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The Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent

(4.2/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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



PO13 9NY


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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  • Now this museum is 'something-else', it represents every aspect of hovercraft history and design. Alan, my guide on the day, showed me around the whole museum, his knowledge on all aspects of the hove...  more »
  • Took my took children (4&6) here for the Christmas open day. The staff (all volunteers!) couldn't have been more friendly/helpful... they really made the visit! Santa's grotto was great; within a smal...  more »
  • Not really a museum yet, more of a loose collection of hovercraft. Interesting but clearly in need of some serious funding before becoming a genuine attraction.  more »
  • A really interesting and fun experience with friendly staff and some serious hovercrafts to enjoy. I've riden in the Isle of Wight hovercraft many times but have never seen any others. Great fun
  • Good selection of craft but, unfortunately, the day we went the weather wasn't great so we were unable to see and craft in action. Food options are very limited. Worth going for the big crafts alone but the small ones are an excellent bonus.
  • Adult entry only £7 at present. Great for hovercraft enthusiasts (like my 2 year old). Amazing collection of craft and great to see the volunteers working on them. Some interactive exhibits, small shop and drinks and toilets on site. Staff are very friendly. Lots of history gathered in one place, hopefully the government will see sense and let them keep the big srn4 craft even though they are in a bit of a state. Like all small museums they could do with more funding and volunteers.
  • Quirky eccentric museum packed full of interesting facts about hovercrafts.
  • A great place to visit. I haven't been to the open day for a couple of years. Would love to know when it is this year. Happy memories of travelling to France on them.