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Solway Aviation Museum

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Solway Aviation Museum is a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain's position as a former world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

See what a World War 2 air raid shelter was like as bombs dropped all around. Hear the childhood memories of men and women who went to school during the war and see what is probably the largest collection of model WW2 aircraft in this country.

Climb aboard some of our aircraft collection and sit in the pilot's seat, take the controls and imagine what it's like to fly a real jet (Parents might like this too!). Older children, seven onwards, and parents can climb up in to the aircrew area and cockpit of the mighty Vulcan Bomber to see how we could have delivered a nuclear bomb during the Cold War.

More to see and do inside - an interactive touch screen terminal all about Britain's Space Rockets and Blue Streak and the chance to fly a WW2 Spitfire Fighter in a dogfight mission in our state of the art flight simulator (small extra charge when available).

Disabled Accessible (View but not access to Aircraft), wheelchair and electric buggy available.

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Opening hours

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weekly from 25th March to 30th October


Adults £6 Child £4 Seniors £4 Family (1/2 & 2) £15 Kids under 6 go FREE!

Travel & Contact Information


Carlisle Airport, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4NW, England

Phone number

01228 573823



Click here to visit Solway Aviation Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Solway Aviation Museum has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

Ladies' and Gents' Toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Solway Aviation Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Small Tea Room, freshly made Tea and Coffee. Wrapped cakes and biscuits. Soft Drinks, crisps and some confectionery. Outside picnic benches available for visitors use with own food.

No, Solway Aviation Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Solway Aviation Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Solway Aviation Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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