Solent Sky Aviation Museum

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The Hall of Aviation depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and Hampshire. The Museum tells the story of 26 aircraft companies including the Supermarine Aircraft Works where RJ Mitchell's famous aircraft, the Spitfire, was designed and built, also the Schneider Trophy winning aircraft the S6B. Visitors may also board the 4-engine Sandringham Flying Boat. There are many other exhibits in the form of graphics boards models and aircraft.

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Opening hours

10:00am Tuesday-Saturday (and Mondays during school holidays)
12:00noon Sundays
Last admission 4:00pm daily
Close 5:00pm

We occasionally close during the day for special functions & so would advise visitors planning a long journey to check first; also that any specific exhibit they may wish to view is present, as we sometimes loan items out.

Admission charges

Adult £5.00
Senior £4.00
Child over 5 yrs £3.00
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) £13.00 (ie one child is admitted free)

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Land Transport, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Airwave hang glider (BAPC.215)
  • Avro 504J replica (BAPC.210)
  • Britten Norman BN-1F
  • De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (G-ADWO)
  • De Havilland Vampire T.11
  • DHC Chipmunk T.10 cockpit
  • Folland Gnat F.1
  • Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen FAW.2
  • Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea
  • Saro Skeeter AOP.12
  • Saro SR.A1
  • Short Sandringham IV
  • Slingsby Cadet TX.3
  • Slingsby T.31
  • Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1
  • SUMPAC man-powered aircraft (BAPC.7)
  • Supermarine S.6A
  • Supermarine Spitfire F.24
  • Wight Quadraplane replica (BAPC.164)

Solent Sky Aviation Museum
Albert Road South
SO14 3FR




02380 635830


02380 223383

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