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Choose from Three Options
- C$6 for one adult admission (C$12 value)
- C$11 for two adult admissions (C$24 value)
- C$20 for two adult admissions and two youth admissions (C$40 value)
Guests should allow a total of two hours for a complete walk through of the museum. In addition to aircraft exhibits, the museum houses a flight simulator free for visitor use. Children age 5 and younger are admitted for free.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Although it memorializes the lives and exploits of countless Canadian pilots and engineers, The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum began as the dream of just four men. From a hanger at Hamilton Airport, friends Dennis Bradley and Alan Ness, along with their partners Peter Matthews and John Weir, set about preserving Canada's warplanes for the benefit of future generations. From the acquisition of their first Fairey Fireflies to the ambition rescue of an Avro Lancaster previous mounted for use as a statue, the collectors behind the museum painstakingly restored and recreated the planes that defended the nation and defined Canada's military aviation identity.
Pilots welcome the public into the same Fairey Firefly and other vintage aircraft for special flights, but visitors don't need to leave the ground to peer into the cockpit of Canada's aviation history. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's 108,000-square-foot hanger houses more than 40 historic aircraft, from biplanes such as a Fleet Finch to the nose of a Boeing 727. Viewing stands allow for up-close looks at many of theses aircraft, and visitors can even sit in the cockpit of a CF-100 when volunteers are on duty. The museum's value as a storehouse of history hasn't gone unnoticed; it's one of a handful of museums designated as a Cultural Property Institution by the Canadian government.