Filming Event at the Museum

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!

Museum to Re-Open for December 2020!

In line with Government Guidelines we are delighted to announce we will be re-opening for our last 2 operational days on Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th December from 10am until 4pm.

****PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing countrywide Covid-19 restrictions (meaning several of our special guest speakers cannot currently attend) we will be postponing our special SRN4 20th Anniversary Event to February 20th 2021****

HRH The Princess Royal visits her namesake at the Hovercraft Museum

 Today we were honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal, amongst other distinguished guests, to The Hovercraft Museum and back to the Hovercraft she named 50 years ago.
Princess Anne was very interested in the collection and stayed longer than planned, taking time to speak to all the people presented to her from Museum and the Hovercraft Industry both past and present. After the speeches, unveiling of the plaque and presenting of a painting by founding trustee Warwick Jacobs, the 190 guests on site we able to partake of a cream tea on the car deck of the SRN4.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers who worked hard to make the event happen successfully. Our thanks also go to Cpt Robin Paine for helping to orchestrate the whole event, Griffon Hoverwork and Hovertravel Ltd for laying on a fantastic demonstration and the other representative organisations that attended.
The Trustees

The Princess Anne is Officially Recognised as a Historic Vessel

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.

An SR.N4 Hovercraft at sea leaving Dover