Solway Aviation Museum

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Aviation House Carlisle Airport Crosby-on-Eden

Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifacts and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age. The museum’s primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Our aircraft collection is based on post war British jets that entered service with the Royal Air Force during the 1950’s and 60’s; many have local connections. We have also adopted some other post war aircraft which we considered worthy of restoration and preservation. The very popular Bluestreak Room displays photographs, parts and equipment from that project. The Crosby Room past and present, details the fascinating history of the civilian life of Carlisle Airport over many years. There are displays on the Airport Fire Section and a life size working copy of the tower control desk, along with the history of the various flight schools that have operated from Carlisle Airport where our Museum is based.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Museum will be open every weekend from the 3rd of April 2015 until the last weekend in October on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also on official English Bank Holidays. Our opening times are 10:30am until 5:00pm (Last entry 4:15pm). The Vulcan Bomber is open from 11.00am until 4.15pm.


Adult £5.00 Senior Citizens £3.50 Children (6-16) £3.00 Family (max 2 children) £12.00

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Public access available to collections information

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