HAL Aerospace Museum

Can a museum about a country’s air force history be classified as heritage? Absolutely, in my humble opinion. Countries like the UK take great pride in their technology / engineering heritage. And it was very heartening to see something similar in Bangalore – the HAL Aerospace Museum.

The museum, spread across an area of about 4 acres of well maintained lawns. They have a good collection of aircraft used by the Indian Air Force, including MIG-21s, trainer jets, helicopters, engines, and more. One of the highlights for me was the entry shield of the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) that one can walk under (see photo below).

There is also a good play area for small kids (less than 10 years) and good, plentiful open air seating where one can have a snack. There is also a cafe that serves basic snacks, biscuits, soft drinks and tea.

All in all, I would rate this as one of the best museums I have visited in India.

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