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image for Museum - Transport item typeEast Midlands Aeropark

Museum - Transport, next open Fri 30 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Contact

The Manager

01332 850463

Address

The Aeropark,
East Midlands Airport,
Castle Donington,
Leicestershire,
DE74 2SA

Details

A must visit for those interested in the history of aviation. Find planes of yesteryear or see modern airliners taking off and landing at East Midlands Airport. There is a viewing mound where the top of the viewing mound is just 170 meters north of the main east/west runway of the airport.

The Aeropark has a collection of 18 complete airframes on external display within the park with another 5 aircraft under complete restoration and 4 aircraft sections.

Inside the hanger there are a number of aircraft engines including a Rolls Royce Spey, Bristol Hercules and Gyron Junior, along with a Link Simulator and numerous other aircraft components, photographs etc.

In addition to the aircraft on static display there are very popular viewing mounds where you can view the movements at the International East Midlands Airport, there are picnic tables on the viewing mounds and throughout the site.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

The site is being developed constantly, so watch out for ongoing improvements, including catering facilities and a gift shop.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 30 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018 Thu 11:00 to 16:00 | Sat 12:00 to 17:00 | Sun 10:30 to 17:00
Also open on Bank Holidays 10:30 - 17:00

Prices

Entrance to the Aeropark is free for children under 5 years of age, £2 for 5 to 16 years and £4 for adults.

Car parking is free.
Note: Entrance fees for Special Event Days and Open Days may vary please see details for the event.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 24 Jun Open Day
Sun 12 Aug Open Day

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

The site is being developed constantly, so watch out for ongoing improvements, including catering facilities and a gift shop.

Directions

See location of East Midlands Aeropark on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 452256  Lat: 0.00000 Long: 0.00000

Located on the north-west corner of East Midlands Airport, near Castle Donington.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11.1 km from East Midlands Parkway station