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Solway Aviation Museum

Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age. Our aircraft collection is based on post war British jets that entered service with the Royal Air Force during the 1950’s and 60’s and many have local connections. Pride of the collection is our Avro Vulcan bomber, and your museum entry includes a tour of the cockpit of this cold war icon.

The Crosby Room details the fascinating history of the civilian life of Carlisle Lake District Airport over many years, from its inception as RAF Crosby-on-Eden. There are displays on the Airport Fire Section and a life size working copy of the tower control desk, along with the history of the various flight schools that have operated from the airport over the years.

The Blue Streak room tells the story of the nuclear missile program which was cancelled in 1960. This ground-breaking technological feat is described in detail, along with the launch site at the nearby RAF Spadeadam.

We have an aircraft display hall displaying some of our smaller aircraft, and hot and cold refreshments are available along with a wide range of aviation gifts.

Open season is 5th April 2019 until the 27th October 2019.

We are open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and every UK Bank Holiday Monday 10.30am -5pm. Last entry to the museum is at 4:15 pm.

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Solway Aviation Museum


Image credit – Solway Aviation Museum collection

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