The museum is now closed for the 2017 season.
The museum will reopen on the 30th March 2018 with some exciting new displays.

Museum Opening Times

The Museum will be open at 10:30 am until 5:00 pm every weekend from 30 March 2018 until the 28 October 2018.

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


CHILDREN (Aged 6-16years)£4.00
FAMILY (Max 2 Children) £15.00


The Solway Aviation Museum, based at Carlisle Airport, 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.

The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, it’s display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in World War II.

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.

Facilities available at the museum include the following:

  • Hot & Cold Refreshments
  • Gift Shop
  • Disabled Parking*
  • Baby Changing Facilities

*A wheelchair and an electric shopping buggy are available upon request.

Museum 3D Showcase

Museum 3D showcase
Would you like to take a virtual tour of the museum? Click on the floorplan above to use the Museum 3D Showcase application. It’s a great way to see what the museum has to offer.

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