Ulster Aviation Society

A unique array of 30+ historic aircraft and exhibits celebrating Northern Ireland’s aviation heritage. See commercial, Cold War and World War 2 aircraft, stroll among the displays, observe restorations in progress in a historic hangar. It’s all the work of a small army of enthusiasts, dedicated since 1968 to rebuilding and preserving an impressive collection of airplanes, helicopters and aviation artefacts.

Location: Halftown Road, off the A3 (Moira Road) at the western edge of Lisburn, in the new Balmoral Park development site at Maze/Long Kesh.
Website: www.ulsteraviationsociety.org. We are also on Facebook.

To arrange a group tour of the hangar collection, contact the Ulster Aviation Society by telephone or by visiting UAS. See Booking Form - http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/attachment.aspx?attachmentID=2221

Unfortunately, the collection is not open to casual visitors. Group visits are limited during the months of December, January and February, due to winter conditions. Further details regarding visits are available at: http://ulsteraviationsociety.org/visit-hangar

Other Facilties
Free Car Parking
Disabled Toilets


Admission charges are scaled according to group size, e.g. up to 10 visitors £30, 31 to 40 visitors £90, cash or cheque to be paid on the day of your visit.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Hillsborough Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions


We’re located inside the Maze Long Kesh development site (beside the old prison) on the West edge of Lisburn, just South of the Lisburn-to-Moira Road. We are only accessible via vehicle.


Drive west on the M1 motorway and leave on the Junction 7 off-slip for Sprucefield Lisburn, bearing left to turn toward Lisburn.

Proceed under the motorway overpass bridge, and turn left immediately at the traffic lights beneath it, heading west on Blaris Road for almost 2 miles.

At the Halftown Road T-junction, turn left, then immediately right to the security Gate 3 at Maze Long Kesh. A security attendant at the barrier can guide you from there. There's only one main tarmac road directly to us on the site. Once you arrive at our hangar compound, drive through the main gates in the middle and park around the edges of our spacious car park.


Make your way to the Sprucefield Lisburn roundabout and follow the directions above to Blaris Road.
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
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Contact Details

Via Gate 3 - Maze Long Kesh
94-b Halftown Road
County Antrim
BT27 5RF
Northern Ireland

Tel: (028) 9048 0747
Mob: 07974 502319