I stumbled across a bit of a hidden gem in Cumbria the other day...

The Solway Aviation Museum is located at Carlisle Airport and I stumbled upon it after taking a wrong turn. My boyfriend likes planes so one Saturday recently we paid the £5 entrance fee and and learned all about the local airfields. The staff are clearly passionate and knowledgeable and there is so much more information than you expect.

The best part however is outside where you can go inside various aircraft from different countries and eras and sit in the cockpit. A little imagination goes a long way!

The museum is a great day out for plane lovers and families alike in the Carlisle area.

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