The New England Air Museum is committed to presenting the story of aviation, the human genius that made it possible and the profound effects that it has had on the way in which we live.
We achieve this by preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts; engaging our visitors through high-quality exhibits that help them understand aviation technology, history and the stories of the men and women who built, flew and made history with these famous machines; inspiring students through our innovative and hands-on education programs delivered on-site and in schools that allow them to discover and reflect on aviation technology and history and its ties to social studies, science, geography, and technical advancements.
The New England Air Museum is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a private, non-profit educational institution organized in 1959. Located Windsor Locks, Connecticut, near Bradley International Airport, the Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England. This educational organization is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs.
We are excited to welcome you back!
After a successful reopening over Memorial Day weekend, the New England Air Museum is delighted to announce its five-acre outdoor grounds will be open to the public starting May 28, 2020. The grounds will be open Thursday-Sunday from 10:00am-3:00pm, and visitors will be able to see ten outdoor aircraft, peek inside exhibit hangars, as well as get a behind the scenes look into the museum's storage hangar, a space that is rarely open to the public. This outdoor museum experience will be available for a reduced admission rate of $7.50 for adults ages 15 and older, $2.50 for youth ages 4-14, and children 3 and under admitted at no cost. Museum members will continue to enjoy free admission, as well as veteran's courtesy of KeyBank.
To ensure the health and safety of the museum's visitors, staff, and volunteers, the New England Air Museum will continue to follow all COVID-19 rules issued by the Governor Ned Lamont and Reopen Connecticut, and no more than 200 people will be allowed onsite at any time.
Until the State of Connecticut relaxes the rules further and allows for the opening of interior museum spaces, the New England Air Museum will allow visitors to access its outdoor grounds only following essential social distancing practices. Details of the museum's plans for the remainder of the summer will be released shortly.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Great for fathers and the whole family!
The New England Air Museum is the place to be this Father's Day with its extensive collection of aircraft and engaging exhibits. The New England Air Museum's collection contains over 100 aircraft ranging from early flying machines to supersonic jets.
Over 55 aircraft are on display in three large exhibit hangars and an outdoor display area (open depending on weather) while others are in storage and restoration hangars.
In addition, families can explore New England's rich and dynamic history in aviation through these unique exhibits located throughout the Museum's three heated and air-conditioned hangars.
Dads will love the aircraft and history!
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The New England Air Museum is situated adjacent to the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut midway between Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts.
Important note: Many GPS and online maps do not accurately place the New England Air Museum. Please use the directions provided here and the Google maps buttons above for reference.
Take I-91 North or South to Exit 40 (Route 20). Take the second right exit off Route 20 and turn right onto Route 75 North. Continue for 2.8 miles. Take left at Museum sign onto Perimeter Rd for 1.7 miles. The Museum will be on the right.
If you are coming from Bradley International Airport, follow the signs to Route 75 and turn left and head east onto Schoephoester Rd. Turn left onto Route 75 North. Drive 2.2 miles and turn left onto Perimeter Rd. at the Museum sign.
FREE onsite parking and plenty of room for buses.