HAL Aerospace Museum

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 15 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: At Marathahalli

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 15 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, the HAL Aerospace Museum is an Aviation museum cum heritage center located in Marathahalli locality of Bangalore. Situated at the intersection of HAL Old Airport Road & Basavanagar Road, it is the first aerospace museum in India, and among the must include places in Bangalore Tour Packages.

Located at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises, the HAL Aerospace Museum was established in 2001 by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), one of Asia's largest and most important aeronautical companies. The primary objective of setting up this museum was to educate the general public on the history of Indian aviation in general and the achievements of HAL in particular.

Spread over 4 acres of area, the museum proudly boasts of the giant leaps Indian aviation has taken, both commercially as well as in terms of defense, giving the visitors an all-inclusive aerospace experience in the most effective environment possible. The HAL Aerospace Museum houses a fine collection of aircraft, prototypes, working models, photographs, and other unique exhibits in its two halls. The museum has an outdoor, open-air section where various famous aircraft such as MIG 21, Kiran, Marut, Ajeet, Canberra, Lakshya, HT-2, etc. are displayed. Other than this, there is a basic simulator game to give the visitors a virtual experience in flying and a real motion simulator, which gives you the very authentic feeling of flying a jet or a plane.

The Museum has an excellently landscaped exterior with an exclusive Rose Garden, Orchidarium, and Herbal Garden with several exotic varieties. A children's play area provides kids with endless hours of fun. A sustainability park displays working models of solar power systems, biogas plants, and hybrid windmills to educate visitors and students on alternate energy sources which help conserve natural resources and preserve the environment.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Rs. 50 for Adults, Rs. 30 for Children, Rs. 50 for Camera, Rs. 50 for Basic Simulator Game, & Rs. 100 for Motion Simulator