Solway Aviation Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Solway Aviation Museum

Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 9+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Solway Aviation Museum's website
01228 573823

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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!

More Information


Ladies' and Gents' Toilets.

Gift shop

Aircraft Toys and Models. Aviation Souvenirs, key rings, badges, cards, books and some replica items.

Eating information

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.