New England Air Museum33 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 36 Perimeter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA, 6096, East Granby, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8606233305
- Fax: +1-8606272820
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Social, Arts, Museums
The New England Air Museum is located in the Windsor County of Connecticut. This aerospace museum houses three display hangars. The exhibit features 66 aircrafts, a variety of missiles, ejection seats, 26 helicopters, and other flight-related equipment. It also features the history of Sikorsky Aircraft, items on French aviation, Kosciuszko Squadron, Tuskegee Airmen and 57th Fighter Group. The museum regularly keeps restoring aircraft models like the Lockheed 10 Electra, Gee Bee Model R and Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
New England Air Museum Reviews & Ratings
My family and I had a great time here. My son and I love airplanes and this place is filled with so much history. Great selection of military and civilian aircraft. The displays they have throughout the museum have a wealth of information of aviation history. There is also the sound of the Bradley Airport air traffic controls over an intercom as you walk through the areas of the museums which give this place a nice touch. We will definitely come back. Highly recommended!
This museum has a truly remarkable collection of aircraft in three hangers, one of which is almost entirely occupied by a B29 bomber in beautiful condition. They have military and civilian aircraft, all lovingly restored and cared for. The only down side? It would have been cool to have access to a few more of the cockpits. Several were marked as open sometimes, but only one was a available (briefly) during our extended tour of the museum. Also - poorly signposted! It's practically hidden. Perhaps with more visitors, they could afford more docents to oversee cockpit visits?
Awesome facility. It is well maintained and they have way more on display then I ever would have imagined. Well worth the price or admission.
I have been to a couple other air museums and this one is really impressive. One of the employees was kind enough to show me how the B29 turret targeting system worked. Awesome technology for WWII. He also pointed several other wonderful items. Some wonderful and impressive people have donated their time to restore this history. If I lived in the area I would be a regular visitor.
Wonderful experience! The wealth of knowledge from all the volunteers is amazing. I learned so much, got to sit in the cockpit of a P47 Thunderbolt, watched as they put one plane in storage and brought another out.