Botwood Flying Boat Museum

Tourism Region: Exploits Valley

The Botwood Flying Boat Museum, through murals, models and artifacts depicts the aviation history of our town from 1920 to 1945. It also houses the Archive of the Botwood Heritage Society.

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Location

Address: 
Botwood Airbase
Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador
A0H 1E0

Telephone: 709-257-3022
Fax: 709-257-3330

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Hours of Operation

Operations: By Appointment • Seasonal

Mid June to end of September
Tours; flight simulations.

Open: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Closed:
Not

Administration fees

Admission: Charged

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students • CMA members

About Collections

Murals, artifacts, airplane models, flight simulator, and the Archive

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 200

Archives

The Archive is not limited to aviation but includes the general history of the town.The number above does not include the Archive.

Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Films and Videos • Photographs • Sound Recordings • Textual Records

Human History

In this building we do not have a Human History collection per se.

Services & Activities

Tours, general information, and our archive is accessible when the museum is open.

Research Services

The volunteer archivist does the research and supervises when in use.

Archival Records • Genealogical Research • Information Centre • Video Library

Educational Programs

School tours
We make archive materials available to schools.

Classes or Workshops • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)

Visitor Services

Tours; DVDs of aviation; flight simulation; information.

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms • Audio Guides : English • Children's Activities or Services : Nursing area or Change Table

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available

Number of Volunteers: 9

Activities: Tours when students not available;research, maintenance, etc.

Member Privileges

Free admission and access to the archive.

Food Services

Nil

Local Tourism Links

Local AttractionsHotelsRestaurants

Other Services

Wireless internet for tourists.

Publications & Products

Book: Botwood-History of a Seaport
CD : Botwood- History of an Airport

Annual Reports • Brochures • CD-ROMS • Museum Guide • Commemorative Souvenirs • Tour Packages • Videos

Images

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Model of Sikorsky 42 on left and on right a model of the Catalina/Canso

© BHS

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The Boeing B-314 model

© BHS

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Route of First Transatlantic Experimental Commercial Flight

© BHS

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The Boeing B-314

© BHS

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Pan American Airlines Sikorsky 42 on left, Catalina next and then Flight Simulator in background.

© BHS



Image highlighting the museum Botwood Flying Boat Museum