The Solway Aviation Museum is an independently run aircraft museum located at Carlisle Lake District Airport in Cumbria.
Solway Aviation Museum Map
The museum's collection includes Avro Vulcan B.2 XJ823 which was flown into Carlisle Airport in January 1983, after the Falklands War.
The Solway Aviation Museum was established in 1961, and is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifacts and displays reflecting Britain's position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.
The Museum is run entirely by a team of volunteers from the Solway Aviation Society. The aircraft collection is based on post war British jets that entered service with the Royal Air Force during the 1950's and 60's, and many have a local connection.
The museum also details the fascinating history of the civilian life of Carlisle Airport over many years.
Solway Aviation Museum Address & Travel
Solway Aviation Museum
Telephone: 01228 573823
The museum is located at Carlisle Airport in Cumbria and the satnav postcode is CA6 4NW.
From the North
: A74(M) or the A7 to J44 of the M6 then follow signs to the A689 and Carlisle Airport, approx. 5 miles.
From the East
: Follow the A69 and then the A689 from roundabout just after Brampton - follow signs to Carlisle Airport.
From the South
: M6 to J44 and follow the signs for A689 and Carlisle Airport.
How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website
What are the Opening Hours?
The Museum is open every weekend from the 25th of March 2016 until the last weekend in October on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also on official English Bank Holidays. It closes for the winter on Sunday 30th October 2016.
• Opening Times:
10.30am to 5pm
• Vulcan Bomber is open from:
11am to 4.15pm
For more information then visit the
• Solway Aviation Museum official website.
Accommodation: postcode - CA6 4NW