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Solent Sky Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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“flying boat”(125 reviews)
“flight deck”(26 reviews)
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...more
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Albert Road South | (Near Ocean Village), Southampton SO14 3FR, England
+44 23 8063 5830
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All reviewsflying boataviation historyflight decksea planeroeinteresting exhibitsfire brigadecouple of hourssmall buildingvolunteer staffon displaygreat place to visitrun by volunteerssouthampton areastaff were very friendlyocean villagefew hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

I went with my 3 year old son and my 83 year old grandmother yesterday. We had such a lovely time and I found that it appealed to all of our ages and interests incredibly well. I found every single staff member highly informed, knowledgable...More

Thank eznlen
Reviewed 4 days ago

I admit that I am biased. My father was at Southampton for the 1929 Schneider Trophy. Our family was involved in the 29 and 31 Trophy events and these events played a monumental part in the development of the modern aircraft design. The Sunderland with...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small and compact with great airplanes produced in the neighborhoods and very friendly staff with a lot of knowledge.

Thank nbrask
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my grandson who is six he loved it an enjoyed sitting in the hawk cockpit staff were very helpful an nice

Thank cbaker301065
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a 5 year old who loved the hands on bits like sitting in planes , looking around the inside of planes and watching the film's and our 3 year old son, well every step was 'wow' then 'wow ! He loved it too....More

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the museum, taking in the local history and aeronautical links to the city. The exhibits are varied and interesting, well displayed, with plenty of information about them. The staff add considerable insight to the artifacts, sharing their infectious enthusiasm. Would...More

Thank AndySMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a shame that the exterior of the building looks so shabby and unloved. You could go past and be forgiven for thinking the museum is closed. Once you are in it’s a different ball game. The are some fascinating exhibits of bygone aircraft and...More

Thank cee3tpc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum looks small on the outsdie but there is a heck of a lot of interesting exhibits inside including the last flying boat which is a double deck plane and you. can freely go inside it... The only down side was the grumpy have...More

Thank Winsladefilms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this highly recommended museum and were not disappointed. Packed with interesting exhibits covering the aviation history of Southampton. There is an impressive flying boat that you can look around inside. There is a lot of interesting historical information and the museum staff are knowledgeable...More

Thank Adventurer621443
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the South Coasts hidden gems - and great for aviation nuts (and those interested in the development of the Spitfire). Lots of interesting items to explore. Had previously visited (out of hours) with a local Cub group working on their Aviation badge -...More

Thank gatcarr4
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Stella F
25 February 2018|
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Response from JGADV | Reviewed this property |
No the Spitfire is off limits
Steven M
19 February 2018|
Response from JGADV | Reviewed this property |
Best way would be to take the bus to the eastern docks or Town Quay, alternative would be taxi or if you 're up to it, it only takes about 20 minutes to walk
5 February 2018|
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Response from Dibleygirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's within walking distance, but suggest you take a taxi to avoid getting lost! The building looks like an industrial unit, so you could easily miss it. Enjoy your visit!