From Saturday 7th August “Little Hover World” arrives at the Hovercraft Museum – our younger visitors will need to keep their eyes peeled around the museum to see where all of our little helpers are working!
On Sunday 20th June not only are we open for an extra day that weekend but Hovertravel Ltd are back providing unique flights around the Solent from the Hovercraft Museum!
These flights are very popular so booking is strongly advised. Tickets can be purchased from Ryde or Southsea terminals, the Museums ticket office at Lee-on-the-Solent or by clicking on the “Excursions” tab at www.hovertravel.co.uk
After the Government announcement on Monday that all museums can now re-open as of May 17th, we are delighted to announce we will be opening on Saturday 22nd May (and all subsequent Saturday’s thereafter)
We aim to have a summer season full of events and activities including the return of Hovertravel Ltd to provide pleasure flights around the Solent from our slipway on selected dates. Our volunteers will continue to get the collection ready for you to visit and we can’t wait to be able to welcome you through the gates once again!
The Hovercraft Museum were delighted to host TV production company TwoFour Broadcast Ltd for a segment of a program on hovercraft in their new series of ‘Impossible Engineering’, due to broadcast later this year on UKTV network channels.
Despite being closed to the public for several months our volunteers have worked hard to prepare the site to look tidy for filming so we would like to say a big Thank You to all who helped with the preparation. We would also like to thank Griffon Hoverwork Ltd who supplied a 380TD for the ‘on-water’ part of the filming. We’ll keep you all updated on the broadcast date!
We are very excited to announce that “The Princess Anne” is now on the National Historic Ships Register!
Many thanks indeed go to all at National Historic Ships UK for their help in this important process of recognising the historic significance of the largest commercial hovercraft ever built and, of course, many thanks to our volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve not only this craft but also another 55 in the collection.
Follow the progress of “Anne” on our sister Facebook page, SRN4 Restoration and check out the other vessels on the registers at www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk
You can come and visit The Princess Anne and climb aboard any Saturday between 10am and 4pm.