Shannon Aviation Museum

Atlantic Air Adventures at the Shannon Aviation Museum where they strive to give people love for aviation. Across the generations, everybody enjoys themselves when they visit and get into the spirit of things, aviation is a universal and ageless language.

The Shannon Aviation Museum aims to inspire and educate as many people as they can about the world of aviation as a whole, from flight simulation experiences to the history of flight, the development of aviation technology and everything in between.

They provide interesting, informative and fun programmes for children, teens and families, delivered by dedicated Aviators, Engineers and Industry Professionals who combine to share their knowledge, experience and passion for flight, all at their unique facility in Shannon – the heart of Irish Aviation.

Sky High Family Activities at Atlantic Air Adventures

If you are looking for a new day out for the family, check out this family flying experience! Learn how aircraft fly during a pre-flight ground school lesson, then test out those theories with a virtual flight in a high performance aerobatic aircraft!"Sky High Family Activities at Atlantic AirVenture"

Suitable for the armchair pilot or complete novice. The instructors are always close by! This is a fun new experience for the family to enjoy together.

Take an interactive guided tour of Shannon Aviation Museum to learn more about the displays of aircraft, jet engines, landing gear, Cockpits, including the Iconic Spitfire, as well as a great collection of Model airplane artifacts and memorabilia. There might be a surprise along the way for one visitor who will be invited to assist in demonstrating a life vest!

Family Fun Tip:– All visitors will also have the chance to sit in a real aircraft so don’t forget your camera!

You can even upgrade and take an additional challenge, approach and land a B737-800 NG, ideal for the big kids or a the budding aviator in the family.

Aviation Discovery Tour

Duration: Approximately 2 hrs duration.

Price Per Participant: €37.50

Ticket Includes: Pre Flight Brief Virtual Flying Lesson and Guided Museum Tour

Suitable for: Adults, Young People and Budding Young Pilots aged 8+

Flight simulators are not suitable for under 8’s, but there’s still plenty to see and do. There is a reduced rate for children and everyone is accommodated.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. General museum admission applies for adults accompanying children.

In order to accompany your child during the guided tour please book Museum Tour for 1pm if simulation begins at 12pm, or book for 3pm if simulation begins at 2pm

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Visit The Aviation Museum!

Want to learn more about the world of aircraft engineering? Visit the aviation museum to see aircraft cockpits, jet engines, and even an aircraft carrier jet, plus a unique collection of model aeroplanes, artifacts and memorabilia

They have Complete Aircraft (Blackburn Buccaneer XX 897, Cessna Skymaster 337 G-BVVT), Cockpits (Supermarine Spitfire Replica, Sepecat Jaguar GR1 XX826), Jet Engines and a great collection engineering examples, artifacts and memorabilia

Public Opening of Museum"Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Museum"

Winter Season – Saturdays

Groups – Midweek by booking

Summer Season Daily 11.00 – 4 pm Last Admission

Interactive Guided Tours Daily at 2pm and 3 pm


Aviators Birthday Parties

Looking for that unique birthday party experience? Party in style at Shannon Aviation Museum, it’s a must for any budding pilot and their crew.

Dress up Top Gun style in your flights suits, learn how an aircraft flies, the forces that act on aircraft in-flight and get to take to the virtual skies yourself.

Following flight simulation, its time for a cool interactive guided tour of the museum. Sit inside a real aircraft, see aircraft, engines, models and more.

Price and Time –

Price per participant: €25

Includes: Pre Flight Brief Virtual Flying Lesson and Guided Museum Tour.

Suitable for: Young Aviators and Budding Pilots Aged 8+

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

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Atlantic Air Adventures School Tours

Discover flight with fun and educational Aviation Primary School Tours!

Designed to introduce primary school students to the basic concepts and theories of flight. Atlantic AirVenture present the tour in a ‘Hands On, Minds On’ mix of fun, simulated flying and real world ground school learning. Students, teachers and adults also visit Shannon"Atlantic AirVenture School Tours" Aviation Museum to see Aircraft, Cockpits, Engines and a great collection engineering examples, artifacts and memorabilia.

The day is designed to introduce primary school students to the basic theory of flight and aerodynamics in a fun ‘hands on, minds on’ format. Student’s will learn about the four forces acting on an airplane in flight and how airplanes are flown and controlled.

