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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Heathhall Industrial Estate | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
+44 1387 251623
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Great day out at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Great wee museum. If you are remotely interested in planes or even history in general you must pay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidtaylor1873
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Alva, United Kingdom
Great Museum!!

My friends took me here while I was in Scotland as I love aviation! What a lovely place to visit... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Bobby31225
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Heathhall Industrial Estate | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wee museum. If you are remotely interested in planes or even history in general you must pay a visit. Apart from the outdoor display of aircraft, the control tower holds innumerable items of interest, you could literally spend hours in there (I would have...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

My friends took me here while I was in Scotland as I love aviation! What a lovely place to visit!! I really had a great time especially seeing the Loch doon spitfire. My father during the war re-designed the pilots seat and changed the propeller...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Bobby Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit. The Loch Doon Spitfire is a great exhibit with such a rich history surrounding the aircraft during the war, the recovery process...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Took the kids to an open day here and they surprisingly loved it. They liked going up the tower and seeing the photos of what the place looked like during the war and what part it played.More

Thank Kristian L
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Kristian, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Always good to hear that we are appealing across the ages and that the kids liked displays. The photographs of what it used to be like are a great way to help bring...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I was fortunate enough to be asked to take a couples wedding photos here last weekend. What a treat! Immaculately kept venue. The staff couldn't have been any more helpful and enthusiastic, they were amazing and clearly very passionate about their museum. We had a...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Leonie , we are all really pleased that the photoshoot went so well. We have seen some of the pictures and they look great. It is just such a treat for us to be able to help out on such a special occasion and...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Your first impressions on driving through the gates, are a little disappointing when you see the size of the Museum grounds. But DO NOT be put off because once you start to walk around the grounds and actually see what it hides, you will be...More

Thank Stuart F
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Stuart, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. The grounds that we currently use are a little compact at the moment, but we have acquired more land adjoining that which the planes currently stand on and have an ongoing development...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Small but friendly museum with lots of interesting facts - located on an old air base. Main visit was to see the Spitfire recovered from Loch Doon. Friendly people working there.More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Michele, thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. Always good to hear that visitors find the museum interesting, and such good value for money! All the volunteers are very proud of what we have created and just love...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

It's been a while since we visited the museum and we were impressed by the improvements that have been made both to the exhibits and facilities. I'm not very interested in planes but I love history so the highlight for me was the Control Tower...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi, really glad that you enjoyed your visit, and I hope that the time I spent with your grandson Charlie was enough to convince him that the plane are real. It is always great to get such good reviews and especially one that highlights the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Dumfries Aviation Museum really belies its £ 5 entrance charge. I spent two hours wandering around looking at the aircraft on display, which includes the Spitfire that has been restored and is in its own hangar, and two American planes which saw service in Korea...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit with us at the museum and even happier to hear that you will be coming back to see us at some point. The variety and range of artefacts has been a conscience choice for the curatorial...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Don't be put off, drive in and be amazed. The curators have amassed a collection that any aviation enthusiast or layman would be grateful to see. Go back nearly 80 years as you step into the ATC tower ops room. The manikins are spooky, as...More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write up a review for the museum. We decided a long time ago as a museum to not just be about the aircraft but to also try to give a real feel for the aerodrome and the personnel...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I recently visited the aviation museum with my two little boys aged 3 and 6 while we were visiting grandparents who live in the area and it was amazing! It exceeded all my expectations for value for money, facilities, aircraft (and memorabilia), and friendly staff....More

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your brilliant review. I am sure our colleagues at the National Museum of Flight will let us have this win as we do try so very hard to keep the atmosphere of the museum in keeping with the age of the aerodrome....More

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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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Linda6346
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
It is £5 for an adult. No idea for kids...sorry. Hope this helps :)
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