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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

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Address: Heathhall Industrial Estate | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
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a nice piece of Dumfries history

A well presented piece of aviation history for Dumfries. Tells the story of the Aerodrome during the war. Access to some of the planes are allowed as well as the control centre... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A well presented piece of aviation history for Dumfries. Tells the story of the Aerodrome during the war. Access to some of the planes are allowed as well as the control centre. Staff very knowledgeable. If you like this place then also try "The devils porridge" near Eastriggs.

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Dear Ian, very glad that you enjoyed your visit and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a good review. We hope to see you again sometime. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting, small museum outside of Dumfries. Quirky collection inside the tower outlining the past of the location.

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Thank Si B
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love planes, engines and wartime memorabilia then spare a few hours to visit this venue ! Tucked away on an old WW2 airfield via an industrial estate you may think your sat nav has took you the wrong way but keep going until your first sighting of the fabulous English Electric Lightning Supersonic Jet together with several other... More 

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a great place to visit for a family or anyone with an interest in aviation. It has wonderful artefacts and displays and is child friendly.

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit :-) More 

East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Not many people are aware of the existence of this little treasure trove. Tucked away off Dumfries bypass, it can easily be missed. While we were there, it rained non-stop and there was a certain amount of sheltering under wings. While outdoors was decidedly damp, there is so much to see inside that we will have to go back for... More 

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Thank Peter B
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are solely run by volunteers and are currently in the midst of the spring clean ! The aircraft do suffer over the winter but we have a rolling program of maintenance which this year is geared heavily towards the airframes. Sadly there is little we can do about the weather but it good to hear... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A great little museum with loads of interesting stuff. OK the planes look a little bit tired, but there is a lot of work going on in the background to make it much better. Some of the exhibits brought back great memories and the staff very friendly. Take some time to visit, it's worth it.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Some lovely stuff here, and a very friendly, approachable staff. They are building new accommodation but in the meantime they have a what I think is the only F100 in Scotland, Rudolf Hess's flying goggles and a Red Bear nuclear weapon. What a mixture! Best of all, they have not succumbed to the fashion for infantilising museum's that seems to... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here - very relaxed atmosphere, lots to see. My 89 year old father even managed to sit at the controls in the cockpit. Made his day! Very pleasant volunteer staff, would recommend a visit.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Spent about a hour here on wedsnesday. Good collection of planes not much commercial stuff there which is more my think rather than military. The trident is great to go have a look round plus the 747 100 engine is interesting to see. For £5 it is well worth it to go have a look round.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant morning here. Staff very friendly and well informed. The aircraft were absolutely amazing. Would recommend anyone to visit if in Dumfries.

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