All bands on deck in rare Hovercraft Museum opening for Museums at Night 2012

| 16 May 2012
A photo of a dark red hovercraft mast with brown propellors under a sunset sky
Head to Hampshire for hovercrafts this Museums at Night© Oxygen Thief,
Museums at Night 2012: The Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-Solent, May 19 2012

The dedicated volunteers caring for the Hovercraft Museum’s proud fleet can only let the public meet their nautical juggernauts six times a year.

One of those is Museums at Night, when more than 70 vessels will be saturated by light, illuminating specimens ranging from a single-seater example to a pair of giant, 300-ton wave-riders.

With a band playing on one of the decks and two vast aircraft hangars also opening their doors, this is a rare chance to see hovercraft as you’ve never imagined them before.

  • Runs 6.30pm-10pm. Admission £4-£5 (includes soup, roll and live music). Visit the museum online.

More pictures:

A photo of a large grey and white hovercraft inside a large, bright museum

A photo of a large red hovercraft mast with brown propellers under a dusk sky
© Oxygen Thief,
A photo of people on a stony beach looking at a large red, blue and white hovercraft
© Andrew Cooke
A photo of a large white hovercraft called the princess margaret on a shore at night
© Oxygen Thief,
An overhead photo of a huge white and grey hovercraft in a port in broad daylight

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