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.
Solway Aviation Museum has been told it has a future at Carlisle Airport, even if plans to redevelop the Crosby-on-Eden airfield go ahead.
The museum has been there since 1961 but was worried it might be forced out if Stobart Group gets planning consent for a 394,000sq ft freight-distribution centre.
Those fears were heightened by an approach from Stobart to sign a new five-year lease, which has a clause allowing the company to evict the museum at six months’ notice … More