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The Hovercraft Museum

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Hovercraft trip and Museum visit from Ryde IoW

Having worked on the large BHC hovercrafts in the late 60's it was good to reminisce the vehicles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beej700
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
A really good place to visit

This is a unique musem at a historical location and they have a really good number of hovercraft on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin D
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Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire.
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9NS, England
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+44 23 9255 2090
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having worked on the large BHC hovercrafts in the late 60's it was good to reminisce the vehicles also the many other commercial and sports variants. A hour long tour brought uo many interesting memories related by a member of the museum staff. many small...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank beej700
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique musem at a historical location and they have a really good number of hovercraft on display, several of which you can go inside to have a detailed look. Well worth a visit to support this excellent ventuire.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Colin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to love the hovercraft across the English Channel, and were a little intrigued as to how they would make a museum out of them so we went to look. Parking is on a slipway across the road, not far away at all. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Group of us visited this volunteer run Museum in August and thoroughly enjoyed an excellent guided tour which covered the history and the amazing range of varying sizes and ages of hovercraft on the site. The highlight is the magnificent SRN4 Princess Anne, the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was not good with gale force winds. It did mean that the visit was by coach rather than a specially arranged Hovercraft from Southsea up the Solent. The wind also meant that part of the site was closed but this did not result...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DykeHillTopCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hovercraft Museum on the coast road next to Lee on the Solent is an extremely interesting worthwhile visit to see the technology and developments of the Hovercraft from its early inception by Sir Christopher Cockerell to the giant cross channel SRN4s. It also houses...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent just over an hour here. I loved the Princess Anne, its huge and you can explore the whole crafts. Amazing to think it was loaded with cars and passengers in its day. James Bond craft from Die another day (which was shot in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable afternoon in the company of very enthusiastic and passionate volunteers together with an amazing collection of Hovercraft and associated historical items. It surpassed all our expectations and included in the very reasonable admission price, was a detailed guided tour with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jane W
Reviewed August 13, 2019

I visited here without my wife, she would have probably gotten bored if not in the best of moods. But my two youngsters DID enjoy it, theres some things to dress up in, and the fact that you can get into some of the craft...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Martyn321
Reviewed August 11, 2019

A well presented museum, run by enthusiastic volunteers! A method of travel that is only 70 years old and is now part of our history.

Date of experience: August 2019
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1florence
May 10, 2018|
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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
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Daniel T
January 31, 2016|
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Response from 555alexanderw | Property representative |
As Ben says one of the SR.N4 craft, "The Princess Anne" is now open to the public!
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brian1070674
January 19, 2016|
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As Catherine rightly says, children aged 4 and under go free with an accompanying adult.
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