Ulster Aviation Society in Lisburn
Ulster Aviation Society in Lisburn

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

Things to do near County Antrim

Aviation Society in Lisburn

Are you an aircraft buff? Would you like to get up close and personal with over 40 different aircraft including vintage fighter planes and military helicopters? Look no further, as the Ulster Aviation Society may be the place you are looking for! ...

Lisburn Bowl

Get your bowling shoes at the ready and bowl on down to Lisburn bowl in Belfast, impress your friends and family on the lanes with some strikes and spares.  Lisburn bowl has up to 16 lanes available with many exciting themed bowling ...

Visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Explore 100 acres of stunning gardens in the grounds of Northern Ireland’s only royal residence. Afterwards, enjoy delicious food and drink in our award-winning café. Discover stories of celebration, entertainment, diplomacy, and negotiation as you explore Hillsborough Castle’s fascinating history and stunning ...

Quad Biking in Lisburn

Love quad biking? Well, you’re in luck, at Spruce meadow parks adventure farm they offer great quad biking indoor/outdoor experiences for all ages. You may get a bit muddy so a change of clothes and footwear is recommended. This is a great ...

Visit the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Welcome to the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. Originally a museum focusing on the local history of Lisburn and the Lagan Valley, the museum expanded in 1994 with the opening of the Irish Linen Centre. The Museum and its collections are ...

Go Karting in Hillsborough

Are you feeling fast and furious? Come on down to Lyons Karting for the ultimate go-karting experience. With a range of go-karts for all ages to choose from.  It’s a high-paced and great racing experience you won’t forget anytime soon! All equipment ...

Greyhound Racing at Drumbo Park

Head down to Drumbo Park for live racing, great value food and after race entertainment every Saturday night and selected Friday nights. Admission and a race programme is only £8 per adult (£6 OAP and Student concession) payable on the door. This ...

Malone Golf Club in Belfast

Calling all golfers! Grab your clubs and come along to Malone Golf Club! Holding the title as one of the best Parkland Courses in Northern Ireland and located less than 5 miles from the city of Belfast, the courses come loaded with ...

Adventure Day at Colin Glen

Love action-packed day-outs? Well, you’re in luck! Down at Colin Glen, it’s action-packed with lots of unique activities for the whole family. From a large golf course to 5 and 7 side football cages for sporty types, to rope climbs and archery ...

High Ropes in Belfast

Wait no longer and head to SKYTrek and swing from rope to rope from a ridiculous height, the thrill you will experience is like no other. They have many high roping activities for all ages and experiences! Activities range from being 50ft ...

Water Skiing Lisburn

Attention all water sports fans it’s now time to suit up and splash on down to Meteor Waterski to take part in the thrill of water sports they have activities for all ages from water skiing, ski jumping, and waterboarding! buckle up ...

Indoor Skydiving in Belfast

Get ready to experience the wonders of indoor sky diving in Belfast with Vertigo! Feel the thrill of full power winds up to 120mph propelling you into the air be careful you might blow away! No need to worry about your level ...