Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Britain's first operational military air station was established in Montrose by the Royal Flying Corps in 1913. The heritage centre's collection of photographs and artefacts tell the story of RFC/RAF Montrose and the men and women who served here through two world wars. The award-winning heritage centre is an accredited museum run entirely by volunteers and was proud to receive The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2014.
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1-2 hours
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LittleScottishTreasures - Magical Tours
Dunfermline, UK216 contributions
May 2022 • Business
We took a couple of guests here, one of whom was very interested in military history and aviation... perfect.

The site is small but well laid out and we would concider returning with guests again if it were not for the one bad point.

As tour operators we like to accompany our guests around locations once we get to know the site, unfortunately we were told that guides have to pay too for entry, which is rare for any attraction and deters the very people who bring custom.

I kept the review at 4 stars to reflect the quality of the work being done here.
Written 21 May 2022
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davidjmiller74
Stirling, UK46 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Visited yesterday and the base has an impressive array of planes, cars and items from the both world wars. Impressive historic information on the base. Enjoyable visit and staff who are volunteers were super friendly. Highly recommend. We looked for Dog friendly things to do and this was definately worth a visit. They have some great plans for development in the future and are receiving a new plane this week to restore and add to their collection.
Written 16 May 2022
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Ian T
Cowdenbeath, UK83 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Excellent, small museum. Staff are passionate about what they are doing and keeping the details and stories alive. A lot of work in progress and a Tornado arriving soon. Friendly and nice little shop as well.
Written 2 May 2022
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Wayne R
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Was a really nice trip back in history helpful staff . And great to see all the old planes and read the stories about the airfield . Also very informative videos to watch well worth a visit if you are ever near by
Written 25 April 2022
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Martin G
Aberdeen, UK106 contributions
Mar 2022
We stumbled upon this museum purely chance and we are so glad we did. The staff were lovely and very informative. The history of the place and the artifacts are amazing.
Written 13 April 2022
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Murray R
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Brilliant!!! What an absolute gem of a place. Took my son for a father and son day out and he absaloutly loved it, the staff were great and very knowledgeable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it ! And its all run by voluntets@ well done.
Written 23 March 2022
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alexandra
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Enjoy visiting this place. Highly qualified staff can answer any question. the exhibition is interesting both outdoors and in pavilions. I highly recommend it!
Written 20 October 2021
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Michael J
2 contributions
Sep 2021
A very good little heritage centre, setting out the history of the air station, the people who served there and the relation to the town. Good displays, and lots to interest everyone. Even though not yet fully re-opened due to covid, there was plenty to see, and friendly, well-informed volunteer staff made us very welcome and were happy to answer questions.
Written 10 October 2021
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Muddypuddles
Forfar, UK3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Great wee museum with such friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. My 11year old was fascinated and my 5 year old enjoyed the visit too-lots to see! Will visit again!
Written 12 September 2021
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Jane T
Kilmarnock81 contributions
Aug 2021
This was one of the best heritage centres I've been to - the personal history of not just the station but those who trained and served there made it so much more than just a museum. The displays are impressive, even though when we visited it isn't fully open yet due to Covid and some of the displays are in the process of being updated. The centre is staffed by volunteers who are not only very welcoming but extremely knowledgeable and helpful. One of the best places we have visited since restrictions have been relaxed, and could not have felt safer with everything they had put in place! It would be nice to go back - a wee tea room, or area for refreshments would be good although staff recommended somewhere to get lunch. Lovely shop with a good selection of items, some reasonable priced. A little off the beaten track but well worth the visit.
Written 26 August 2021
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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:00


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