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.

On the 5th we are also hosting our special 20th anniversary of SRN4 hovercraft at Lee-on-the-Solent with a day of events until 1900 that evening – for more details and to book, please see the Home page

Trustee Update – Covid-19 Closure

The trust is sad to announce that we will be closed with immediate effect in line with Government Guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. We will still keep a regular watch on the collection and continue to monitor emails and calls where we can, although there may be a longer than usual delay in replying in some instances.

In the meantime, please keep an eye on both the website and the Facebook page where will let you know of any changes as soon as possible.

Since re-opening in July we have invested lots in time, money and volunteer training to make visiting us a safe experience in the current climate, so we look forward to welcoming you back again as soon as we can. Until then, Stay Safe.

The Trustees

Alex, Ben, Doug & Louise

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

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