We visited during February half-term and spent over two hours engrossed in the fascinating world of Hovercraft development. The star attraction was sitting 20 feet up in the cockpit of a 250 tonne Hoverspeed cross channel ferry called an SRN4. In its hold were over a dozen smaller craft! Then around the site dozens more unusual craft including an ice cream van hovervan. A WW1 hangar houses various restoration projects and the main WW2 hangar has a shop, video suite and other exhibits. The ambience is certainly more James May than Portsmouth Dockyard and rather well worn in places. However, Warwick Jacobs and his troop have created something special here. So go support them with your eyes open and enjoy a different afternoon. At the time of writing, booking was required by email but it was easy enough to arrange.
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