AvLabs Aviation School Tours are a great idea for your school day out.

Get in touch: Book now on (061) 363687 or email [email protected]!

And Much More –

  • Scouts Air Badge
  • DPSM (Discover Primary Science Maths) Workshop
  • TY Career Field Trips
  • AerCap TY Acadamy

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Aviation Camp and Academy

Easter Aviation Camp 2024    8+

Date: Friday 5th April           Time: 10am-2pm

Price: €69            Suitable for: Children aged 8-12

Aviation is a fascinating subject and children are especially curious about the wonders of flight. Encourage their dreams and give them wings at Easter Aviation Camp at Shannon Aviation Museum!

Young Pilots start of in ground school learning the theory of flight, then getting the chance to take to the virtual skies themselves in a simulator!

Following flight simulation, its time for a cool interactive guided tour of the museum. Everybody gets to get up close and learn more about the Museum exhibits on display!

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Summer Aviation Camp 2024      8+

Dates:     Week 1: 9th – 12th July 2024              Week 2: 6th – 9th August 2024

Time: 10am-2pm                    Price: €179                Suitable for: Children aged 8-12

Contact them on (061) 363687 or email [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Summer Aviation Academy 2024      13+

Date: 13th – 16th August 2024               Time: 10am – 2pm

Price: €229               Suitable for: Age 13-17

Aviation Academy is a unique way to explore the fascinating world of flight, with an insider’s view. The Academy combines daily tutorials from aviation professionals from across the industry, as well as ground school tutorials, practical flight simulation exercises and the Fundamentals of Flight. At Aviation Academy, students even get to test their flying aptitude and skills in the B737 -800NG Flight Simulator with a real world pilot!

The aim is for the student to gain a broad understanding of this fascinating world, demonstrating how STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, are vital to the world of Aeronautics at every level.

Contact them on (061) 363687 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Book online here Summer Aviation Academy 2024

Atlantic Air Adventures For Mum and Dads

Come and fly the Boeing 737 flight simulator!

Atlantic Air Adventures simulator instructors are professional pilots and will guide you through your flight to make this an incredible and thrilling experience!"Atlantic AirVentur simulator"

The Boeing 737-800 NG flight simulator is constructed using the cockpit section of C-GAPW, cn 20922/370, ex Canadian Airline Boeing 737 which logged 71,152 flight hours and 74,614 landings during its 30 year service. The flight deck features many of the original parts, interior lighting, seating, flight controls and original Boeing throttle which add to the incredible realism of this unforgettable experience.

For more information and booking call – 061 363687

Fear Of Flying? 

If you feel uncomfortable or fear the thought of flying, you are not alone. Many people just don’t like it for many reasons!

At Atlantic Air Adventures their method is to educate you about flight, and to demystify the sounds and sensations you may not like or understand. The course tutors are experienced airline pilots and flight instructors flying for major Irish and International Airlines with thousands of hours experience under their belts. You can ask them anything you like about flying and they will have the answer!

There are various ways of delivering this course, but they have found that they can significantly ease a nervous individual’s concerns by explaining and demonstrating what really happens up front in an airliner. This takes places on a relaxed one-to-one basis, using a realistic passenger jet simulator at Atlantic AirVenture in Shannon, Co. Clare. With this course, you have taken the first step towards banishing your fear of flying.

For more information and booking call – 061 363687

Directions To Atlantic Air Adventures Museum in Shannon, Co. Clare

They are located just a few miles off the main N18 Galway – Limerick road in Shannon Town, Co Clare.
Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Centre is approx 3 km distance from Shannon Airport , 15 mins from Limerick City,15 mins from Ennis Town. 2 hrs from Dublin.
Follow signs for Shannon Town. Take Exit 8 from on NI8 Limerick side or Exit 9 from Galway approach. Follow signs for Shannon town.
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Atlantic Air Adventures

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

Their 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!

Unique Courses And Workshops           Aircraft Technical Services Training

  • AAV Aviation Services Training has delivered industry-led and accredited Aircraft Technical Services courses in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology and the Shannon Aviation Cluster since 2016.
  • They operate a B737-800 NG Fixed Base Flight Simulator available with experienced instructors for Airline Sim Assessment Preparation, Renewal and Practice. They also offer Simulated Engine Run Training Facility for MRO’s and CFM-56 Training / Borescope Facility.

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