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The Ulster Aviation Society museum is located at Lisburn in Northern Ireland and is 8 miles southwest of Belfast city centre.

The collection of 40+ aircraft and vehicles, ranges from vintage WWII fighters, through Cold War-era fast jets, Shorts-designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft, Irish Air Corps aircraft, plus military helicopters, engines, artefacts and rare aviation reference materials.

The Ulster Aviation Society have over forty aircraft and is the largest private collection in Ireland.

The collection is housed in two World War 2 hangars which were constructed around 1941 and used throughout the war.

Ulster Aviation Society is a Voluntary Association of Aviation Enthusiasts which was founded in 1968 and accepted as a charity in 1997.

The collection of 40+ aircraft and vehicles, ranges from vintage WWII fighters, through Cold War-era fast jets, Shorts-designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft, Irish Air Corps aircraft, plus military helicopters, engines, artefacts and rare aviation reference materials, all with strong links to aviation within the island of Ireland.

Ulster Aviation Society Address & Travel
Ulster Aviation Society
Gate 3 - Maze Long Kesh
94-b Halftown Road
BT27 5RF
Northern Ireland, UK
Telephone: 07724 896215 Ray (Chairman)

The museum 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. It is only accessible via vehicle... ONLY via "GATE 3" at Maze Long Kesh, off the Halftown Road. The satnav postcode is BT27 5RF.

FROM BELFAST: Drive west on the M1 motorway and leave on the Junction 7 off-slip for Sprucefield Lisburn, bearing left to turn toward Lisburn. Proceed under the motorway overpass bridge, and turn left immediately at the traffic lights beneath it, heading west on Blaris Road for almost 2 miles. At the Halftown Road T-junction, turn left, then immediately right to the security Gate 3 at Maze Long Kesh. A security attendant at the barrier can guide you from there.

There's only one main tarmac road directly to the museum on the site (passing the Air Ambulance on your right). Once you arrive at our hangar compound (on your right), drive through the main gates in the middle and park around the edges of the spacious car park (although from early 2021 our car park is currently closed due to restoration work on our large Hangar Doors, thus please park outside the fence to side of the road). The pedestrian entrance is now around the LEFT SIDE of the LEFT hangar 1.

FROM OTHER DIRECTIONS: Make your way to the Sprucefield Lisburn roundabout and follow the directions above to Blaris Road.

How to visit collection
All visits to the hangars or Tours by the public are organised by PRIOR arrangement ONLY currently. More information can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
The Opening Hours can be found on the official website.

For more information then visit the
Ulster Aviation Society official website.

Accommodation: postcode - BT27 5RF

Museum Aircraft

Museum Aircraft:

Fast Jets:
Phantom FG.1 - XT864
Tornado GR.4 - ZG771
Buccaneer S.2B - XV361
Canberra PR.9 - XH131
Fouga Super Magister (218)
Jet Provost T3A - XM414
Sea Hawk FB.5 - WN108
Vampire T.11 - WZ549
Gloster Meteor

Second World War:
Spitfire Replica (marked P7823)
Argus - HB612
Wildcat FM-1 - JV482

Alouette III - 202
Puma HC1 - XW222
Robinson R-22 - G-RENT
Scout - XV136
Wessex HC.2 - XR517
18A Gyroplane - EI-CNG

Bulldog T.1 - XX637 (XX530 tribute)
Fairey Gannet - XA460
Percival Sea Prince - WF122
Piper Cherokee Six - G-CDUX
Reims Rocket Cessna

Sherpa Jet SB.4 - G014-1
SD-330 - G-BDBS
Tucano T.1 - G-BTUC
Tucano T.1 Fuselage - ZF167

Ferguson Flyer 1911

Aerosport Scamp
Fred Series 2 - G-BNZR
Evans VP-2 - G-BEHX
Goldwing - G-MJWS
Himax R-1700 - G-MZHM
Quicksilver Ultralight
Rally 2B Microlight - G-MBJV
Sea Hawker - EI-BUO

Special Interest:
Canberra B2 Cockpit - WF911
Devon C2 Cockpit - VP957
Gun Turret FN-4A
Hot Air Balloon
Tornado cockpit
V-1 flying bomb
Learjet Prototype Testbed

Future Projects:
Auster Terrier - G-AVCS
Pitts S-1A

The museum also includes a vehicle collection:
AEC Matador
Bedford QL Bowser
David Brown Tugmaster
Ferguson Tractor
Amazon Coles Crane

There are also several specialist rooms which can be seen on the official website here.