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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

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The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is small as aircraft museums go, but it can easily keep you occupied for three to four hours. Of all the museums I have looked at, this museum offers something unique in my experience; visitors do no always have a barrier between them and the aircraft or display. Having taken a stroll around the museum and considering the limited number of barriers I did not observe anyone acting in a manner that may cause damage to the displays.

The number of full aircraft in restricted by the size of the location due to most of the RAF base having being turned into a commercial centre and so many of the exhibits are of the cockpit area only, but there are a fair number of complete offerings to look at as well. Rotary aircraft are particularly well represented and in many cases in what looks to be especially good condition.

Something that will appeal to members here is the museum shop, it has a model section which is far better than many of the model shops I have been to and the prices are not excessive. As with every location not everything is perfect, in this case the lack of hot food is in my belief the only real concern if attending with family members whose interests lay elsewhere. With that said you can get a hot drink and something quick to eat. I strongly recommend this museum to you if in the general area as entry is only £6.00 for an adult and family tickets will save you money on that.

Special event days for 2017
Sat 18th and Sun 19th March
Back lot Tour and storage area days

Sat April 1st to Wed 14th July 2017
11 weeks in 1982 The Falklands

Sat 8th and Sun 9th April 2017
Open Cockpit days a chance to get in the driverís seat

Sat 27th to Mon 29th May 2017
Open Cockpit days a chance to get in the driverís seat

Wed 20th July to Monday 31st Aug 2017
Special events to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays

Sat 12th and Sun 13th August 2017
Open Cockpit days a chance to get in the driverís seat

Sun 17th September
Battle of Britain parade and Sunset service

Sat 21st and Sun 22nd October 2017
Open Cockpit days a chance to get in the driverís seat

Sat 28th and Sun 29th October
Back lot Tour and storage area days

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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...


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