Solent Sky Museum


Welcome to our website.

The Solent Sky Museum.

The "Birthplace" and  "Home" of The Spitfire

Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton and Solent area.

Geographically this area was the most important area in the country, if not the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s, the most famous being the Spitfire.

We have 18 aircraft of various types, including the Spitfire and S6b. Our Engine Bay also has a good selection of engines.

We welcome people aboard the Sandringham Flying Boat; and why not take a tour onto the flight deck. Or you can imagine that you are flying the Swift or Harrier Jump Jet while sitting in the cockpit.


Open Hours:
With effect from Monday the 21st December
the museum will be

Open 7 days per week.

Monday  –  Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12noon – 5pm

Last entry on all days 4pm

The museum will be closed for Christmas on the following dates:
24th , 25th and 26th December 2015
31st December 2015

01st January 2016



(There is normally plenty of on-street parking available)



Adults                   £6.50

Senior                   £5.50

Children 5+           £4.50

Family (2 adults, up to 3 Children) £17.50

Disabled access.

 As always, we aim to make history as interesting as possible, we are always happy to "entertain" school groups, and of course all of our veterans.

Group rates available on request for public and school parties (min ten persons)



Contained within these pages you will find archive images, snippets of information, and of course the inevitable video collection.
When you've finally finished browsing, don't forget to "donate" as all proceeds will go towards the upkeep, and future development of

Solent Sky, your "Spitfire Museum"
Should you be looking for information about "The designer", RJ Mitchell,
then click here, or on the image below ...
rj mitchell

The Solent Sky Museum relies on visitor attendance and donations to keep the museum open.
In this modern day rising costs are making this harder to achieve.
Please help us keep the doors open by donating to our charity.Every penny helps, simply use the Paypal link to donate via your credit card, you do not need to have a Paypal account to do this.


Thank You

Albert Road South

SO14 3FR
Tel +44(0)2380 635 830
Charity Number 262995



Disabled access:
 All areas of the museum are accessible via lift or ramp,
except aircraft flight decks.




Albert Road South
SO14 3FR
Tel +44(0)2380 635 830
Charity Number 262995


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