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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

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superb but pricey

great day out in the summer a little bit overpriced but there again people give up there own time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bazzalenko31
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scotland
Great Museum visit

So glad I stopped off on the way back from Arran. Fantastic selection of aircraft on display... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
S14YRT
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place for young and old alike. Filled with information on each exhibition. Very cheap price to get in. We bought an annual pass as it was so cheap. Ww2 homework was a breeze after this. Run by volunteers that will tell...More

3  Thank Nikki C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Its good if you have an interest in aeroplanes was quick interesting,they do a santa a christmas this added to the apeal of the place

2  Thank Myra S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great day out in the summer a little bit overpriced but there again people give up there own time to maintain the place so hats of to them and well done the big plane is great to sit on and see how people flew first...More

1  Thank bazzalenko31
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

HI Thanks for the great score on the review. It is always great to hear that people have enjoyed their visit to the museum and found the exhibits so interesting. We liked 'superb'. I am sorry that you felt that the cost was a little...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad I stopped off on the way back from Arran. Fantastic selection of aircraft on display. Trident cockpit is well preserved and is a credit to the museum. Many other aircraft on display including Lightning, Meteor, Hunter, Twin Pin cockpit yet to name a...More

1  Thank S14YRT
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for such an excellent review. It is always good to hear from our visitors when they enjoy their visits, especially after the trek through the industrial estate. At one time the whole of the industrial estate was the original RAF Dumfries airfield,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found thus place by chance on a short break to Dumfries and found it amazing and full of history from various wars. There's so many good planes and hangers to visit and hearing the fantastic true stories of these dedicated people who fought in...More

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

Hi Edward and thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors and learning what it was that they liked about their visit. Telling the stories about the people that go with our exhibits...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great day out and interesting for the youngest member of family to the eldest. Volunteers make the visit and add more to the exhibitions. Looking forward to seeing the new exhibits in A future visit.More

Thank Tracey Y
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Tracey Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a good review. Good to hear that all the family enjoyed the day and that the volunteers on duty during the visit helped make you feel so welcome. We are solely volunteer run, we...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went to the Aviation Museum this weekend and were blown away by the friendly staff, interesting workshops and fantastic planes. It was quiet for a Sunday and we spent two hours running around reading stories, exploring planes (inside and out!) and getting to see...More

1  Thank abikeyes
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Always good to hear when people have so thoroughly enjoyed their time on site. The Spitfire is most certainly the jewel in the crown here at the museum were artefacts are concerned,...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Spent two hours here enjoying the sites. The spitfire was a highlight, as well one of the outdoor exhibits which was a cockpit you can go inside. Could have spent longer if we wanted to delve deeper and read more than we did, lots of...More

1  Thank Jude M
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Jude and thank you for the kind review. Good point raised about the opening times. As we are volunteer run we do vary our opening times throughout the year to try to spread the load on the guys working on reception so we are...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

My husband and I travelled to this museum while we were spending our Ruby Wedding anniversary at Gretna. The volunteers were so helpful as my husband is disabled. The museum is a wonderful insight into the past with lots of interesting sights to see. We...More

1  Thank joan592017
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Joan So pleased that you enjoyed your visit, in particular our prized possession of the Loch Doon Spitfire, and congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary. It is always good to learn that you have things in common with someone - - We recently celebrated...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

3  Thank lochnagar
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi and thanks for leaving us such a good review as it is always so rewarding for us to hear that someone has enjoyed their visit so much. We are completely volunteer run and the positive feedback from our visitors is always thoroughly appreciated. The...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

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 September 5, 2018

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 August 30, 2018 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 September 5, 2018

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

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Kissy W
October 21, 2018|
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Response from Charlie E | Property representative |
The exhibits on site are held in a number of buildings. Our new buildings are all at ground level with ramped access (RAF Dumfries, Loch Doon Spitfire and Home Front exhibits) with our older exhibits in our Tower which is... More
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ronaldboyd745
April 28, 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
March 10, 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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