HAL Aeronautical Museum in Bangalore
HAL Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum, situated on the Airport Road at Bangalore, is the second largest public aviation museum in the country with ten aircraft and two mockups. Distance from HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar to Chimey Hills Air Force Station, Thammenahalli Village, Bengaluru is 25.1 km and travel time is around 1 h 17 min via Sankey Road.
Established in 2001, it displays aircraft models, photographs, fighter planes, and helicopters. Most of the aircrafts are displayed outside the museum except HUL-26 Pushpak and the HAL Basant. The photo gallery of the museum contains pictures of Vengeance bombers under construction in the 40s, Dakotas being overhauled, Tempests, Devons, under overhaul in the 50s, Vampires, Gnats, and Maruts under construction in the 60s. An air control building is also available in the museum.
Models of GSLV and PSLV Satellite launch vehicles are also exhibited. The Museum also houses a small souvenir shop that sells mementos, postcards and posters. There are also aircraft simulators, air traffic control towers and an aero-modeling club.
HAL BTMC Bus Route Timings
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum BMTC Bus Timings: Distance from HAL, New Thippasandra to Kempegowda International Airport via NH4/NH7 and NH7 is 41.2 km and travel time is around 1 h 11 min. Distance from HAL 2nd Stage to Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli via NH4/NH7 and NH7 is 41.8 km and travel time is around 1 h 12 min. Distance from HAL 3rd Stage to Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli via NH4/NH7 and NH7 is 41.4 km and takes around 1 h 10 min. Distance from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Airport, HAL Airport Road to Ramesh Nagar, Vimanapura is 2.6 km and via Old Airport Road and takes around 9 min.
Distance from HAL Main Gate to HAL Heritage Museum, Varthur Road, Marathahalli via Old Airport Road is 2.3 km and takes around 8 min. Distance from Hal, New Thippasandra to Jayanagar is 12.0 km and travel time is around 32 min via Old Airport Road. Distance from Bangalore Dairy Circle to HAL, New Thippasandra is 10.1 km and takes around 33 min via Bannerghatta Main Road. Distance from Byatarayanapura to HAL Bus Stop, Old Airport Road, Sudhama Nagar, Jeevanbheemanagar is 28.8 km and travel time is around 44 min via NH7 and NH4/NH7. Distance from HAL Airport Area, HAL to Murugeshpalya is 2.5 km and takes around 9 min via Old Airport Road.