Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Our museum is a truly hands-on experience with many interactive exhibits, with most of our aircraft cockpits available for you to sit inside. From the famous English Electric Lightning to the mighty Westland Wessex Helicopter - all for you to view up close. Suitable for families, children and young people.

After your visit see our shop for exciting gift ideas for anyone interested in aviation. You can even visit the shop without entering the museum, just in case you fancy browsing the aviation memorabilia.

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Venue/Contact Details
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Merritown Lane
BH23 6BA
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Open Daily All Year. , Summer: 10.00am to 5.00pm. Winter: 10.00am to 4.00pm;Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open New Years Day;Last admission 40 minutes before closing.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • School Holiday Only
  • School Term Only
  • All Year Round
  • Weekday All Day
  • Weekend
Contact provider directly for costs