|Bournemouth International Airport, Dorset|
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Established in 1999 from the former Classic Jets Museum, this museum houses a range of airframes from the 1950s and 1960s. The museum was forced to close in late 2007 to accomodate infrastructure development at the airport, but was able to reopen 0n 24 October 2008 at a new location not far from the previous site. Unfortunately the aircraft are now exposed to the open air and are no longer housed in a hangar.
At Bournemouth International Airport, Hurn, west of the A338, north of Bournemouth in Dorset. On the B3073 Bournemouth International Airport perimeter road – follow the signs to ‘Adventure Wonderland’.
Approaching from the A338 directon, with the airport on your right, you will see a Vulcan nose on the left, followed a sign for ‘Adventure Wonderland’. Taking the first left turning, the road doubles back and then turns right. You will see the museum on the left.
Open daily, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, March to October; Open daily, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm November to February, (last entry 3.00 pm). Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
See official site for details.
Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop.
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|XH537||Avro Vulcan B.2MRR||XH537||Nose||Displayed|
|XE856||de Havilland D.H.115 Vampire T.11 &||G-DUSK||Complete||Displayed|
|WT532||English Electric Canberra PR.7||WT532||Nose||Displayed|
|ZF582||English Electric Lightning F.53||ZF582||Nose||Displayed|
|WS776||Gloster Meteor NF.14||WS776||Complete||Displayed|
|XG160||Hawker Hunter F.6A||G-BWAF||Complete||Displayed|
|XL164||Handley Page Victor B.2||XL164||Cockpit||Displayed|
|KF488||North American Harvard IIB||KF488||Reconstruction||Displayed|
|XR346||Northrop MQM-36A Shelduck D.1||XR346||Composite||Displayed|
|‘WW421’||Percival Provost T.1 ##||G-BZRE||Composite||Displayed|
|XX763||SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1||XX763||Complete||Displayed|
|–||Vickers Vanguard||–||Cockpit Simulator||Displayed|
|G-OPAS||Vickers Viscount 806||G-OPAS||Cockpit||Displayed|
|XT257||Westland Wessex HAS.3||XT257||Complete||Displayed|
& Owned by Dawn to Dusk Aviation.
## Composite airframe with WW450.
Notes: The size of the collection has been reduced as aircraft previously on loan have been retrieved by their owners. Chichester-Miles Leopard G-BKRL has now left the site. Vampire T.11 cockpit XK627 only stayed for a brief period.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA. Tel: 01202 473141. Official Website