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Solway Aviation Museum

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This place is run by enthusiasts, expect to be intrigued by the collection of things and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Workington, United Kingdom
Very well deserved a visit

Great time to visit this airport memorial to a time of great aircraft and rolls Royce and see what... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1228 573823
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All reviews carlisle airport vulcan bomber run by volunteers blue steak cold war well worth a visit flight deck climb inside star of the show control tower indoor exhibits aircraft engines knowledgeable volunteers on display little gem the main attraction well stocked gift shop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is run by enthusiasts, expect to be intrigued by the collection of things and the presentation. its not slick or an "experience" it is so obviously a labour of love

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank andrewjdunbabin
Reviewed 31 January 2019

When reading the reviews from 2 weeks or a month ago I was under the impression the museum would be open. I made a special journey last Saturday only to find the museum closed, I was able to walk round the planes but not go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jean C
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Great time to visit this airport memorial to a time of great aircraft and rolls Royce and see what what there father and grandad had to endure during the war 1st and 2nd

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank billwalby
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I love taking my boys here. My eldest wants to be a pilot & has also flown from here on a lesson. You’re able to go into some of the old aircraft, also learn more about the history in the museum. The people who work...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Plenty too see indoors .Flight simulators are good for all ages very realistic. Great to get access to the Vulcan cockpit too . Nice selection of aircraft in good positions to photograph too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank G8410NUdavida
Reviewed 13 November 2018

A small but very interesting museum with the outstanding highlight being the visit to the Vulcan cockpit to see the nuclear trigger that would have ended civilization as we know it! That or the long range bombing of the Falklands in one of these machines....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I was passing though when I sore the sign and what a place just like a big kid I was been able to go inside some of the plains will bring the wife next time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank den310
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolM3181
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul T
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22 May 2017|
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
Marcus H
19 April 2017|
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Response from David823 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed outside but must be on a lead, guide dogs are allowed inside the museum.