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Solent Sky Museum

Open Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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  • Average5%
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“flight deck”(31 reviews)
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
+44 23 8063 5830
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All reviews flying boat aviation history flight deck sea plane interesting exhibits roe fire brigade volunteer staff couple of hours small building on display great collection great place to visit run by volunteers southampton area interesting place ocean village
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good atmosphere,friendly keen staff who accommodated the grandchildren very well.So much to see and learn about.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mealsout16
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I attended with my 3 year old son. He loved seeing the planes especially the Spitfire. The staff were amazing they are enthusiastic and give you a warm welcome. I will return soon

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stevenm52017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a couple of hours perusing the items on display. This is a little hidden gem and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaritaParfett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my husband & I enjoyed this museum. The friendly, knowledgeable staff were very accommodating & the exhibits were wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed actually being able to climb into the interesting old Sandringham Flying Boat & imagine what it would’ve been like to take a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank annebusse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My knowledge of British Aircraft and Aviation is pretty good but at the Southampton Solent Skye Museum the depth of my knowledge was most significantly increased on UK flying boats and their development. You will need at least 2 hours here and most likely more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a Spitfire and a short Sandrigham a plane is never heard off. We do 1940s shows and dress up and see lots of Spitfire fly overs but to be this close is great. We took three hours plus a sit down and toilet...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some rare and astonishing aircraft all lovingly displayed by hard working volunteers. If you love planes go!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hcorney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I struggle to understand the negative reviews for this hidden gem of an aviation museum. I hadn't visited for a number of years and wasn't disappointed to return. For a paltry entry fee of £8 (Season Ticket!) you are rewarded with some very unique aircraft....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank divingscubaboy
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
Thank Mjvhav
Reviewed 11 December 2018 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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Janice G
23 October 2018|
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.
Stella F
24 February 2018|
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Response from JGADV | Reviewed this property |
No the Spitfire is off limits
Steven M
18 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