The Hovercraft Museum Trust

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The Hovercraft Museum, based in Lee-on-the-Solent, has the only collection in the world of historic hovercraft! There are 60 hovercraft within several hangars on the Daedalus site.

Every year we have a major Hovershow event when you can experience the thrill of hovercraft trips, displays of modern and historic craft and see many more on display.

The museum is run by dedicated enthusiasts, engineers, pilots and retired crew. The Hovercraft Museum Trust hopes to be able to open the collection on a more permanent basis on the site in the future. Appointments for students, colleges, schools, groups and individuals or anyone interested in engineering and technology can be booked at reasonable rates. Membership costs £25 per year and includes visits, regular newsletters, events, use of library and archives and access to the collection.

To date the museum has had over 10 annual Hovershows and attracted over 50,000 visitors to these weekend special open days. The biggest was in 2009 ... the 50th anniversary of the first hovercraft crossing the Channel, proving it as an invention.

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Opening hours

any time by appointment email or phone or in writing

apart from Sundays

Closed: Sundays

Admission charges

£7 adults £6 concessions £5 children

The Hovercraft Museum Trust
Argus Gate
Chark Lane
PO13 9NY




023 9255 2090

023 9255 3090

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