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.
Review Highlights
The story of an Aircraft manufacturer and its people.

This museum tells the story of mainly aircraft manufacturer Avro, its aircraft and its people on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Small museum, but packed with exhibits, including various cockpit sections of planes that you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard B
via mobile
Read all 146 reviews
All photos (103)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“vulcan cockpit”(40 reviews)
“roe”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Woodford Aerodrome Chester Road | Woodford Aerodrome, Stockport SK7 1AG, England
+44 1625 877534
Reviews (146)
Filter reviews
146 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsvulcan cockpitroeflight simulatormodern buildinglancaster bomberknowledgeable volunteershousing estateaviation enthusiastcold warfactory sitefire stationinteresting talkwell worth a visitearly daysmodel planesvip touriconic aircraft
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 146 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum tells the story of mainly aircraft manufacturer Avro, its aircraft and its people on the original site which designed, manufactured and flew such aircraft as Lancaster, Vulcan and Nimrod amongst many others. There are many exhibits including quite a few cockpits that you...More

Thank jmaydew2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum, but packed with exhibits, including various cockpit sections of planes that you can climb up into, (at a small additional charge). Manned by very knowledgeable volunteers, mostly ex Avro engineers I guess. Probably of the greatest appeal to real ‘air buffs’, but I...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place for aviation enthusiasts. The history of this aircraft constructor, is amazing. The staff are extremely knowledgable, they have amazing experiences to enthrall you. It is worth taking the opportunity to experience one or all of the available cockpits. Currently the...More

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built on the original site of the Vulcan factory, this is a compact, informative museum focussing on the history of the Avro company. It has a Vulcan cockpit you can get into and a complete bomber outside. Great for a 1/2day's entertainment and a piece...More

Thank Hans-Hungrig
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Inside the cockpits was extremely good and the guides very knowledgeable.

Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The majority of the exhibits are information boards with a lot of model planes . The only complete aircraft was a Vulcan and every air museum has one of those . There are a few cockpits and nose sections and that is about it. We...More

1  Thank kennethollerhead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a brilliant little gem of a museum if you are at all interested in planes of any sort - whether it's the origins of flight, to the Dambusters and their Lancasters, or all the way to the more recent planes like the Vulcan....More

Thank RobBeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good visit for adults and or families. Very friendly staff and good café on first floor accessed via lift or stairs. Aircraft cockpits ( Vulcan, VC10 and Lancaster) available at extra cost of £2 each per person. Highly recommended.

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are interested in Vulcan bombers so this was a must visit. It’s only a small place but we’ll set out. Great little cafe. Staff really helpful. But hard to find due to building works around the site but don’t be put off.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very interesting museum, lots of exhibits, well laid out & knowledgeable volunteers. A must for anyone interested in the history of aviation and or the company that built the planes, tested them etc. Also models & actual aircraft, the chance to sit in the cockpit...More

Thank Antonia R
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
11 December 2017|
Response from 420Lyn1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s still open but does not open on Mondays. The public days are Friday Saturday and Sunday. If you become a member of the museum you have the options of Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday as well. Those days are less... More
steven b
10 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Parkrunner71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's open to the public. You are best checking their website for the latest opening times.