2016 Opening Dates

Sorry to say, but due to manning shortages, we are unable to open the Museum on Thursdays.
We have decided that we will also open the museum on a Thursday for the Cumbria & Scottish School Holidays.

For the 2016 Season we will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & English Bank Holiday Monday from Friday 25th March until Sunday 30th October.

We will also be open on the following Thursday’s:

31st March
7th April
2nd June
7th July
14th July
21st July
28th July
4th August
11th August
18th August
25th August
1st September
20th October
27th October

Download Our Free App

Our App is now live and available to download for free on Apple or Android devices. Simply visit the App Store or Google Play store, search for “Solway Aviation Museum” and download it now.

We will be adding more content soon and when we open for the 2016 season, we will send you details about special offers & events. To be notified of our special offers and events, you must have the notifications switched on.

Solway App


24 Hour Flyathon

The Flight Sim Centre at Newcastle-upon-Tyne held a 24 hour “Flyathon” on the 24th/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 donate for the chance to “fly” for an hour or more in the Boeing 737-NG simulator.

One of our dedicated volunteers Stephanie went over to take part and had a fantastic time.  Flying a circuit out of a Caribbean airport then a flight from Innsbruck in heavy snow conditions over the Alp’s.

The Flight Sim Centre are pleased to announce that they raised an amazing £1151.00 for the Great North Air Ambulance.  They will also be donating 20% of the Christmas Gift Voucher sales throughout November and December 2015.

More information can be found at www.flightsimcentre.com



Stephanie with Flight Instructor Neil McCarthy.

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 and we will update everyone via Facebook & Twitter on Friday.  Please allow ample time to get parked and do not block access gates as emergency services could need access.

The Fly Past will be weather dependent on the day and we would like to request that you do not phone us or the Airport for updates.  We will keep our Facebook updated on the day.

Stobart Fest 2015

Stobart Fest

This years Stobart Fest at Carlisle Airport will be held on Saturday 22nd August 2015 between 09:30hrs & 17:00hrs and more details are available from the link below:


The museum will be open as normal from 10:30hrs, but open later until 18:00hrs.  If you pick up a leaflet from Stobart Fest, you will get two for one entry into the museum.  Our Vulcan will be open as usual an we will also have both our flight simulators open to the public.

To visit the museum, you will have to drive from the Stobart Fest to the main parking area at Carlisle Airport, but if you are just visiting the museum come and park at the main airport entrance.


To bring Stobart Fest to a close, the Aerostars will be performing a display in the afternoon and this is believed to be around 16:00hrs.  The museum will be staying open later for people to watch the display.  More details can be found here about the Aerostars: