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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

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What a a"wee gem"

From the road, doesn't look as if there's much to see but...a few aircraft dotted about and what... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lochnagar
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Really well run small museum.

Staffed by volunteers, this is a very interesting small museum at the former airfield. Restored... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David W
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Heathhall Industrial Estate | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From the road, doesn't look as if there's much to see but...a few aircraft dotted about and what looks to be old workshops. Don't let that put you off - this is a very interesting museum indeed. The chap at the desk when we arrived...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staffed by volunteers, this is a very interesting small museum at the former airfield. Restored Spitfire is the highlight but several other planes and lots of interesting memorabilia.More

1  Thank David W
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. As you say we are completely volunteer run and so the positive feedback is always welcome by everyone who works to help keep the museum going forward. Glad you liked...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just to see the pristine Spitfire fully restorated was worth the admission price alone. The control tower is amazing with tons of info and photos to go through as well as some personal and sobering stories and memorabilia donated by the families of lost ones,...More

1  Thank marc y
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marc Thanks for the great review AND for helping to encourage others to visit our museum. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting both our Spitfire exhibit, and the other exhibits which we present, many of which are you say tell some very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my one week stay in Dumfries and Galloway. The lady on reception was very friendly and welcoming, as too were the volunteer staff going about their work. They all had time to say hello. Excellent war time exhibits, and more...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Scallywag Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Brilliant to hear that you felt your visit to our museum was the highlight of your week. With so many other interesting things to see in the area it is really appreciated...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out with my family who all enjoyed seeing all the aircraft especially the spitfire which has been wonderfully restored. Very well worth a visit and plenty of goods in the shop to tempt you.More

1  Thank comyancolin
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Colin Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. It is a pleasure to hear that all the work on the Spitfire is appreciated by so many of our visitors, and that you enjoyed the rest of the collection...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting little museum in an industrial estate outside Dumfries. There are several planes to see and relatively extensive exhibitions in buildings around the site. Personally I found the control tower most interesting. Staff were friendly and helpful. Tea & coffee available as well as...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bizzy Thank you for the review. You describe us down to a T and you are not alone in finding that the collection in the tower is the most enjoyable aspect of your visit. The tower exhibits are intended to not only present artefacts,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good museum. The staff are very friendly and you can sense the enthusiasm here. There are several themes around Scottish aviation and aviation in Dumfries and Galloway. Kids thought it was one of the highlights of their visit to Scotland!

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI Many thanks for the great review. So good to hear that both yourself and the kids enjoyed the visit. As a volunteer run organisation the best reward is when we know someone had a great time at the museum. Thanks Charlie

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

You can tell the pride,dedication and enthusiasm these volunteers have for this museum. It is so well organised and cared for with such a varied selection of aircraft. The spitfire is truly magnificent and a credit to the museum. Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed the "hands...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bell Family Very pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit. We do try very hard to make sure that our artefacts are well cared for, which is an increasingly difficult task due to the age of some of the airframes, but...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

I stopped here on the way home from a holiday in D & G. I expected it to keep me occupied for about an hour, but I could've easily spent more than half a day here. Many aircraft on static display and a real WW2...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. It sounds like you had a great time on site and I am pleased to be able to tell you that all ordinance on site has been de-activated (just as well...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

An excellent little museum for a morning or afternoon , enthusiastic welcoming staff and dog friendly too.Plenty to see and do Thank you very much

1  Thank thebarnesfamily14
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Barnes Family + dog So pleased to hear that you had a good time. We always really appreciate it when people take the time and effort to let us know how their visit to the museum went. Thanks Charlie

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ronaldboyd745
28 April 2018|
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Response from Charlie E | Property representative |
Hi. I am afraid that we do not have a cafe. We do sell teas/coffees and have biscuits and tray bakes on offer, but to call it a cafe would be to stretch the imagination a little far. Kindest regards Charlie
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Vivien A
10 March 2017|
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Response from Charlie E | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back to you Standard Admission Adults: £4.50 Children and Concessions: £3.50 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £12.50 Kind regards
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