The World’s Only Hovercraft Museum
The Hovercraft Museum, Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS
Come and see the world’s largest collection of hovercraft!
Within the world’s only museum dedicated to this invention, you can browse around the exclusive collection of over 50 hovercraft including James Bond, Scrap Heap Challenge, military, racing, commercial, home builds, models, and archives. Many craft are accessible for a guided tour.
In 1958, with inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell strapped to the bow to provide stability, the SRN1 flew the English Channel from France to England, and it paved the way for giant car carrying craft within ten years. The 60’s and 70’s saw hovercraft develop worldwide and prove themselves as true amphibians in many new roles.
The Hovercraft Museum shows off a half century of innovation in design with professional and amateur amateur builds of this great British invention!
There is also a shop and a tea room on site.
Please note: Last entry to museum at 1600 to allow for 1700 closure.
- Sunday 16 September: 1000 – 1600
No Booking Needed
Car parking is available on the slipway opposite or on the road close by, most of the site is flat and accessible by wheel chair, although some exhibits are not. The toilets and cafe are on the ground floor.
Visitor entry to the museum is via the slipway gate on Marine Parade West only. No access via Daedalus Park/Chark Lane traffic lights.