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Solent Sky Museum, Southampton

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4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Solent Sky Museum is located in Southampton. Arrange your visit to Solent Sky Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Southampton using our Southampton itinerary planner.
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  • Wonderful, just wonderful. Yes, as some here have moaned, the place is cramped, dim inside, dusty and a bit tatty, that's undeniable, but it's a real tribute to the band of enthusiasts who run the pla...  read more »
  • When I first came to live in Southampton 26 years ago, there was a Shorts Shackleton flying boat moored at Calshot. Sadly if you want to see a flying boat now, you have to go to Solent Sky. However, I...  read more »
  • Just spent a couple of hours at the Solent Sky Museum and was very pleasantly surprised. Didn't realise quite how much there would be to see in what looked like quite a small building. Lots of aircraf...  read more »
  • If you enjoy seeing aeroplanes and are in the area you really must visit! It is full of aviation history. I walked away hoping that one day some billionaire would restore the Beachcomber. If you ask nicely they will let you into the cockpit. You can, of course, see a Spitfire! Australians: you can read about Bert Hinkler here - his Southampton house was moved brick by brick from Southampton to Bundaberg!
  • Really great museum, with bags of history and character, relevant to the area It kept a 12yr,10yr, and a 6 year old engaged long enough for the grown ups to have a good look round. Very approachable staff Definitely recommend it well worth a visit. I think southampton council and the airport should be investing more in this important part of the city's past ..
  • Lovely museum, the volunteers are very informative and a pleasure to listen to. Being able to sit in some of the cockpits, and the Maureen O'Hara plane is lovely. And there are not many museums where you are encouraged to use your camera.
  • I didn't enjoy also being engineer. Too much written documents. There are many small aircrafts used in ww2
  • Fantastic museum! I wish I had gone earlier. Very friendly and knowledgeable team and exciting planes housed inside. I particularly enjoyed sitting in the cockpit of two fighter jets. Also, Maureen O'Hara's sea plane is open for exploring. Bring a camera!
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