Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries

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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum is located in Dumfries. Arrange to visit Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum and other attractions in Dumfries using our Dumfries trip planning website .
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  • August 12, 2017
    It's been a while since we visited the museum and we were impressed by the improvements that have been made both to the exhibits and facilities. I'm not very interested in planes but I love history so...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Dumfries Aviation Museum really belies its £ 5 entrance charge. I spent two hours wandering around looking at the aircraft on display, which includes the Spitfire that has been restored and is in its ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Don't be put off, drive in and be amazed. The curators have amassed a collection that any aviation enthusiast or layman would be grateful to see. Go back nearly 80 years as you step into the ATC tower...  more »
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  • Run by volunteers who are very friendly. Lots of old planes to see. Masses of memorabilia, engines, plane parts, photos etc. Loved the personal stories documented here. This is not the science museum so don't expect lots of interactive exhibits in a modern building. The old control tower is full of atmosphere and the models of people around the site add a bit of humour as they are old shop mannequins and the poses are not entirely appropriate. Highly recommended.
  • Great little local aviation museum. A lot of WWII RAF history that you don't get elsewhere. Small selection of aircraft but well presented, excellent engine selection. One of the only places to see a Barnes Wallace Grand Slam bomb. They have an expansion planned and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
  • Wow fantastic place my grandson loved being able to go inside planes will be going again
  • An ongoing development of a perfect visitor attraction, a very reasonable entrance fee and the staff couldn't be more helpful, there is lots to see and do with more on the way with new hangers. A great day out and not to be missed if you are in the area. Well done to all concerned
  • Its a great afternoon out. We went there with my son. Who is big time into planes and he loved it.

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Where to stay in Dumfries

As Dumfries is just a small city within the Dumfries and Galloway region, the city itself is somewhat limited on places to stay. You'll find a handful of mid-range to high-end hotels in the city--if you're intent on being based in Dumfries, it's best to book early to avoid disappointment. Otherwise, there are plenty of options in nearby cities and towns such as Sanquhar, Lockerbie, Auchencairn, and Thornhill.
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