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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

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Family Visit to the Dumfries Aviation Museum

An excellent little museum for a morning or afternoon , enthusiastic welcoming staff and dog... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
thebarnesfamily14
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Keelby, United Kingdom
Huge aircraft collection, lots of info.

So happy we visited here, a rather large collection of aircraft at this closed down RAF site. Lots... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CosmoBarry
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Heathhall Industrial Estate | Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent little museum for a morning or afternoon , enthusiastic welcoming staff and dog friendly too.Plenty to see and do Thank you very much

1  Thank thebarnesfamily14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So happy we visited here, a rather large collection of aircraft at this closed down RAF site. Lots of displays about the parachute regiments and replica displays of old rooms and memorabilia. The geek in me loved it here!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited hoping for a family day out, cost £18 (no one told us & we ended up paying extra for the gift aid, beware!) we lasted 1 1/2 hours as did the family that arrived at the same time as we did, it’s poor...More

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

HI We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the museum, but very much appreciate that you took the time to leave a review and help us to understand why. There are both Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my Granddaughter here for a day out and we all thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Best of all was sitting in the cockpit playing pilots with my granddaughter - I never realised how many buttons and switches there was in a plane. I also loved...More

1  Thank donnie633
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. It is always good to hear that our visitors enjoyed the day and interacting with the exhibits. Being volunteer run it is always such a pleasure to be able to feed back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only in Dumfries for the day and decided to visit, however even in the summer season it only opens a few days a week. We were obviously disappointed not get the whole experience but we did get to see most of the planes...More

Thank enjoyinglife49
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI i am really sorry to hear that you didn't get a chance to see the museum properly. We are a volunteer run organisation and are only able to open on a restricted basis due to the number of volunteers we currently have. Sadly that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The planes and exhibits are mostly WW2 with a few later models. As well as undercover exhibits on how life was at the time there was displays of different engines and the distinctive noise that certain ones made which was fun. There are a number...More

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

Dear Robbie Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our museum. We always appreciate the feedback of our visitors. Very glad that you enjoyed the Loch Doon Spitfire, it has taken a huge effort of the volunteers to get the aircraft...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We discovered this wonderful place after staying in a caravan in Southerness. The lady at reception was very friendly and helpful. I loved going round the old passenger airplane. My husband was in the RAF, so had a fun time explaining to our daughter and...More

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

Hi Emma Thank you for leaving such a brilliant review. It is great to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your day. The Spitfire is very much the best aircraft exhibit that we have and has taken a huge amount of volunteer hours in the...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

I visited yesterday with my elderly father who had served his National Service in the RAF. Although a Dumfries resident for many years he had never visited this museum and attraction. The venue was clean and tidy and very safe. It was quiet and very...More

1  Thank Iain5262
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Iain Thanks you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are delighted that both you and your father enjoyed your time at the museum. As you have said, we are due some new additions, most likely in 2019 with an...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

This museum is quite small by some standards but is still a little gem,it was a bit hard to find hidden on an industrial estate & perhaps could be slightly better signposted. The museum is run totally by volunteers who seem keen to share their...More

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

Hi David Thank you for the lovely review. I think you may have suffered from a case of autocorrect when you described our Spitfire as the 'Loch Doom' spitfire, as it is Loch Doon Spitfire ........ unless you were commenting on the fate of the...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum after staying here for the weekend. Although I’m not a great aviation fan the museum was interesting, particularly the exhibitions in the control tower. I think for people with an interest in aviation/ war history this is an absolute must. Parking...More

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

Hi Thanks you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. It is always good to hear that people have enjoyed their visit to the museum, especially from those who are not just all about the aviation. We have tried to ensure that...More

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ronaldboyd745
28 April 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
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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