World’s Top 10 Best and Most Amazing Aviation Museums

Since there inventions, aircraft have surprised and impressed us in many ways. From their blazing speed to their designs, aircraft will catch your eye. But where should go to see and learn about aircraft? Well here are 10 amazing aviator museums that you should visit.

1.  Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, D.C)

 

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, D.C)

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This museum holds the largest amount of aircraft in the world. Not only does it teach about aircraft and history, but it also teaches planetary science, terrestrial geology, and physics. Each and every display in this museum is the original or the original’s back up. In 2014 this museum has had 6.7 million visitors. It is opened from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The museum is free, however Imax films, planetarium shows, simulators and special programs do cost money.

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2.  Imperial War Museaum Duxford ( Duxford U.K)

 

Imperial War Museaum Duxford( Duxford U.K)

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This aviator museum is based in the U.K as the largest aviator museum. It not only holds up to 200 aircraft, but also miltary vehicles, artillery and minor navel vessels. It has seven main exhibition buildings. It holds many events like air shows as well. The museum is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00 pm. The cost of the tickets are $18.59 for adults, $9.27 for children from ages 5-15, A family tickets range from $32.53 to $48.84. It cost $14.84 for Seniors, students, the disabled, and the unemployed. Carers, Children under the age of five, and Friends of Duxford get in for free.

3.  Frech Air and Space Museum (Le Bourget, France)

 

Frech Air and Space Museum(Le Bourget, France)

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Occupying over 150,000 square meters of land and hangars, the French Air and space Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. This museum contains 150 aircraft. It contains very modern air and space craft like the Concorde and very old aircraft like the L’Oiseau Blanc. This aircraft is rare and it is one of the last of its kind.

The museum is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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4.  Polish Aviation Museum (Krakow, Poland)

 

Polish Aviation Museum(Krakow, Poland)

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The Polish Aviation Museum contains are large amount of air craft. It consist of over 200 aircraft. It also includes sailplanes and 100 craft engines. This museum has a large aviation library. Despite its location, it has very little planes from Poland as they were destroyed in WWII.

It is open from Tuesday to Sundays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On Tuesdays the admission is free, but on other days. The tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for children and students.

5.  Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Ottawa, Canada)

 

Canada Aviation and Space Museum(Ottawa, Canada)

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Canada’s national aviation museum, this museum is the best in Canada when it comes to aircraft. This museum contains a large amount of both civilian and military air craft in order to teach the history of Canada. This museum also teach about space shuttles and space itself. The museum comes with a cafeteria, and a gift shop.

From May 11 to September 1 it is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, while from September 2 to May 10 it is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The cost is $13 for adults, $10 For seniors age 60 and up, 10$ for students age 13 and up, $8 for children ages 3-12, and is Free for children 2 an under, veterans, and members of the museum.

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6.   China Aviation Museum (Bejing,China)

 

China Aviation Museum(Bejing,China)

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This is the best aviation Museum China has to offer and it shows. This museum comes with 200 aircraft, specifically from the Korean war and the Cold war. However it contains old air craft like a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer Replica. This museum also contains ground-air missiles, high cannon, radar, and aviation bombs and cameras. There are three main parts to this museum . The first tunnel contains things like Japanese and Chinese aircraft, the second contains 19 photographs that are easy to take pictures of. They even have aircraft from north Korea in this tunnel. The third tunnel contains a field and a lake. The aircraft here are the largest, and helicopters are also in this area.

This musuem is open from 8:00am to 7:00pm. The tickets cost $5.

7.  Prague Aviation Museum, (Kbely, Czech Republic)

 

Prague Aviation Museum, (Kbely, Czech Republic)

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An airport gone museum, this museum contains 275 aircraft, with 110 on public display. This airplane shows the many aircraft built during both WWI and WWII plus 1960’s supersonic jet fighters. Today the museum also displays aircraft the the soviet union, the United States, U.K, Sweden, Switzerland, and other countries.

It is opened every day from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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8.  Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum (Alice Springs, Australia)

 

Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum(Alice Springs, Australia)

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Australia’s great aviator museum. This museum has plenty of aircraft, some like the Pilatus PC12 can be peered into. They also display historic radios and medical equipment. This museum comes with a 70 seat theater, when they share stories about those who survived war and were visited by flying doctors.

The museum is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a half and hour tour. The cost is$15.00 per adult, $40.00 for a family ticket, $8.00 per child aged 6 to 10, $10.00 per student , and $10.00 for concession.

9.  Hangar-7 (Salzburg, Austraia)

 

Hangar-7(Salzburg, Austraia)

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Red bull’s very own hangar. This hangar contails 25 historical airplanes, helicopters and formula one racing cars. This Hangar also contains a restaurant, two bars, and a lounge. This museum is open to the public. This museum is open daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm. The cost is free. The restaurant is open from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

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10.  Palm Springs Air Museum (California, United states)

 

Palm Springs Air Museum(California, United states.)

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This non-profit museum has a goal of educating people on the history of World War II combat air craft and the role of american pilots in the war. Despite its small size, it holds one of the largest collections of WWII aircraft. This museum has display hangars, a theater, a gift shop, a research library,flight simulator, education center, and a ramp and airport access for flight demonstrations.

It is open seven days a week, from 10:00am to 5:00pm on most days and is closed for thanksgiving and Christmas day.

The cost of it various

Adults:$15.00

Seniors 65 and older: $13.00

Retired military with ID:$13.00

Teens:$13.00

Children 6-12:8.00

Children 5 and younger go in free

Family Group of 2 adults and 3 children under 13:$30.00

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