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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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Museum and New 9-11 Tour

The museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of Gander's role in the development... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mamajax24
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
A must visit

While in Gander for the day, we stopped off at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. My husband and I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Diane R
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Yorkton
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Renovated in the spring of 2012, 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, with the bulk of the artifacts, photos, and text 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), and out the back of the building, overlooking beautiful Gander Lake, is the cockpit of the DC-3, which visitors can enter from inside the building.
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135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of Gander's role in the development of transatlantic flight and all the aviation history. Find out Gander's nickname and why they got it. You can browse on your own or request a guided tour o...More

Thank mamajax24
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While in Gander for the day, we stopped off at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. My husband and I were so impressed with the exhibits. I didn't know all the history before, but am very impressed and touched by all the exhibits, especially the one...More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice place along the highway andgood for a short visit. Although not so much to do for kids, the simulation is good. A lot of information. Impressing history. Could be more pictures.

Thank Brigitte N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting small museum with history of aviation in NL and beyond. Particularly interesting is the story, pictures and videos of the remarkable reaction of Gander's citizens to the exceptional situation which they had to face on 11 September 2001. Definitely worth spending an hour...More

Thank Carlo S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love visiting aviation museums and this one didn't disappoint. Not only do they highlight the past of the Gander Airport, there are also some great displays covering their participation in Operation Yellow Ribbon when the town of Gander welcomed 42 planes that were diverted...More

Thank Everfabulous
Reviewed 1 week ago

From a major importance in WWII protecting the coast and ferrying planes to England, to becoming the gas station of the world, to the emotional 9/11 response of the local population, this is well worth a visit.

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I dropped in on rainy Gander day. Entrance overgrown and easy to miss. Interior clean and welcoming. $7 for senior rate bit steep for what u get. Displays interesting but a bit tired. Info. about 911 was informative and well done albeit from...More

Thank Tnywes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I came as I learnt so much by visiting this museum. I found out much more about people being diverted to Gander on 9/11 and was interesting to see the letters and stories.

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NAAviationMuseum, Director at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting, and thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through Gander we ran into some heavy rain so we pulled in here to wait it out. The admission price is very reasonable. My 9 year old son really liked this place, esp the simulator. It has a small but interesting 9/11 exhibit. The...More

Thank Juanita G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically visited this museum in order to see the tribute to the people of Gander for their outstanding contribution to the people who were stranded from the 200 planes which were forced to land on 9/11. Along with this display, we found the other...More

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