We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

New England Air Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Phone Number:
+1 860-623-3305
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars...

The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Plan a visit today to check out exciting aircraft, displays, exhibits and programs that are perfect for all ages!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 213 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Randomly stopped to visit

My boyfriend and I did a impromptu visit to the air museum and we couldn't had a better trip. We walked around the various planes and learned something new with each exhibit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Diana D
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 207: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I did a impromptu visit to the air museum and we couldn't had a better trip. We walked around the various planes and learned something new with each exhibit. When it came to the planes where you could sit in them and experience what it's like to fly my boyfriend and I had various height problems (6'1... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diana D
Bristol, CT
Level Contributor
81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my granddaughter here for her 9th birthday as a surprise, she loved it, I was glad! lot's of interactive exhibits for the kids, she was even able to climb into a couple of cockpits. Lots of things to see and do that are aviation related. great for older kids and adults alike. The restored B-29 Superfortress was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Edward P
Suffield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with the intent of purchasing something for someone at the gift shop. Then ended up touring the Museum. WoW!! Such history, they cover military air travel, civilian air travel, the history of air travel all in such a mesmerizing way. Docents are there to answer questions... you can SIT in some of the cockpits!! I will be back.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue Z
Boston
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The New England Air Museum is a historical dream come true for anyone interested in the subject of flying. There are many airplanes of all types including military and commercial. The museum has open cockpit days during the Summer season for everyone to try. There are also numerous opportunities to volunteer.

Helpful?
Thank MajorCruiseFan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Spent one night here with a hundred or so scouts from around the region. Great program by the museum staff and a wonderful museum for any aviation or history buff. My son and I slept under the wing of a F-4 Phantom after a hour on the flight simulator and another hour with the director telling stories about the Bermuda... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe S
Elizabethtown, KY
Level Contributor
185 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I was early as I was headed to Bradley Airport for my flight. I saw the Air Museum sign near the rental car turn-in so decided to check it out. I'm glad that I did. I'm a airplane buff so was very pleased to see their collection. The highlight was seeing the B-29 and getting to go up in it... More 

Helpful?
Thank ElCid83
Vienna, Virginia
Level Contributor
214 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I came up to the area for another purpose altogether and saw their sign off the road behind the airport and decided to leave enough time for a quick visit. I did a search online and saw that it had a good sized collection and positive reviews, so decided to visit. And, indeed, the collection is really quite varied and... More 

Helpful?
Thank travel-here-there
north haven
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great displays, lots and lots of planes. 3 Hangers full of planes, Military, commercial, and a HUGE bomber. Very informative staff.

Helpful?
Thank andrea k
Enfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was here in the summer of 2016 the entry price was a little high, but the education about the planes and their service is what its all about . my son and granddaughter loved it . though either have ever been on a plane both could tell you about each and everyone of the planes there the guides were awesome... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tina S
Florence, CO
Level Contributor
157 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are a serious aviation buff, plan to spend a day. There is lots to see and read. Nicely presented collection with some unique aircraft. Be sure to check out the used book shelves at the back of the gift shop.

Helpful?
Thank BackRoadBruce

Been to New England Air Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of New England Air Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Boston, Massachusetts

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from New England Air Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?