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Solent Sky Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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
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All reviews flying boat aviation history flight deck sea plane interesting exhibits roe fire brigade volunteer staff small building couple of hours on display great collection great place to visit run by volunteers southampton area interesting place few hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in the part Southampton has played in the story of seaplanes and more especially in the story of the Spitfire then this museum is a must. There is more to see than I can describe here. Even the display of model...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing museum tucked away in a corner of Southampton opposite Ocean Village. The centre piece of the museum is the amazing Sunderland flying boat which was a cornerstone of the flying boats that made Southampton and the Solent their base. The history of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here due to a groupon with minimal expectation as neither or us really like planes and we walked quickly past a few of the exhibits on the ground floor. The first floor though, has a really interesting exhibit on the history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go to an interesting place out non Christmassy on a blustery December morning. What a gem we find with the Solent Sky Museum. It far exceeded our expectation from a content, presentation and time required to visit perspective. Congratulations Southampton City Council...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent collection of aircraft and history of Southampton aviation. You can wander around the exhibits lots to see and read. It’s quite a lot packed in to a relatively small space but in my opinion totally worth a trip. Good value for money andjust...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been visiting this museum since I was a young boy around 1996. Now 28 and many visits later I still enjoy being on the flight deck, or looking up ( even at 6ft 3” ) to the propellor hub of the Spitfire. I’m glad...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solent Sky is devoted to the the history of military and commercial aviation, with an emphasis on the people, events and aircraft of the area around Southampton. Occupying pride of place in the museum is a Short Sandringham flying boat, complemented by a major display...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobNWFA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solent Sky Museum located close to the original Supermarine factory where Spitfire, the legendary WW2 aircraft, was designed and built. It offers aviation fans a chance to see aircraft of various types, including a Spitfire, Supermarine S6A, Tiger Moth, Folland Gnat F1, a Sandringham Flying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent museum. I expected it to be small being so close to Southampton centre but I was enthralled to find that although the premises is relativity small they have really used the space to its utmost. There is a superb amount of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

There's so much to see here so allow plenty of time to do it all. High spot was being able to go inside the sea plane. Brilliant! R G Mitchell, designer of Spitfire is well represented. A warm welcome and lots of info from staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Janice G
24 October 2018|
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Response from daviesrusu | Reviewed this property |
We were staying at a nearby hotel so did not drive, however I believe that we walked passed on-street parking nearby. Google maps shows a car park at the rear of the building.
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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
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Steven M
19 February 2018|
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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
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