Motospeed Cannonball Tour

On the Tuesday the 9th June 2015, we had some visitors with some amazing cars.  Take a look at the photos below and for more information about Motospeed, please visit


Lindale CE Primary School Visit

Lindale CE Primary School from Grange-over-Sands came to visit the museum on Friday the 5th of June 2015.  They all had a great time and sent in some photos and some letters of thanks.  Here is a small selection.

Vulcan Update

Last flying Vulcan embarks on spectacular V-Force Tour, dipping its delta wings to Cold War heroes.

We are pleased to announce that the timings for the Vulcan Bomber, XH558 Fly Past at Carlisle Airport on Saturday 27th June 2015 will be at 14:23hrs. Please arrive early as we are expecting it to be busy.

On arrival to Carlisle Airport, parking will be via the main entrance and disabled parking will be via the entrance to the museum. Please do not park on the perimeter road, as this is also the access road for emergency vehicles. We will be asking for a £3 donation to park, £1 entry to the museum and £1 to have a look in our Vulcan Bomber XJ823.

Café Stobart at the base of the Tower will be open selling a reduced selection from the menu and the museum will also be selling drinks, chocolate bars and crisps etc.

All updates on the day will be made here on our Facebook page, it is important that you do not telephone Carlisle Airport or the museum as the staff and volunteers will be very busy.

Please also note that as always, it will be weather dependent and we will keep you updated during the day. The times on the day could also change, so arrive early.


Salute to the v force

Saturday the 27th of June 2015 will see Vulcan Bomber XH558 fly over Carlisle Airport for the last time as part of it’s two day Salute to the V-Force, Farewell to Flight Tour 2015.

After surviving the Cold War Era and The Falklands, Avro Vulcan XH558 is 55 years old and it is the last one to fly.  2015 will be its last flying season.

This is an event not to be missed, as this will be the last flying Vulcan to visit Carlisle Airport and fly over our very own Vulcan Bomber XJ823.

The crew at Doncaster is still to confirm the timings and these should be available soon.  The routing XH558 will take on the day is as follows:

Take-off from Doncaster then fly-pasts at Newark, East Midlands, Cosford,Woodford, Carlisle, East Fortune, Sunderland, Elvington and then land back at Doncaster.

Vulcan To The Sky is fundraising for this event and you can donate £5 to Vulcan To The Sky to help cover the cost of the ‘Salute to the V-Force Tour’. You can do this by text message, by sending CLSE555 to 70070.

The Solway Aviation Museum at Carlisle Airport will be open as usual and on the 27th it will be a £3 donation to park, £1 entry to our Vulcan per person and £1 entry to our museum per person.

Ample parking will be available at Carlisle Airport (Disabled parking in the museum car park) and marshals will be on hand to direct traffic on arrival at the main entrance.  We would like to request that people use the car parks to keep the roads clear and not to park across any emergency vehicle access gates or farm gates.

We would also like to request that members of the public do not contact us, Carlisle Airport or Vulcan to the sky about timings as the volunteers or staff will not have the answer.  The Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport and Vulcan to the sky will publish the times on our website’s and social media channels as soon as we have them.  On the day, you will get live updates on the museum’s Facebook page as it happens.

As always, the fly past will be weather dependent on the day.