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The Hovercraft Museum

| Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9NS, England
+44 23 9255 2090
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Fascinating and unique museum

This is a wonderful museum, we visited on their special hovershow weekend and there was a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katy G
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London, United Kingdom
Excellent

This is a fantastic place to visit and needs people to visit to fund the museum. The volunteers... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Founded 1987 as a charity, the Hovercraft Museum Trust has become the world's greatest collection of Hovercraft. Come visit our large collection of hovercraft large, and small. From the world's biggest commercial hovercraft, the SRN4, that ran a car ferry service across the channel to France, to craft used to film James Bond Die Another Day.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9NS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful museum, we visited on their special hovershow weekend and there was a great atmosphere but their collection would be great to see at any time. There are hovercrafts of all sizes from models to the huge vessels that used to cross...More

Thank Katy G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit and needs people to visit to fund the museum. The volunteers have a lot of knowledge from when they use to work on the hovercrafts in their hay day or stories from when their husband were pilots which...More

1  Thank louiseZ8860JN
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited for special museum weekend and have been several times before. Many hovercraft of all sizes uo to the very large. Extremely interesting with plenty of information around the exhibits. Overall, however, the whole place is still very tired looking and most, if not all,...More

1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the journey. A wonderful place staffed by volunteers who were all very friendly and knowledgable. We were lucky enough to visit when rides on the Solent were available. Will be back.

Thank Celia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£22 for a family ticket. Displays and hovercraft well in need of updating. Children bored after a few minutes and couldn't sit on most of them which they found disappointing. £10 would have been enough for a family ticket. A lot of money needs to...More

Thank Clowza
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Hovercraft Museum as part of the Heritage Open Days. It was amazing. We have always cycled passed and were duped into thinking it was quite small from the outside - how wrong we were... the site stretches back from the seafront to...More

1  Thank Drumstir4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to heritage day we decided to take our 4 young children to go and visit. Weather was terrible and our visit was a great choice. Amazing hovercraft to look around and for the kids to explore. My partner and I would love to go...More

Thank andyandvanessa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just before 12 and were able to join Alan's fascinating tour.It was only supposed to be 45 mins. but over an hour later we were still going! The site is like a Tardis and holds so many examples both huge and tiny that...More

1  Thank btyler1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a good museum with some incredible stuff, the volunteers are working hard and this will be a brilliant museum in the future. Good cafe helpful friendly staff.

1  Thank mrks573
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guide that took us round was really informative. My only complaint was that the tour only lasted an hour. I could have listened to him all day.

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Daniel T
31 January 2016|
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Response from Alexander W | Property representative |
As Ben says one of the SR.N4 craft, "The Princess Anne" is now open to the public!
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brian1070674
19 January 2016|
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Response from Alexander W | Property representative |
As Catherine rightly says, children aged 4 and under go free with an accompanying adult.
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