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!
On the 26th and 27th of May 2019 you can visit The Hovercraft Museum and take a trip in a Hovercraft at a discounted rate! For the price of only £20 for adults, and £10 for children you can take a 15 Minute Spin Around Lee-on-The-Solent Waters AND experience a Historic Hovercraft adventure exploring The Hovercraft Museum.
Rides will be occurring at 11:00, 11:30 & 14:00 on the 26th & 27th May. Call Hovertravel on 01983 717700 to book these tickets in advance, or buy your tickets on the day*.
*Tickets are bought on the day on a first-come-first-serve basis so please plan ahead!
In addition to being a unique museum in our own right, we are now unique for a different reason as we have just had our BH7 Hovercraft added to the national ships register alongside such famous vessels such as HMS Victory and The Mary Rose.
Did you know that we now have FOUR craft listed on the National Historic Ships’ Register – a feat we don’t believe has been achieved by any other museum in the UK!
The craft listed are:
- SRN4 “The Princess Anne”
- SRN5 “006”
- SRN6 “Sea Hawk”
To make it even more special in 2019 both BH7 and The Princess Anne will be 50 years old. Why not celebrate by paying a visit and seeing once again these magnificent craft.
Come by and visit us on New Years Day 2019 – we’ll be open 12pm to 4pm
Santa is adding to his already busy schedule this Christmas by making a very special visit to the Hovercraft Museum on Saturday 15th December. Santa will be giving out gifts (and coal) free of charge between 10:00 and 12:00.
Normal entry prices apply and include a Santa visit and gift at no extra cost. Santa’s time is limited and is on a “first come, first serve” basis so don’t miss out. We hope to see you soon!