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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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Address: Waldron Road, Montrose DD10 9BD, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1674 678222
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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NOVEMBER To MARCH ONLY OPEN AT WEEKENDS - SATURDAY 10am-4pm and SUNDAY...

NOVEMBER To MARCH ONLY OPEN AT WEEKENDS - SATURDAY 10am-4pm and SUNDAY 12-4pm. APRIL to OCTOBER - OPEN WEDNESDAY to SATURDAY 10am-4pm and SUNDAY 12-4pm Children get FREE ENTRY - must be supervised by an adult at all times. 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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Air Today, Go Tomorrow...

This place is an amazing treasure trove of history and outstanding exhibits, taking you on a journey. A brilliant day out for the family, with lots to see and do. The staff are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
2011bob2bob
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

It has a wide variety of exhibits for such a relatively small museum, from WWI through WWII to the jet age ie BE2 replica to Meteor and Vampire aircraft. During the visit we got talking to the archivist in the library and her knowledge of the station from her current work-in-progress (from letters and other research) was fascinating.

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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Easy to find, well signposted. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Rich sense of place and history. Terrific replica Spitfire outside. This display really brings to life and stands as testimony to the bravery and innovation of those who served. Close links to 'the few.'

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This place is an amazing treasure trove of history and outstanding exhibits, taking you on a journey. A brilliant day out for the family, with lots to see and do. The staff are absolutely outstanding, and will answer your questions and help you enjoy your day out, again and again.

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Thank 2011bob2bob
Banff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to visit this museum since the 1980's pasted it loads times but always busy on route someplace but today i was a easy day and called be it a fkying visit but pleased i did and i was happy to see a late old friend Richard Moss collection among other thing he was a friend the late... More 

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Thank Alan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived early but this was no problem to the volunteer Dale who let us in early and showed us around. We had a coffee and we're given a demonstration of the guns and as our Grandfather has a display here, this was greatly appreciated and made our visit an emotional experience. We spent a half hour wandering around and... More 

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Thank Jag B
Addlestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is such a worthwhile place to visit. Not only extremely interesting and informative, but the voluntary staff helpers are so enthusiastic and helpful. Everything here kept immaculate, and a wide variety of memorabilia from small items to whole aircraft. Many emotions here - sadness, pride, nostalgia, but I came away with a memory of the helpful and dedicated friendly... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very interesting to read about the history of Montrose Air Base which is basically the history and first 'steps' of the Royal Air Force during the first half of the 20th Century. My husband worked a Britsh Aerospace so he has an interest in military planes of the second half of 20thCentury, but we both actually enjoyed the visit. I... More 

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Thank Marion P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wat a great spot to visit. We loved the history of this place. Very nice staff. One of the ladies of the staff understood and talked Dutch. Here mother was from Holland. We had a great time and a lovely talk with here. We will be back next year to visit again. Great, a must see.

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Thank Marcel D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I live in Aberdeen and had no idea until recently that this place existed. Remarkable to find out that it was the first operational military airfield in Great Britain (starting 1913). Is a real hidden gem, lots to see - huge amount of history to enjoy. My kids really enjoyed it, seeing the spitfire and other planes, plus fun on... More 

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Thank Glencoe27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This museum is a real gem, run by passionate amateurs who are obviously so in love and proud of their museum that it blows away the regular museum experience. It's very touchy feely and I can't recommend it highly enough. If you're lucky enough to visit when the modellers hut is open you will be transported back to your youth,... More 

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