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Solent Sky Museum Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Solent Sky Museum, Albert Road South (Near Ocean Village), Southampton SO14 3FR England

    Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent area.Geographically this was the most important area in the country, perhaps the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s. 26 aircraft companies set up shop in the area, and many of the world’s greatest aircraft, including the legendary Spitfire, first took to the air in the skies over Southampton.We have 18 complete airframes, including a Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S6a (N248), and also 4 cockpit sections. We also have a comprehensive collection of aero-engines.

    Our mighty Sandringham Flying Boat was originally built as a Short Sunderland in 1943, and converted to a passenger aircraft after the war. Visitors are welcome to board the aircraft to sample the luxury of air travel in the romantic era of the great flying boats, and guided tours of the flight deck are also available.Kids (and big kids) can also imagine what it would be like to fly a jet fighter while sat in the cockpits of our Supermarine Swift and Harrier Jump Jet. Our new Schneider Trophy Exhibition is now open, with its record-breaking centrepiece the S6a. Video stock footage of these legendary races and artefacts from the time illustrate the drama and romance of the fastest race in history.
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    Departure Point
    Solent Sky Museum
    Departure Time
    Open every day from 10am. Last entry at 4pm.
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Solent Sky Museum
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Parking available onsite
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This museum is amazing. The displays and WWII information was incredible. We happened upon it by accident. The history of the flying boats was great. We would highly recommend this stop.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Camper143142
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This museum is well worth the visit. It is so much bigger than you expect and don’t be put off by the look of the outside. We turned up and thought it wouldn’t be worth the visit it is a small building and doesn’t look...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chezzal1975
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Museum is specialized in Southampton aircrafts. Top piece is a giant flying boat that just fits in the building. Tells about the golden age of traveling in a lovely way. Worthwile!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Linda D
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a very interesting couple of hours there we are an older couple with walking issues,but these were catered for and there are lifts,,it’s a great place for all ages.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Cacapop70
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great Museum, Lots of aircraft in such a small space. The people who work there are great and knowledgeable. It is a museum that lets you see the importance of aviation to Southampton. Being able to sit in cockpits of famous planes was the highlight...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank kjm183
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