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International Women's Air & Space Museum

  • Address 1501 North Marginal Road
    Burke Lakefront Airport
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • Hours
    8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.​
  • Phone 216-623-1111

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The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) was founded in 1976 and moved to its current location at Burke Lakefront Airport in 1998. The museum was founded by a group of women who saw a need to preserve their own history and to be able to pass it on to the next generation.

The mission of IWASM is to collect, preserve, and showcase the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation & aerospace, educate people of the world about their contributions, and inspire future generations by bringing the history to life. IWASM is the only museum of its kind in the world dedicated to the history of not only pilots, but woman in any aspect of the aviation or aerospace fields. We are located in a public building and therefore a free museum. We host numerous events throughout the year for guests of all ages, have a free research library that is used by people all over the world, and offer exhibit loans and outreach programs to all of Northeast Ohio. Some of our annual events include "Rocket Day," "Family Day," and our "Dinner with a Slice of History" series. We also participate in a number of community events held by other organizations.

All of these events and programs help share the stories of more than 6,000 women documented in our collection, encourage young people to explore fields in the aviation and aerospace industries, and inspire all to reach for their dreams.

The museum office, gift shop, and Fay Gillis Wells Research Center are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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