HAL Aerospace Museum

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Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults: INR 50,
Kids: Free,
Still Camera: INR 50,
Video Camera: INR 75

Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

HAL Aerospace Museum, Bangalore Overview

HAL Aerospace Museum is one of the major public attractions of Bangalore. Inaugurated in 2001 at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises, the museum was established with an objective of educating the public about everything the journey of HAL, one of Asia's largest and most important aeronautical companies, had to offer - be it historical, scientific or academic. On the one hand, the museum proudly boasts of the giant leaps Indian aviation has taken, both commercially as well as in terms of defence; and on the other side, it gives the visitors an all-inclusive aerospace experience in the most effective environment possible. No other place matches this in terms of being equally demonstrative in theory and practice, both.

The museum makes sure that the visitors get the best possible insight into the aeronautical history of HAL and of India - its experiments, achievements and possibilities; and at the same time, they also get to have a glimpse of some of the most powerful possessions of the Indian Air Force. Such an exhibit is an enchanting experience not only for the aviation enthusiasts but also for the layman.

At present, the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum together form the most massive aeronautical complex of South Asia in terms of production, maintenance, development and exhibition of fighter and commercial aircrafts, helicopters and all their engineering parts and accessories.

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Witnessing the "Air" of Change

Made as an attempt to familiarise people with the lesser known facts about the aviation industry, this place showcases numerous aircraft and helicopters used in the country through the passage of time. The industry has grown and nurtured itself a lot in the past few decades, which is beautifully depicted in this museum. The hall of fame and the charts present here provides a deeper glimpse into the intricacies of everything aeronautic!

Things To See at HAL Aerospace Museum

1. The Gallery of the museum
The museum itself is the most prominent attraction in the heritage center's premises. It is spread over an area of 4 acres and is India's first such establishment devoted entirely towards the aeronautical history and science of the country. This one of a kind museum divides its public display into two halls.

The first hall has the entire process of development and evolution of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace engineering and everything related to it in detailed charts starting from the 1940s. It includes the museum's Wall of Fame where the significant milestones of HAL in the six decades and the people involved are mentioned.

The second hall displays the real, life-size models of old and new aircrafts, aero engines and other parts and their inner workings, some of which are very famous ones like Garret, Adour and Orpheus. The aircrafts models include fighter planes, jets, MIGs, helicopters and so on that have been till date used by the Indian defense. Some of the mentionable displays are the models of the Kiran and the Marut, an antique Canberra bomber and the ill-famous MIG-21.

2. Simulators
Other than this, there is basic simulator game to give the visitors a virtual experience in flying and a real motion simulator, which give you the very authentic feeling of flying a jet or a plane. It would be a shame to miss this chance of the first-hand experience of being a pilot.

3. Air Traffic Control Tower
Apart from witnessing numerous helicopters and aircraft, you can even feel the working of aviation Industry. This place houses a mock Air Traffic Control Tower, which provides the visitors with an incomparable experience of viewing the landing and take-off of plane insight and thus is an amazing experience for everyone visiting the place.

4. Sustainability Development Park
This patch of yet another scientific facts and models educates the public about the various ways we can practice sustainability to save us, nature and the earth. It includes explained mechanisms of how solar energy works, how power is generated from turbines and windmills, why is biogas important and so on.

There is also a library stacked with volumes of material related to aero science and history, a souvenir shop, an aeromodelling club, an orchidarium, a herbal garden and a children's play area to keep the tiny tots busy.

HAL Aerospace Museum Timings

HAL Aerospace Museum is open to the public on all days from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, the issue of entry ticket closes at 4.30 PM so make sure you are there at least an hour before 5:00 PM because otherwise, you cannot enjoy the visit at all.

HAL Aerospace Museum Entry Fees

The entry fare details of HAL Aerospace Museum are:
Adults: INR 50
Students (upon showing ID card) and Children (from 4 to 18 years): INR 30
Kids (up to 3 years): Free
Physically Handicapped: Free

For camera and other apparatus, there is an extra charge as follows:
Still Camera: INR 50
Video Camera: INR 75

The two simulator attractions inside the premises have additional entry fees.
Basic Simulator Game: INR 50
Motion simulator: INR 100

Tips For Visiting HAL Aerospace Museum

1. When there, you should experience the flight simulator and go to the mock ATC tower.
2. Collect a booklet for further information about the place when you visit the museum for a better understanding of everything.
3. The museum complex has a small shop selling snacks and coffee/tea at nominal rates.
4. Restroom facility is available at the museum.

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