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HAL Aerospace Museum in Bangalore

Founded by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in 2001, HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum is the second largest public aerospace museum in India and is one of the best tourist attractions in Bangalore.

The complex has a museum where innumerable air crafts, jets, fighter planes, etc., are displayed. Along with a museum displaying the history and achievements of HAL, the complex also has an aeromodelling club, a library, and a souvenir shop. Visitors can also try their hands at flight simulators by shelling INR 10.

The museum gives an insight into everything that one might wish to know about the aeronautical history of the country, along with giving a sneak peek into some of the most fierce fighter planes of the Indian Air Force. You can even see life-size models of these plans on exhibit, an equally wonderful sight for adults and kids.

Some exciting displays at HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum include an antique Canberra bomber, the Kiran and the Marut models, and the ill-famous MIG-21. It is South Asia’s largest aeronautical complex with designing, developing, producing, and maintaining avionics, engines, accessories, helicopters, and aircraft.

The Museum is on Old Airport Road, just 8 km from MG Road and 2 km from Old Airport. It is managed and maintained by HAL, one of Asia’s leading Aerospace companies.

Timings:

  • 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed on All Mondays and National Holidays)

Tickets:

  • Entry fee for adults - INR 50
  • Still Camera - INR 50
  • Video Camera - INR 75

Simulators:

  • Basic Simulator Game: INR 50
  • Motion simulator: INR 100

Additional Information-

  • Children, students, and differently-abled get a concession in the entry fee.



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FAQs

Q: What are the highlights of HAL Aerospace Museum Bangalore?

Ans. Here are the things you will witness inside HAL Aerospace Museum in Bangalore -

  • The Gallery of the museum

Spread over an area of 4 acres, this gallery is a fine establishment built to display India’s aeronautical history and science. It is divided into two halls. The first one has the entire process of development and evolution of aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics engineering since the 1940s. It has a Wall of Fame with major milestones of HAL in the six decades and people involved in it.

The second hall showcases the life-size models of the old and new aircrafts, aero engines and other parts. It displays their inner workings, among which some famous ones are Garret, Adour and Orpheus. The aircraft models consist of jets, fighter planes, MIGs, helicopters, and others used by the Indian defense. the Kiran and the Marut, an antique Canberra bomber and the ill-famous MIG-21 are some famous models.

  • Air Traffic Control Tower

The tower houses a mock Air Traffic Control Tower, providing visitors an experience of witnessing the landing and take-off of plane insight.

  • Simulators

Visitors can experience flying and a real motion simulator for an authentic feel of flying a jet or a plane. It is a great way to get first-hand the experience of being a pilot.

  • Sustainability Development Park

The park has scientific facts and models that educate the visitors about numerous ways we can practice sustainability to save us, the Earth. It includes the mechanism of the working of solar energy, how turbines and windmills are used to generate power, and why biogas is important. A library is available on-site with books related to aero science and history. Souvenir shop, an aeromodelling club, a herbal garden, an orchidarium, and a kid’s play area are also on the premises.

Q: What are some tips for visiting HAL Aerospace Museum in Bangalore?

Ans. Here are some things you must remember while visiting HAL Aerospace Museum -

  • You must experience the Simulator and Air Traffic Control Tower.
  • A restroom facility is available at the museum.
  • You can buy snacks and coffee/tea at nominal rates at a shop in the museum complex.
  • Collect a booklet for information about the museum.
     
Q: How to reach HAL Aerospace Museum Bangalore?

Ans. HAL Aerospace Museum Bangalore is situated near HAL Police Station at Old Airport Road, around 10 km from  Bangalore City Railway Station. You can take a cab to the museum.