The Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent

4.3
#5 of 6 in Museums in Gosport
The only Hovercraft Museum in the world.

An extensive collection of Hovercraft, including the 2 surviving Cross Channel Hovercraft.

Open on Saturday's from 10;00 until 16:00

Open Wednesday by Appointment only.

Please note when visiting, Parking is on the Slipway opposite the main gates on Marine Parade West

For SatNav type in PO13 9NS.

This will show up as Drake Road which is after the Museum's Entrance.

Please do not put in PO13 9NY as that will take you to the back gate.

Contact address:

The Hovercraft Museum

Building 40

Daedalus Site

Argus Gate

Chark Lane

Lee-on-the-Solent

Hampshire

PO13 9NY

Prices:

Adult (18-59): £7

Child (5-17): £5

Concession (Student & Senior 60+): £6

Serving & Veteran Military personnel: £3

Under 5's: Free

Wheelchair Carer: Free
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  • It's the only hovercraft museum in the world, and it's well worth a visit. It's run entirely by volunteers, and they clearly love the place. There's a large collection of hovercrafts of all shapes and...  more »
  • This brilliant museum is entirely run by volunteers. OK so it's not the smartest in terms of looks, but the sheer enthusiasm and passion of the people who run it more than compensate. A fascinating lo...  more »
  • Don't let exterior fool you, great museum good value. Do the tour Jim is excellent, very interesting!  more »
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  • An impressive selection of hovercraft, some in better condition than others. They do have a bit of information on the history of the hovercraft and some detailed information about select items but I feel they could do more to tell the story of hovercraft rather than just be a collection. Nice cafe.
  • Loved it! It's not something id say was my thing but I actually really enjoyed it. Went out in the Hovercraft and it was so much fun. My Son and hubby loved it too and our mini Dachshund! Fab day out!
  • A small museum but a wealth of homage to great British Engineering. A 'must visit' for anyone with even the slightest interest in hovercraft. Also take the opportunity to be guided around. Our guide at the recent Hover Show was so knowledgeable and it made for a great eye opener. My 6 year old son was enthralled.
  • Great little museum with tons of hovercrafts of all shapes and sizes. Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly volunteer staff. Cafe is a little lacking but does serve a great flapjack.
  • A great place to see hovercrafts of all shapes and sizes. A charitable organisation that desperately needs support. Tomorrow you can look round and have a ride on a hovercraft....well worth a visit.

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