We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Hovercraft Museum

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Interesting place to visit

Spent a Saturday afternoon exploring hovercrafts and their history. Lovely staff and friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lorraine B
Gosport, United Kingdom
Embrace your inner geek!

It's not often that I am the least geeky person in the room but this was the case at the Hovercraft... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Read all 121 reviews
All photos (123)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cross channel”(20 reviews)
“princess anne”(8 reviews)
“wander around”(4 reviews)
Founded 1987 as a charity, the Hovercraft Museum Trust has become the world's greatest collection of Hovercraft. Come visit our large collection of hovercraft large, and small. From the world's biggest commercial hovercraft, the SRN4, that ran a car...more
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9NS, England
+44 23 9255 2090
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
120 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cross channel princess anne wander around enthusiastic volunteers on display worth a visit an interesting place lottery funding hour visit volunteer run tea or coffee entire place is my dad informative tour large cross a real gem fantastic place to visit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 120 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a Saturday afternoon exploring hovercrafts and their history. Lovely staff and friendly environment.

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It's not often that I am the least geeky person in the room but this was the case at the Hovercraft Museum; and that is not a bad thing! I notice that someone has described it as scrap yard. Well, it is! And a glorious...More

1  Thank sl140
Reviewed 30 September 2018

From the outside it may look a bit scrappy however once inside volunteers are working hard to do up the hovercrafts and keep some of them in running order. The free guided tour is very good and gives a lot of information about hovercrafts. One...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We visited here on our way back home as we had missed the previous open day, and wow we weren't disappointed. It's a working museum run by volunteers, so don't expect Disneyland, but they are knowledgeable, engaging, very friendly and more importantly extremely passionate. Along...More

Thank Mick N
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had been waiting for years to visit the hovercraft museum and at last we made it only to find it very disappointing. It was more like a scrapyard than a museum. Bits of old windows leaned up against the hovercraft and...More

Thank northendbrunel
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I really dont understand why there are any negative reviews for this place. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Its a graveyard for tired old historic hovercraft run a shoestring entirely by visitor contributions. One look from the outside (or from a...More

2  Thank stratoszero
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Hoovercraft is an invention that is cool machine and you can see Hover in Gosport UK England. Die Another Day Bond movie 2002 is two of them storred Nice place to visit

Thank Nybro007
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Visited on a Heritage Open Day and so entry was free. Museum’s located at far end of Marine Parade down from Lee on Solent. My Dad worked for Saunders Roe and Westlands on the IOW and was involved in the design of the early craft....More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is part of our history & heritage. The 70s & 80s, when hovercraft sped us across the channel in 22 minutes, on average. One of the most hands on museums around - you can actually board many of the craft, especially Princess Anne and...More

Thank BiscuitJoint
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing place to visit if you have an interest in hovercraft,staff are super helpful and full of information,my son had a cracking day and learnt lots of things.the tour we had was full of interesting facts and a good insight into the history of...More

Thank Kevin M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Premier Inn Gosport Hotel
595 reviews
3.66 km away
The Old Lodge Hotel
294 reviews
4.85 km away
TravelRest Solent Gateway
174 reviews
5.13 km away
The Anglesey Hotel
283 reviews
5.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 34 nearby restaurants
The Tea Party
330 reviews
.77 km away
Laneway Coffee
94 reviews
.96 km away
The Golden Bowler
156 reviews
1.02 km away
Smart Fish Bar
139 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 11 nearby attractions
Lee On Solent Beach
301 reviews
1.46 km away
The Crofton Pub
33 reviews
1.62 km away
Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve
228 reviews
1.76 km away
Gosport Diving Museum
144 reviews
3.76 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
11 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JGADV | Reviewed this property |
They are only open on Saturday and entry is 8 GBP, on their website you can find more info
Google Translation
Daniel T
1 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Alexander W | Property representative |
As Ben says one of the SR.N4 craft, "The Princess Anne" is now open to the public!
19 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Alexander W | Property representative |
As Catherine rightly says, children aged 4 and under go free with an accompanying adult.