Aviation Museum in Dumfries and Galloway

Take off on a journey of aviation heritage and Scottish history and prepare for landing at Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum! The museum is a small, independently run museum that is passionate about the history of aviation and the history of the local surroundings. Home to a great collection of aircraft, including the Battle of Britain veteran craft, the Loch Doon Spitfire, supersonic Lightning fighter, and wartime assault glider collection. There are dedicated displays at the museum for everyone to enjoy and learn about!

Where is the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum?

The museum is located on the former site of the RAF Dumfries airfield in Heathhall, Dumfries. It is 3 miles away from the Dumfries town centre and can easily be reached either via car, bus, or bike. Further information on bus routes and timetables can be found on the local bus service's website.

The most famous exhibition on display at the museum is the Loch Doon Spitfire. Visitors can find out about the Supermarine Spitfire, which was an MKIIa aircraft built at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham for the Battle of Britain. The plane was lost in a training accident in Loch Doon, East Ayrshire, in October 1941.

The museum also hosts a variety of different events throughout the year for visitors to enjoy. Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the museum has had to suspend its events programme until further notice. However, the museum looks forward to being given the go-ahead to open up its events again. For more information on events and announcements, please keep an eye on the museum’s website and social media pages.

  • Open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Opening hours from 10 AM until last entry at 4 PM
  • Standard admission for adults from £5.40
  • Standard admission for Children and Concessions from £4.50
  • Standard admission for a Family is £16 (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Dogs welcome on site


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