Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifact’s and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.
The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in WWII.
The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge they are preserving aviation history for generations to come.
The link below will take you to our 360 degree photos, taken by artist Tony Elms of our Vulcan cockpit. Go and have a look around, you can navigate using a little spot on the picture which you can move with your mouse. How did he do it? He had special equipment and cameras set up in the cockpit.
A nice nostalgic shot of the Sopwith Camel that Peter Grieve built in its new home somewhere in the Midlands in a private collection.
Its hanger mate is a replica Spitfire and a 1937 (I think) MG roadster crewed by Flt. Lt. Dummy.
Solway Aviation Museum has been told it has a future at Carlisle Airport, even if plans to redevelop the Crosby-on-Eden airfield go ahead.
The museum has been there since 1961 but was worried it might be forced out if Stobart Group gets planning consent for a 394,000sq ft freight-distribution centre.
Those fears were heightened by an approach from Stobart to sign a new five-year lease, which has a clause allowing the company to evict the museum at six months’ notice … More