Solent Sky MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
Previously known as Southampton hall of Aviation the museum houses extensive collection of jets and fighter planes. Southampton is quite an important place geographically hence the cities transport systems were continuously upgraded. Be it water, road or air, the best of efforts were dedicated towards that. The museum showcases models and replicas of many such jets and even gives you the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a few. There’s a separate exhibit section of military uniforms, wartime exhibits, engines and various aircrafts that were developed from 1908 to 1960, most famous of them being the ‘Spitfire’.
- Disabled friendly place.
- Group visits by prior appointments.
- Adults: EUR 6.50
- Seniors: EUR 5.50
- Children above 5 years: EUR 4.50
- Family (2 adults, 3 children): EUR 17.50
- Last entry on all days is 4.00pm.
- Closed on Mondays except during school holidays and from 27th July to 31st August.
- Southampton Central, Lines: 8, 8A, 10, 10A
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94.31% of people who visit Southampton include Solent Sky Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.98% of people start their Solent Sky Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Solent Sky Museum
93.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Solent Sky Museum
Decent selection of planes especially the flying boats and to see a Spitfire up close. Good little museum to explore and learn about the history of aviation in the area. We got our tickets via Groupon which meant it was half price for 2 adults. A good way to spend 60-90 minutes but I think a lick of paint, cleaner windows and more interactive features would make it better.
A cute little museum. Someone managed to park a load of planes in one room. Amazing. Not much interaction for children but that's not really the intention. You can go inside the sea plane and sit in a couple of cockpits. It tells an interesting history of the Southampton production of the Spitfire and has a lot on Southampton during the war - this itself would make a good solo exhibit. I'd say an hour to visit, more if you're an enthusiast and want to study everything.
This is small, friendly and informative museum. You need two three hours to see and read it all. Staff knowledgeable and could not do enough to ensure we had a great time. I will be going back again.
As a family we really enjoyed it here. I didn't even know if existed until recently and have lived in the area for a long time. Theres a brilliant sea plane toy can wander around in and lots of history to read about. We got some discounted tickets which made it very reasonable. Good way to spend a rainy afternoon
Small and friendly museum with some great planes but there is quite a lot of junk as well which I suspect were well meant donations / gifts. Needs some firm curating!