There’s a day out that nobody should miss during a Bournemouth holiday, and that’s the Bournemouth Aviation Museum. There’s something exhilarating about getting up close to the planes that have made history, and it’s difficult to tell who loves this open air museum more – the kids or the mums and dads.
Take your time and wander the airfield (taking as many snaps of your clan with the aircraft as you want to of course) during a visit to this relaxed family attraction. The exhibits include a Vulcan Bomber, a Wessex Helicopter, a Hunter, a Viscount, a Meteor and many more. Aviation enthusiasts will think they’ve died and gone to aircraft Heaven, and even if you don’t know the first thing about flying this is a unique day out that will make your holiday in Dorset.
It’s not all about the aircraft though, oh no. You’ll also find a Daimler Fleetline double decker bus, a fire engine, flack dispensers and a Zeppelin propeller. Practice your best Top Gun poses before you arrive as trust us, you’ll feel inspired to strike them once the excitement grips you. The flight simulator is the perfect chance to find out how it feels to be on board a small aircraft, and it’s an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum hosts events throughout the year, so check ahead to see if there’s anything special happening while you’re in the county.