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North Atlantic Aviation Museum

135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
+1 709-256-2923
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Even non enthusiasts will enjoy this museum

We were booked into the Quality Inn Airport and decided to go for a walk. What a pleasant surprise... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
funinsun166
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Progreso, Mexico
Intersting Museum

Small museum but nice displays and very interesting with lots of information, especially the 9/11... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
helenjaneb2015
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Horsham
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The Museum’s collection focuses on North Atlantic aviation history as it pertains to Gander and Gander International Airport, from the 1930’s through to present day, focusing on the WWII years through the early jet age. Highlights of our collection: We have several WWII aircraft engines, a restored WWII DeHavilland Tiger Moth bi-plane, a WWII Lockheed Hudson MkIIIA mid-range bomber (which we are told is one of only 8 left in the world, and is the only one in North America), a 1950’s CF101 Voodoo jet, a 1930’s Beech 18-S, and a 1940’s Canso PBY-5A waterbomber. Of special interest, above the main entry we have positioned the tail section of a DC-3 (1930’s model). We also host numerous items relating to 9/11 and the events of what happened here in Gander. We also offer Beyond Words Tours, a 9/11 experience here in Gander which highlights our town and key aspects of our 9/11 story! Join us as we take you on an unforgettable journey showcasing the inside scoop of what’s happened!
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
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+1 709-256-2923
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were booked into the Quality Inn Airport and decided to go for a walk. What a pleasant surprise to find this museum a 5 minute walk away. Professional displays, very interesting , with airplanes to see up close, informative story boards, a video with...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small museum but nice displays and very interesting with lots of information, especially the 9/11 event. Lots of car parking and also a small shop. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this museum on our way around the island. It’s small but packed with lots of history. I can only see it getting bigger and better. A stop for sure if you are traveling thru the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum on interstate in Gander. Interesting displays inside of the history of Gander airport. Some good information on 9/11 event and the effect it had on the town and how the local people responded. Interesting aircraft outside in need of renovation and being brought...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent effort in portraying the complete history of the town and airport, including 9/11. For all ages.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed learning about Gander Airports history, how and why it was vital and how much of an achievement it was. My grandfather flew out of Gander during WWII so I was particularly interested in the area.

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was almost closing when we passed through Gander so we just stopped to look at the planes outside. Pretty amazing, lots of information on the each plane on the markers infront . Next time will make sure to leave enough time to go through...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the aviation museum. Growing up in Gander during the 1960s it was extra special to pull into the parking lot and see a collection of airplanes that once flew over my head. The museum itself is very well done...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum was wonderful to visit. You could walk around at leisure, listen to a few of the displays, watch a video on 911, and sit at a simulator.

Thank sfinbow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is interesting. It is good for telling the story of aviation in the Gander area. Didn't like the Air Canada DC8 with three engines. All the ones I saw had four. Why have a broken model? The three girls on duty were very...More

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NAAviationMuseum, Manager at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments.Our summer students have only just begun their summer jobs with us. They haven't had the time yet to absorb all there is to learn about the fascinating history our Museum holds. We do hope you enjoyed your visit!

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