more

  •   Took our 13 year old plane mad son. Great value for money. Has basic facilities and no coffee shop but going in lots of the planes was a real... read more


      Went ophere with my two young boys. They had a great time. There is so much for them to do. The attractions include a fire engine, double decker bus and... read more

  •   Great place. It's right by the Bournemouth Airport runway and they write down when all the planes are leaving so you can go up to the viewing platform and see... read more


      As I enjoy walking around aviation museums and found this one, it’s small but you can get into some of the cockpits which is interesting. Staff are really good and... read more

    Tim M
  •   I really do love this place - EXACTLY AS IT IS! Open air, not undercover. And all the exhibits are accessible to visitors to touch, inhabit and play... read more


      Marvellous at both ends of the spectrum. The fire engine was great fun for children, as was the yellow double decker bus - my grandson loved being the driver... read more

  •   Perfect for our 5 year old son. Very friendly staff too. Wouldn’t be much fun in the rain as it’s outdoors.


      So very interesting. Small outdoor are but with some fascinating insights in aeroplanes and flight. Pleanty of parking and reasonable entry. staff very knowledgeable.

    Gavin W
  •   This is a good value and fun day out for all the family. Loads to see and the employees are very helpful and friendly.


      A simple collection of old planes (and a few other vehicles), most of which you can climb in to. It’s great for plane enthusiasts and small boys. Run by volunteers... read more

    Jacqueline F
  •   Lots of aircraft cockpits to sit in.really liked the Vulcan bomber cockpit. The 737 aircraft exhibit is great.


      Whilst visiting Bournemouth airport on business, I dropped upon the aviation museum by accident, and what an accident!, The volunteers are so friendly and passionate about their collection, they have... read more

  •   Not bad for kids but most of the exhibits are a bit shabby and run down, I’ve been there before but it seems to have deteriorated.