Solway Aviation Museum and its collection

Solway Aviation Museum

The Solway Aviation Museum, based at Carlisle Lake District Airport, is home to a growing collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age. The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, it’s display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in World War II. As part of your visit and is included within the admission charge is a guided tour of the flight deck of our AVRO Vulcan XJ823, this tour is subject to staff and aircraft serviceability. The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge, they are preserving aviation history for generations to come. some of the aircraft on display are, Armstrong Whitworth Meteor, English Electric Canberra, BAC Lightning Interceptor, Blue Streak Rocket Motors, de Havilland Vampire, Sikorsky Whirlwind and our Avro Vulcan B2 XJ823. We also have a growing number of vehicles including a 1956 Bedford Vulcan Crew bus as featured on the Bangers and Cash TV program.

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Solway Aviation Museum
Aviation House Carlisle Airport Crosby-on-Eden
CA6 4NW Carlisle

Visitor information Solway Aviation Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00

We are open all English Bank Holidays.


6 – 16£4.00

Due to the recession we have held our admission prices for the fourth year running.


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

Aviation House Carlisle Airport Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle

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