The Solway Aviation Museum
Our primary objective is the preservation of our aviation heritage, its display and interpretation, so come along and take a nostalgic reminder of the men and women of the war time RAF who served in Cumberland during WW2.
Our aircraft collection is based on British jet aircraft that entered service with the Royal Air Force during the 1950's and 60's, many have local connections.
Bluestreak parts and equipment are on display in the very popular Bluestreak display room. This exhibit is always increasing as more information is handed in to us for safe keeping.
The Vulcan Bomber cockpit is open in the afternoons, during museum hours, weather and maintenance permitting.
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 life size working copy of the tower control desk, along with the history of the various flight schools that have operated from here. The museum is a Register Charity No 1034715.
Adult £4.50, family £11.00, senior £3.00, child £2.50, under 5s free.
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|Notes||Last admission 16.15. The Vulcan Bomber is open for visitors all day and Cockpit Tours run between 10.30 and 16.15 each day. Tours last approximately 30 minutes with a maximum of 5 visitors per tour. Cockpit tours are included in the price of your entry ticket.|
VenueThe Solway Aviation Museum
Aviation House, Carlisle Airport, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, CA6 4NW
Map reference: NY 483611 Lat: 54.94187 Long: -2.80854
From Carlisle and the M6 cross over jct 44 and follow the signs to Carlisle Airport, which is located on A689 approximately 6 miles from Carlisle.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Brampton station