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Solway Aviation Museum

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Great museum

Plenty too see indoors .Flight simulators are good for all ages very realistic. Great to get access... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
G8410NUdavida
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Gretna, United Kingdom
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Must visit the Vulcan cockpit - unique to aviation museums

A small but very interesting museum with the outstanding highlight being the visit to the Vulcan... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lawrence C
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Edinburgh
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The Museum is open from Easter until the last weekend in October on a Friday & Saturday. We are also open on the Bank Holiday Mondays. We have some exciting new exhibits demonstrating the close ties that existed between the RAF and the City of...more
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Block B Aviation House | Carlisle Airport, Carlisle CA6 4NW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty too see indoors .Flight simulators are good for all ages very realistic. Great to get access to the Vulcan cockpit too . Nice selection of aircraft in good positions to photograph too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank G8410NUdavida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but very interesting museum with the outstanding highlight being the visit to the Vulcan cockpit to see the nuclear trigger that would have ended civilization as we know it! That or the long range bombing of the Falklands in one of these machines....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I was passing though when I sore the sign and what a place just like a big kid I was been able to go inside some of the plains will bring the wife next time

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went inside the Vulcan wow staff were so friendly. Museum very good. Aircraft workshop amazing A must to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolM3181
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Easy to find, this museum is on the edge of Carlisle Lake District Airport. The indoor museum is extensive, with tableaux of wartime scenes, cutaway engines, information about flying suits, Cold War history, missiles, air Aces, ejector seats, and loads of other air-related stuff. Outside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug C
Reviewed 13 September 2018

a very interesting day out and also very accessible from the 69 trunk road near to Brampton Cumbria . The grounds and the displays are very good. We were staying in a small cottage called Old Chapel in Hayton Behind the Stone Inn. it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Based at Carlisle Airport, this museum is a collection of aircraft and related items. The main attraction for me is Avro Vulcan XJ823. The aircraft is kept in wonderful condition and the public are allowed cockpit access accompanied by one of the volunteers who staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A must see! Very reasonably priced. Great attraction for all weather's as some indoors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice up close kinda place. Kids and adults will love it as you can go inside airplanes. The staff was lovely.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great place to while away a couple of hours or so, even if it is raining. Plenty of parking, good value admission fee, and relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting inside the Vulcan and hearing about its history. Great little gift shop with reasonable prices and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from David823 | Reviewed this property |
Gordon where on the main road will you be starting from? If your getting dropped off at the airport junction follow the brown signs which will take you towards Irthington turn left at the next brown sign and keep the runway... More
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Marcus H
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Dogs are allowed outside but must be on a lead, guide dogs are allowed inside the museum.
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