Solent Sky in Southampton

Solent Sky uses a fantastic collection of models and photographs, as well as 19 magnificent flying machines, to tell the story of Southampton's aviation heritage.

Solent Sky

The region is famous for its experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s, the most famous being the iconic Spitfire. Showpieces of the museum are the huge Sandringham flying boat and the Supermarine racing seaplane (the predecessor of the Spitfire) that won the Schneider Trophy in the early 1930s.

Hampshire and the Solent region were the centre of the world for aviation research and development between 1910 and 1960. More than 26 aircraft manufacturers made this area their home and built everything from biplanes to spacecraft, and of course the legendary Spitfire.

Solent Sky depicts the incredible story of aviation in Hampshire and the Solent region, with more than 20 airframes from the golden age of aviation.


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