Ulster Aviation Society in Lisburn

If you have an interest in aviation, then the Ulster Aviation Society’s collection is the must-see for you! It is a heritage collection of over 40 aircrafts and vehicles, including vintage World War Two fighters, Cold War-era fast jets and helicopters. Located within two authentic WWII hangers, it is an amazing opportunity to learn all about the history of aviation.

Where can I visit an aviation museum in Lisburn?

The Ulster Aviation Society is located inside the Maze Long Kesh development site (beside the old prison) on the West edge of Lisburn, just South of the Lisburn-to-Moira Road. Visits must be arranged and agreed at least 2 weeks in advance. Simply send them an email to arrange your visit!

You will be given a personal tour by a passionate volunteer. Admire the newly acquired Tornado GR.4, the ingenious replica Spitfire and the historic Ferguson Flyer 1911, to name but a few. There are even some more unusual fliers, including a Hot Air Balloon! Venture through the various display rooms packed with history. Visit the Air Crew Life Support Room and learn all about everything from flying suits to ejector seats. Try the Radio Room and learn all about aviation communication. Marvel at the intricate engines on display in the Engine room.

Tours typically last around 2 hours and are absolutely free! Winner of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018, the society is a charity that runs on donations.

Tours run at:

  • 10:30
  • 11:00
  • 2:00
  • 2:30

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