Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Save almost 20% BDAC Old Sarum tickets for the family today for one of the best Salisbury days out

The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, located in the Old Sarum Airfield, is one of the best things to do in Salisbury and is a Wiltshire family day out that's not to be missed. With the family of four ticket, you can save almost 20% on your visit to Boscombe Down! 

  • Adult tickets from just £9.50
  • Child tickets from only £6.00
  • Concesstion tickets from £8.00
  • Family tickets for two adults and two children for £25, was £31

Save on your Salisbury day out and get tickets to Boscombe Down Aviation centre in Old Sarum today for the best prices online. 

Visit one of the best days out in Wiltshire for history-lovers and aviation enthusiasts

Head on an exciting journey through the skies without actually leaving the ground at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection.

Located in the Old Sarum Airfield, the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is a must-see site for aviation enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. From fully restored WW2 jets to the vehicles, weapons and engines used by them, each plane has a story to tell, whispering tales of daring pilots and the evolution of flight.

Each plane in the aircraft has been stunningly restored to their former glories, as you marvel at the glossy coats and striking colours of these historic jets. It's a truly fascinating experience that will captivate families of all ages.

Discover iconic jets on rainy days out in Wiltshire or in the stunning Salisbury sunshine! 

BDAC Old Sarum is open all year, which means that whatever the weather, you can be sure that you'll be able to view all the collection's jets with all their impressive might. 

You can even have a go at seeing what it must've been like for pilots as you climb into the cockpits of jets that once shot through the skies, it'll make you feel like a true airforce hero!   

As you stroll through the collection, you can't help but feel a sense of wonder at the many marvels of aircraft and aviation.

Whether you're a seasoned aviation buff, looking for things to do in Salisbury with the family, or just want an all-weather day out full of awe and inspiration, Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is just the place for you! 

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How to find us

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is located in Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ. Just off the A345, five miles south of Amesbury, south miles north of Salisbury

Note: The site is NOT on the MOD Boscombe Down Airfield.  

By car:

Via the A303:

  1. At the Countess roundabout (junction of the A303 and A345) take the south bound A345 towards Salisbury for 5.8 miles.
  2. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Portway
  3. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto Portway.
  4. At the traffic lights turn right onto Lancaster Road - Sarum Business Park.
  5. At the end of the road take the sharp left turn.
  6. Take the next right turn (between the hangars), Hangar 1 South is on your right at the far end.
  7. Turn right at the end (in front of the Comet).
  8. The public car park is on the airfield side in front of the low buildings.
  9. The entrance is through the western doorway in the low buildings.

Via Salisbury: 

  • At the Castle roundabout (junction of the A36 and A345) take the north bound A345 towards Amesbury for 1.6 miles. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Portway.

February 2024 - 19th October 2024

Summer opening times
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Public Holidays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Gift shop
  • Paid parking
  • Café

For wheelchair users:

BDAC can provide reasonably level access to the Collection via the hangar doors on request. However, currently there are no disabled toilets, nor can disabled access be provided for the cockpits.

For partially sighted visitors:

Some of the exhibits have an audible description that can be accessed over the web from either a smartphone or a tablet. 

You can find a café on the airfield. There is no indoor picnic area, but you can picnic on the grassy parking area outside.

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