Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum

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Key Facts

Location:
Heathhall, Dumfries
SatNav: Region:
DG1 3PH Scotland
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 23 Open

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What’s Here

The Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum is located on an expanding industrial estate – the site of the former Dumfries airfield. As well as an impressive display compound of aircraft, the restored control tower houses many exhibits, including several aero engines. The Trident fuselage has been converted into an education centre and lecture hall, with further displays.

Directions

Follow signs for ‘Enterprise Park’ from the A701 and A75.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open first weekend in April (or Easter if this takes place earlier) until the end of October, Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and Wednesdays 11.00 am to 4.00 pm; also Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11.00 am to 4.00 pm from July to August. Admission possible during the winter by prior appointment.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Souvenir shop, Picnic area, Partial access for the disabled.

Aircraft on display (photo, Jeremy Briggs) View from the Vampire (photo, Jeremy Briggs)
Meteor T.7 WL375 (photo, Jeremy Briggs) Sycamore 3 WA756 (photo, Jeremy Briggs)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-AHAT Auster J1/N Alpha G-AHAT Fuselage Frame Displayed
WJ880 BAC Canberra T.4 WJ880 Nose Displayed
Q497 BAC Canberra T.4 WE191 Fuselage Displayed
XP557 BAC Jet Provost T.4 XP557 Complete Displayed
WA756 Bristol Sycamore 3 WA756 Complete Displayed
318 Dassault Mystere IVA 318 Complete Displayed
XD547 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD547 Complete Displayed
‘WD386’ DHC Chipmunk T.10 ? Composite Displayed
ZF584 English Electric Lightning F.53 ZF584 Complete Displayed
XL497 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL497 Complete Displayed
68-0060 General Dynamics F-111E 68-0060 Cockpit Displayed
WL375 Gloster Meteor T.7(mod) WL375 Complete Displayed
WT746 Hawker Hunter F.4 WT746 Complete Displayed
XT280 HS Buccaneer S.2B XT280 Nose Displayed
G-AWZJ HS Trident 3B-101 G-AWZJ Fuselage Displayed
FT-36 Lockheed T-33A FT-36 Complete Displayed
G-MMIX MBA Tiger Cub 440 G-MMIX Complete Displayed
54-2163 North American F-100D Super Sabre 54-2163 Complete Displayed
35075 SAAB J35A Draken 35075 Complete Displayed
XX483 Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1 XX483 Cockpit Displayed
P7540 Supermarine Spitfire IIa P7540 In Restoration Off Site
Supermarine Spitfire FSM Displayed
XT486 Westland Wessex HU.5 XT486 Complete Displayed

Notes: Trident 1C nose G-ARPP has been moved from this location.

More Information

Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum, Former Control Tower, Heathhall Industrial Estate, Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3PH, Scotland. Tel: 01387 251623. Website: www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com
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