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.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12noon – 5pm
Last entry on all days 4pm
*We also open on Mondays during school holidays*
10am - 5pm
XMAS OPENING HOURS
Monday 22nd December - Open
Tuesday 23rd December - Open
Wednesday 24th December - Closed
Thursday 25th December - Closed
Friday 26th December - Closed
Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th - Open
Monday 29th December - Open
(Limited free car parking available on-site, must report to reception)
Our new Schneider Trophy Exhibition is now open.
Children 5+ £4.50
Family (2 adults, up to 3 Children) £17.50
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 ...