Solway Aviation Museum


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.


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We are still looking for volunteers, so if you are interested in joining our society, pick up a form from our front desk on Friday, Saturday or Sunday every week until closing. You can also apply by emailing us.

Photos: Have you any old photographs of our planes or site? We are still looking for photos.

Flight Simulator! Fly our Vulcan XJ823! To keep up to date on when our flight simulators are going to be on please follow our social media groups. Don’t miss out!

Thanks – Management Team.

Photos Wanted

Do you have any photo’s in and around our museum we can use for our 2015 brochure, social media, website and press releases etc?  We are looking for photo’s of our exhibits, people sat in or outside our aircraft and anything else you feel would be good to use.  If you do and you are happy for us to use them, we would be very grateful if you could e-mail them to

By sending us any photos to be used, you agree to allow us to publish them on the internet or printed in leaflets and news letters.

Volunteers Wanted

We are currently looking for volunteers to come and work in and around the museum.  You can spend as much or as little time as you like and you don’t need to have any experience, just willingness to learn as full training will be given.  Roles include working in the shop on the days we are open, helping visitors around the museum, painting and washing aircraft, grass cutting, general maintenance and anything else that needs doing.  We have a fantastic team of volunteers and without them, we would not be here today.  If you are interested, please get in touch via e-mail at or by telephone on 01228 573823.

Museum Closed

The museum is now closed for the Winter and will re open on Friday the 3rd of April 2015. We would like to thank everyone that has visited this year and look forward to welcoming you again next year.  If you use Trip Advisor, please go on and leave us a review, you can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

Stobart Fest 2014

Stobart Fest

Stobart Fest is back this year on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August 2014 and once again we are opening our doors for free.  You can enter the museum via the normal entrance or from the festival area next to the Airport Fire Section.  We have lots to see inside if the weather is wet.