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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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Nice museum with interesting aircraft and friendly helpers

Not the biggest aviation museum around but has some interesting aircraft. The control tower... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter O
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A must visit

This is one superb museum. The exhibits are fantastic to actually see a restored Spitfire, and see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
castel123
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Heathhall Industrial Estate | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
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+44 1387 251623
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the biggest aviation museum around but has some interesting aircraft. The control tower exhibition is good. Nice gift shop and OK cafe (cakes are lovely). Friendly staff. The story of their Spitfire is quite remarkable.More

1  Thank Peter O
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Peter Thank you for taking the time to leave the review of the museum. We always appreciate it when people let us know how they enjoyed their visit. I am glad that you enjoyed the tower which is a great space in which we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one superb museum. The exhibits are fantastic to actually see a restored Spitfire, and see how it was found and restored all by volunteers is breath taking. There are so many planes and exhibitions to see, including Rolls Royce engines, mock up rooms...More

1  Thank castel123
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an excellent review. As a volunteer run museum it is always good to hear that the efforts of all our people are so appreciated by those who visit. It makes for very happy staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are currently looking for places we can cycle to that are (mostly) traffic free routes as we also take the dog with us. I came across this place on a cycle network map search and thought it sounded like a good detour to see...More

1  Thank Nick C
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Nick Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our museum. We always really appreciate it when people take the time to share their experience with others. Tremendous to hear that you arrived by bike and found our facilities met your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not expect such a variety of flying elements and so many photos of those involved in the war. Really surprised at the volume of information presented. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.More

1  Thank ianfreck
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ian, it is great to hear about someone returning to RAF Dumfries after a 73 absence, and even better to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We have tried very hard to ensure that the people who worked at the base during...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an Excellent Museum i can't praise it enough .There is so much to see and it's very interesting .The work that the volunteers do is amazing .The staff are so friendly and helpful . I recommend it very highly . Well worth a visit.More

1  Thank spider187069
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI, thanks for such a great review. We really appreciate it. We are constantly expanding our offerings at the moment, which as a volunteer run museum is hard, so it is good to see that you think there is 'so much to see'. It is...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Superb displays illustrating the history of the airfield & its role during WW2. Highlight is the restored Loch Doon Spitfire, which in itself makes the visit worthwhile! The volunteers who staff this attraction are to be congratulated on their efforts.More

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

Thanks for such a great review. It is always good to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their time with us and that the displays are so well appreciated. We are very proud of the new RAF Dumfries display and of course our Loch Doon...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Stopped on my way to Blackpool Airport for look around this Air Museum, lots of good vintage aircraft and displays, Visited the new Hanger with the Doon Loch Spitfire which has been completely restored, this is a must see exhibit for all aircraft buffs alike....More

1  Thank David K
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi David Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. always very much appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and especially that you enjoyed seeing our Spitfire. We are very privileged to have such an iconic aircraft...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

There’s a surprising amount to see at the museum, and the restored spitfire is a real highlight. The kids and I spent a very happy couple of hours looking around. The volunteers running the place were friendly and informative. Well worth a visitMore

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Al Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We always appreciate it when people take the time to share their thoughts on the museum. The Spitfire is certainly the highlight for so many of our visitors so we...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Went her with my parents and kids, kids loved it and enjoyed reading about the past and there were a couple of planes they could go onMore

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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi, thanks for your review and for giving us such a great rating. Always good to hear when a whole family comes to visit and great to hear that the kids enjoyed the hands on experience of getting to sit inside real cockpits. We hope...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I was at this museum last week. It is an interesting place that is run by volunteers who are very friendly and knowledgeable. It can be a bit chilly in cold weather so go suitably attired if the weather is bad.More

Thank Colin M
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Hi Colin Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, much appreciated. You are certainly right about the weather making the museum a bit chilly at the moment! We are very happy to hear that you found the volunteers both friendly and...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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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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