Carlisle Living Awards 2017 Finalist

Carlisle Living Awards 2017

The Solway Aviation Museum was selected by readers of Carlisle Living as one of the finalists in the 2017 awards held at The Garden at Eden venue in Crosby-on-Eden. This came as a surprise to us as we had no idea we had been nominated, so a big thank you to everyone who voted for us it certainly raised the profile of the museum, unfortunately we did not win Tullie House took the award for Best Place to Visit.

We would like to thank all our volunteers, all of whom go more than the extra mile to make our visitors feel welcome. Our visitor book reflects the thoughts of our visitors in their wonderful comments as does Trip Advisor which rates us as no.2 in Carlisle and no.4 throughout Cumbria.

This nomination has opened new opportunities for the museum to go forward and take on the full time professional attractions so watch out we’re coming to get you!!

Fred Karno’s Army

To commemorate the Border Regiments 100 years since they entered the battle of the Somme, Fred Karno’s Army will be with us this coming weekend (2nd & 3rd July 2016).  Paul will be putting up displays and bringing along lots of exhibits for people to handle. Fred Karno’s Army is a living history display focusing […]

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2016 Opening Dates

For the 2016 Season we will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & English Bank Holiday Monday from Friday 25th March until Sunday 30th October.   Due to a shortage of volunteers, we will no longer be able to open the museum on a Thursday during School Holiday’s.

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Stephanie with Flight Instructor Neil McCarthy

24 Hour Flyathon

The Flight Sim Centre at Newcastle-upon-Tyne held a 24 hour “Flyathon” on the 24th and 25th October 2015 in the Boeing 737 simulator, in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. It was a chance for the general public, pilots, experienced simmers and anyone with a love of aviation or the Great North Air Ambulance to […]

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Vulcan XH558 Final Fly Past

XH558 will be doing one final tour this coming weekend, 10th & 11th October 2015.  On the Saturday, she will be doing a Fly Past at Carlisle Airport.  This will take place at 14:20hrs and she will fly down runway 25 from East to West before departing towards the lake district. Parking will be available […]

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