Discover the collections of the Seaplane Museum in Biscarrosse


Biscarrosse Seaplane Museum’s Collections

The Biscarrosse Seaplane Museum’s collections consist of a rich documented ressources and many rare pieces, which allow the history of seaplane aviation to be retraced and contribute to its National, European and International recognition.


Our vocation is to conserve and save this unique aeronautical heritage.


Some resources require careful restoration, realized thanks to the town of Biscarrosse and of course to the patrons who wish to be involved in the cultural, historical and touristic development of the territory.


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The "Grumman Albatross" collection

The "Grumman Albatross" is a symbol of sea rescue and is a very rare American amphibious seaplane, with impressive dimensions: wingspan of 24.36 meters and height of 7.39 meters.


Long months of work and the collaboration of various external contributors has been required for its restoration. 


Obviously, it is a huge pride and privilege for the Museum’s team to present this authentic aircraft to visitors.


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Seaplane Museum of Biscarrosse

A documentation center accessible to all

Thanks to donations and purchases, our documentation center contains a lot of technical manuals, flight logs, documentary records of constructors, articles from French and foreign newspapers. These documents are available to everyone, whether you are a searcher or a student, historian or just curious, you will be granted the chance to consult the Museum’s collections, by taking an appointment in advance.


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Musée de l’Hydraviation
Musée de l’Hydraviation

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Seaplane Museum
332, rue Louis Breguet
40600 Biscarrosse
05 58 78 00 65
Opening HoursJanuary : closed all month
September - June : Tuesday to Sunday
from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | closed Mondays
July - August: 7 days a week
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Public holidays: contact us
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  • Ville de Biscarrosse
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Ministère de la Culture
  • Association des Amis du Musée
  • Musée de France
  • Bisca Grands Lacs
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