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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Address: | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387 251623
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in Dumfries
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fantastic place with working parts a real 'step back in time' feeling. A great place to visit for adults & kids and really brings the wartime ere to life. A brilliant place which I would recommend to everyone, whatever age!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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259 reviews 259 reviews
89 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I think this place needs some urgent cash invested in it as it was a little tatty and run down. But that did not spoil my husbands enjoyment. he thoroughly enjoyed it and it was informative and did its best for a small place.

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Lancashire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a welcoming museum which contains exhibits to excite those with a specialist interest in aviation and engineering but also a range of 'human interest' artefacts and items. There are some very moving accounts of individuals and families whose lives have been touched in some way by their connections with aviation. I was pleasantly surprised to be so interested... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Excellently run little museum. Privately funded, some great exhibits and loads of information too, Well worth a visit.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Well worth a visit for anyone looking for something to do in Dumfries. Some great exhibits and well set out. It is going from strength to strength every time I visit and the staff are always knowledgeable and happy to help.

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Newcastle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

My son is an aeroplane fanatic so we couldn't believe it when we spotted the signs for the museum during a visit to Dumfries. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgable. Gift shop and refreshments too.

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Mold, N Wales
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This expanding museum is devoted to planes of the past. There is a whole aeronautical history gathered together on several floors of the control tower. The sounds of the engines were very evocative. Everything from engines and various bits from engines to the people who lived and worked here. Gave you a real sense of what they went through. I... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

To visited the aviation museum on Saturday the 19th and decided to return for the open day/fair that was on the Sunday as well. It has a varied selection of planes on display and the control room and other exhibits have some great memorabilia. I will without doubt be returning when I visit Dumfries again.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The planes and artifacts were interesting, but I think more information about the planes could be added. The control tower was cool, with lots of exhibits to look at and get a feel for what it was like back in that time period. The staff were not very helpful and didn't seem to want to engage in conversation, however it... More 

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Blackpool
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

enjoyed the morning at this place but the staff were not to helpful,found it interesting in the memorabilia bits but not much info next to the planes .

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