Highland Aviation Museum

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Key Facts

Location:
Inverness Airport, Inverness
SatNav: Region:
IV2 7XB Scotland
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 10 Open

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What’s Here

This new museum was opened to visitors for the first time in May 2005 at a site adjacent to the former RAF Dalcross. There is an indoor display covering RAF Kinloss and Lossiemouth and of course RAF Dalcross, with special sections on Capt. Fresson and the early days of flying in the Highlands. There is cockpit access to the Valiant, Jet Provost and Herald.

Directions

Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness. Close to Inverness Airport.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, April to November.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Tea, Coffee etc is available and there are Toilets (with disabled access). There is disabled access to all parts of the Museum except cockpits, but work is in progress to make this available.

Buccaneer S.1 and Herald
(photo, Keith McKenzie)
Cockpit sections: Jet Provost to Valiant
(photo, Keith McKenzie)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XN607 BAC Jet Provost T.3 XN607 Nose Displayed
XS176 BAC Jet Provost T.4 XS176 Cockpit Displayed
XM169 BAC Lightning F.1A XM169 Nose Displayed
XK532 Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 XK532 Nose Displayed
G-ASVO Handley Page Herald 214 G-ASVO Nose Displayed
WT660 Hawker Hunter F.1* WT660 Complete Being Restored
XV867 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XV867 Nose Displayed
XV254 Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 XV254 Forward Fuselage Displayed
ZA362 Panavia Tornado GR.1 ZA362 Complete Displayed
XD875 Vickers Valiant B.1 XD875 Cockpit Displayed

* under restoration off-site.
Notes: Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV795 has moved from this location. The cockpits of Vampire T.11 WZ557 and Meteor NF.11 WM145 never arrived at this location.

More Information

Highland Aviation Museum, 9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, by Inverness Airport, Inverness, IV2 7XB, Scotland. Tel: 01667 461100.
e-mail: enquiries@highlandaviationmuseum.co.uk,
website: Highland Aviation Museum

The visitors centre is excellent
(photo, Keith McKenzie)
Displays cover aviation in the Highlands
(photo, Keith McKenzie)

(photo, Keith McKenzie)

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6 thoughts on “Highland Aviation Museum

  1. My children went with their auntie and cousin – youngest child aged 10 and oldest 18 – they all loved it! They really had a ball. We don’t live too far away and had passed many times but never went in. Now the youngsters are dying to take me! A gem of a place.

  2. Went today after seeing a photograph on the internet. Fantastic, as said above a real gem of a place. Its great to get this close and my niece and nephew had a ball. A volunteer who used to be a navigator on the Nimrod let my nephew sit in two of the cockpits even though the weather was not great. Highly recommended. I will have to return with a macro lens when the sun is out.

  3. MINTED!!! the first time i went you could not get in the nimrod but the second time i went you could.i also got the man who was a navigator on the nimrod. there is a video on youtube about a nimrod (the one at the museum) its called nimrod vs russion sub its a bit pathetic but it is a little old and also the volunter (nimrod navigator)is in it.great day out highly recommend it you also get too sit in most of the planes including the nimrod. MINTED!!!

  4. My cousin Bob Williams( an ex R.A.F.Buchan, Air Traffic Controller) is siill on a High after being “In your Lightning Cockpit Display last Sunday 27th June. It certainly made his day! I managed to arrange a visit at SCORE Engineering last year where they have a Static less the engines, unfortunately,there was no access to the cockpit. According to Bob’s Records that one was one of the fastest in the whole fleet. I have been told it is a Must Visit place. The most annoying part is that I was also at Dalcross on Sunday seeing my Family off on the same Flight that Bob and his wife were on. I must
    make visit Spec Savers as I did not See any Ads, or directions to your Museum,It was only tonight that I received this Highly Recommended “Signal”telling me what I missed. I hope he makes makes a smooth landing at Filton, it is the nearest Field to Yate his Homebase.
    Your Section (Take Off and Landing ?) certainly made it Bob’s Day!!!
    sincerely
    nitram davidson 223 (Inst.Bashing)

  5. My cousin Bob Williams( an ex R.A.F.Buchan, Air Traffic Controller) is siill on a High after being “In your Lightning Cockpit Display last Sunday 27th June. It certainly made his day! I managed to arrange a visit at SCORE Engineering last year where they have a Static less the engines, unfortunately,there was no access to the cockpit. According to Bob’s Records that one was one of the fastest in the whole fleet. I have been told it is a Must Visit place. The most annoying part is that I was also at Dalcross on Sunday seeing my Family off on the same Flight that Bob and his wife were on. I must
    make visit Spec Savers as I did not See any Ads, or directions to your Museum,It was only tonight that I received this Highly Recommended “Signal”telling me what I missed. I hope he makes makes a smooth landing at Filton, it is the nearest Field to Yate his Homebase.
    Your Section (Take Off and Landing ?) certainly made it Bob’s Day!!!
    sincerely
    nitram davidson 223 (Inst.Bashing)

  6. Your decription of the Tornado says `complete` it looks far from it in the pictures?

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