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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Opens in 3 min: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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So interesting

Quite often you bypass attractions on your doorstep and this was certainly the case with us and the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
maxwellbrodie
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Great museum.

What a place, you could spend days in here as there is so much to see. The group of people that run... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Bruin1955
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Quite often you bypass attractions on your doorstep and this was certainly the case with us and the aviation museum. we took our grandkids and we all had an interesting , informative and fun couple of hours. The volunteers have done an incredible job in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank maxwellbrodie
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for the lovely review. It is surprising the number of people we get through the door who are local to the museum and have said that 'they have always meant to visit but never gotten round to it' , we are...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

What a place, you could spend days in here as there is so much to see. The group of people that run this are so enthusiastic and knowledgable. 100% worth a visit.More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bruin1955
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

Hi and thanks for the great review. Always good to get positive feedback about the site and all the volunteers that bring this to life, their enthusiasm is truly the lifeblood of the museum. We are also glad that you felt there was plenty to...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

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 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

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 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ean2424
Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

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 3 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 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 2 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 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 1 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 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 30 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 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 17 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlie E, Director at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 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

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carol j
9 February 2019|
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Response from Churlence | Property representative |
Hi, We are very happy to have dogs on site. We only ask that dogs remain on a lead, that you clean up after them if there is any mess and that you take care around our other visitors who may be less comfortable around... More
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Kissy W
22 October 2018|
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Response from Churlence | 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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Response from Churlence | 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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