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For those with a passing interest in Aviation and those with a passionate interest, a visit to Shannon Aviation Museum in Co Clare is a must for everyone!

summer camps 2022 - 8-12 Years

Aviation is a fascinating subject, so encourage your child’s dreams with an Aviation Camp at Shannon Aviation Museum this summer!

Aviation Discovery Tour

If you are looking for an exciting family experience with older children in mind, or have a budding or armchair pilot, why not check out our Aviation Discovery Tour!

Scouting Ireland Air Activity Badge

The Scouting Ireland Air Badge workshop starts with a ‘minds on’ session on to how the wing makes lift, what forces act on the aircraft, and how it is controlled in flight. The real fun part is next, a ‘hands on’  simulated flying lesson!

Summer Academy 2022 - 13+

Aviation Academy is a unique way to explore the fascinating world of flight, with an insider’s view. It combines daily tutorials from professionals from across the industry. Students even get to test their flying aptitude and skills in the B737 -800 NG with a real world pilot!

TY Aviation Career Field Trips

Flight holds a particular fascination and therefore is an excellent springboard for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects, making them relevant and linking them everyday life. Why not give your TY Students the opportunity to see this for themselves!

School tours at shannon aviation museum

Aviation is a fascinating subject and children are especially curious about the wonders of flight, so let them discover the science behind flight with our exciting Aviation Primary School Tours!

aviator birthday parties

Party in style at Shannon Aviation Museum, it’s a must for any budding pilot and their crew. This is a great idea for older children and a great opportunity to introduce curious minds to new ideas in a fun way. 

our brand new merchandise collection

Check out some of our brand new merchandise in Shannon Aviation Museum, including t-shirts of all sizes, travel flasks, mugs, caps, hats and more!

Upcoming events

Check out our new website facility showing you all of our upcoming events at Shannon Aviation Museum for the year ahead!

Museum Admission

Book your tickets online directly with us prior to your arrival. We are open Wednesday – Saturday from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

fly a boeing 737-800NG simulator

Experience Flight from the Captains seat with a B737-800NG Flight Simulator Experience Gift Voucher!

Our B737-800 NG flight simulator is constructed using the cockpit section of a real aircraft, C-GAPW in service for over 30 years.The flight deck features many original Boeing parts, the control columns and throttle which add to the incredible realism of this unforgettable experience. You can even invite a guest to share the flying or just sit back and watch you fly!

Museum Admission and Tours

Museum Opening Times:
We are open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm for the summer season

Guided Tours are at 11am and 3pm daily subject to availability.

Museum Admission 
Adults €12.00
Students / Seniors /Over 12’s  €9.00
Under 12’s   €6.00
Under 12 months free 

Flight Simulation is not included in Museum Admission.  Check out our Aviation Experience Tour for info

We can only offer guided museum tours at specified booking times as above and also as part of Aviation Discovery Tour which we recommend for anyone over 8 years.

You are most welcome to drop by and self tour anytime! 

Aviation Discovery Tours

Discover the fascinating world of flight! 
Shannon Aviation Museum is an interactive, fun, educational and inspirational experience for all ages.  Learn more about aviation with real world theory lessons, exciting simulated flight lessons, amazing aircraft exhibits, and passionate presentations on the world of flight and aviation!

Tours are scheduled and booking is essential.

What Visitors are saying

Don’t take our word for it, see feedback from our happy visitors!

  • star rating  Visited on a Saturday morning with our three young boys whilst waiting for our flight home and what a fantastic little place. The people who work their are so passionate... read more

    Tour728604
    October 28, 2018
  • star rating  I went there on the 31 of August, i have to admit , the museum is small, but they have some very interesting planes and a lot of things to... read more

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    August 31, 2018
  • star rating  It's lovely to visit somewhere where the people give the tour and demonstrations have so much passion for the subject. Our visit to the Air Atlantic Ventures was brilliant.... read more

    Louise D
    July 13, 2019
  • star rating  Spent a very interesting couple of hours here on a wet morning. Our tour guide was informative and obviously interested in all things planes. In fact his enthusiasm rubbed off... read more

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    August 23, 2018
  • star rating  We were on vacation in Ireland and as an aviation geek I never go on vacation without visiting a local aviation museum.
    This one is much smaller than expected but... read more

    P G
    August 10, 2018
  • star rating  It wa an over all good experience for me and my student I was with whom has autism but there one lady with glasses who works there was very abrupt... read more

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    July 6, 2021
  • star rating  I went there on the 31 of August, i have to admit , the museum is small, but they have some very interesting planes and a lot of things to... read more

    gregory1608
    August 31, 2018
  • star rating  8 children (age range 8 - 12)plus 4 adults visited today and had a ball. Very educational in a fun and fascinating way. Kids hung on our wonderful guides every... read more

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    March 30, 2019
  • star rating  Spent a very interesting couple of hours here on a wet morning. Our tour guide was informative and obviously interested in all things planes. In fact his enthusiasm rubbed off... read more

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    August 23, 2018
  • star rating  Visited on a Saturday morning with our three young boys whilst waiting for our flight home and what a fantastic little place. The people who work their are so passionate... read more

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    October 28, 2018