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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Waldron Road, Montrose DD10 9BD, Scotland
+44 1674 678222
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History with a personal and local touch

A leaflet for this Heritage Centre stimulated the idea of a trip to Montrose and as we walked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard A
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Enjoyable experience

Nice place to visit. Friendly staff. Loved the poppy memorial and the hand knitted poppies were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mini R
Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Waldron Road, Montrose DD10 9BD, Scotland
+44 1674 678222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A leaflet for this Heritage Centre stimulated the idea of a trip to Montrose and as we walked around the exhibits we recognised that we had made an excellent choice. There was much information about the connections of this base with both WW1 & WW2...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. Friendly staff. Loved the poppy memorial and the hand knitted poppies were beautiful. Would recommend. It's only a fiver each. Loved the planes. And the 40's room.

Thank Mini R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful heritage centre with lots of interesting things to see. The 1940s style house room was fascinating to see. Our two children enjoyed looking at all the war memorabilia and tried on a variety of costumes. You can sit inside a small...More

Thank Lynsey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place with its packed in. russian pilots trained here for WW II . Must have covered a huge area originally. Tragic stories of pilots. Wonderful 1940's room set up.

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff very helpful & knowledgeable. I learned a lot about local history. Very relevant to my Family History.

Thank alibell7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely and most interesting place. Technics, history, human face of aircraft pilots. Very nice personnel.

Thank judittraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Montrose Air Station with my 10 year old son and some friends. I wasn't sure what to expect as I knew nothing of the role Montrose played in aviation during the wars. Children under 16 go free, making this a great cheap day...More

Thank fhsdundee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well organised and laid out museum. Set up for educational visits which is a plus. Condition of the artefacts are to be complimented on. The timing of some of the lights in the rooms could be extended a bit more, found myself in the...More

Thank Derek R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The work these people do is inspiring. You just have to go to appreciate the dedication and the hard work and love given everyday to preserve the history of this area.

1  Thank Frances L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There was much more to see than I expected, such as reconstructions of how air crew and people lived during the wars, as well as numerous aircraft and memorabilia. Underpinned by a vast and growing archive from donations. Fascinating and well worth a few repeat...More

Thank Cathryn D
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15 August 2017|
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Response from RAFMontrose | Property representative |
Hi, several of the volunteers are dog owners who bring them down to the Heritage Centre and you will be very welcome to bring yours when you visit.