Founded 1987 as a registered charity (1003689), the Hovercraft Museum Trust is the worlds greatest collection of Hovercraft archive, film, and historic craft, dating back to John Thonycroft’s 1870 air lubricated boat models and the then Dr. Cockerell’s 1955 annular jet experiments.

We operate a board of five trustees:

  • Louise Jenkins – Chairman
  • Alex Wheeler – Secretary
  • Steve Henderson – Treasurer
  • Doug Coulson
  • Rob Hiseman


Current Patrons:

  • Lord Hotham
  • Lord Somerlayton – Hugh Crossley
  • Earl Of Leicester – Lord Tom Coke
  • Lady Mary Wilson of Rievaulx
  • Sir Raulph Fiennes
  • Christopher Band
  • Ray Wheeler
  • Joseph Sullivan

Past Patrons:

  • David Mellor Jameson, MBE, FRAeS