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.
Due to the school half term break, we have decided to open for one last weekend before we close for the season. We will be open on Friday the 1st, Saturday the 2nd & Sunday the 3rd of November 2013 from 10:30am until 5pm. The last entry will be at 4:15pm and the aircraft will close at 3pm.
After this weekend the museum will be closed for the winter and will reopen for the 2014 season in April.
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.