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Shannon Aviation Museum
Shannon Town, Co. Clare
Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
Release your inner pilot with an Aviation Discovery Tour at the Shannon Aviation Museum in County Clare. The tour includes a virtual flying lesson with a real pilot instructor followed by an interactive guided tour around the museum. This unique aviation experience will make dreams come true for any budding or armchair pilot.

Visit the Shannon Aviation Museum in County Clare and learn about the fascinating world of flight. Ideal for small kids, big kids, flight enthusiasts, budding pilots and aviators.

Find out how the wing makes lift and what forces act on an aircraft in flight. Enjoy a demonstration on the flight simulator with your pilot instructor, who will show you the flight controls and instruments. The fun really begins as you take off as pilot of the Extra 300 aerobatic aircraft competing in an Air Race with other aircraft around New York City. First to loop the loop over the Statue of Liberty scores.

After all that excitement, you are guided through an impressive collection of aircraft, jet engine models, a Spitfire Cockpit, memorabilia and artefacts in the Shannon Aviation Museum. Learn all about Shannon Airport’s unique history and contribution to global aviation. Exhibits include a BAC 1-11 cockpit and fuselage section, Phantom F4 rudder and historical celestial navigation instruments.

End your memorable visit to the Shannon Aviation Museum by dressing up in a choice of flight suit or Airline Captain stripes and taking some fun aviation themed photographs.

Why we like it
  • Learn about the wonderful world of aviation and physics of flight with an Aviation Discovery Tour.
  • Enjoy a virtual flight in a high performance aerobatic aircraft and take a guided interactive museum tour.
  • Hear about Shannon Airport’s unique history and contribution to global aviation.
  • See displays of aircraft, jet engines, landing gear, cockpits, model airplane artefacts and memorabilia.
Contact details
Link Road, Shannon, V14 PH34, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2.5 to 3 hours here.

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