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Solway Aviation Museum

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Fantastic place to visit

Went inside the Vulcan wow staff were so friendly. Museum very good. Aircraft workshop amazing A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CarolM3181
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A really interesting morning....

Easy to find, this museum is on the edge of Carlisle Lake District Airport. The indoor museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug C
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The Museum is open from Easter until the last weekend in October on a Friday & Saturday. We are also open on the Bank Holiday Mondays. We have some exciting new exhibits demonstrating the close ties that existed between the RAF and the City of...more
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Block B Aviation House | Carlisle Airport, Carlisle CA6 4NW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went inside the Vulcan wow staff were so friendly. Museum very good. Aircraft workshop amazing A must to visit

Thank CarolM3181
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find, this museum is on the edge of Carlisle Lake District Airport. The indoor museum is extensive, with tableaux of wartime scenes, cutaway engines, information about flying suits, Cold War history, missiles, air Aces, ejector seats, and loads of other air-related stuff. Outside...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 13 September 2018

a very interesting day out and also very accessible from the 69 trunk road near to Brampton Cumbria . The grounds and the displays are very good. We were staying in a small cottage called Old Chapel in Hayton Behind the Stone Inn. it was...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Based at Carlisle Airport, this museum is a collection of aircraft and related items. The main attraction for me is Avro Vulcan XJ823. The aircraft is kept in wonderful condition and the public are allowed cockpit access accompanied by one of the volunteers who staff...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A must see! Very reasonably priced. Great attraction for all weather's as some indoors.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice up close kinda place. Kids and adults will love it as you can go inside airplanes. The staff was lovely.

Thank isla580
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great place to while away a couple of hours or so, even if it is raining. Plenty of parking, good value admission fee, and relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting inside the Vulcan and hearing about its history. Great little gift shop with reasonable prices and...More

Thank JLu1611
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Really down to earth aviation experience. Wonderful aircraft and lots of displays and information. Well worth a visit

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I visited this museum during my family holidays last august. If you are a plane-minded guy like me, and you happen to be in the area, I strongly recommend you visit it. The museum has a handful of british planes (mainly 1.950 onwards), but the...More

Thank Inigo1973
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant day out with the family. Went with husband and are 2 children aged 9 and 4. The children really enjoyed themself. They loved going into the planes and even had the chance to go into the vulcan bomer. Staff were really friendly too.

Thank liamcmullen2015
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Response from David823 | Reviewed this property |
Gordon where on the main road will you be starting from? If your getting dropped off at the airport junction follow the brown signs which will take you towards Irthington turn left at the next brown sign and keep the runway... More
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Dogs are allowed outside but must be on a lead, guide dogs are allowed inside the museum.
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