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 Official 2014 Seasons opening of the Museum will be carried out by His Worship the Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Ray Bloxham, accompanied by the Lady Mayoress at 10:45 am on Saturday 5th April. During his visit the Mayor will also open the new exhibition room containing artefacts from the former RAF 14 Maintenance Unit in Carlisle. Mr. Joe Taylor who was a senior civil servant at 14 MU traced and recovered the articles from RAF Hendon and has kindly loaned them to the Museum for this new exhibition.
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.