Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Montrose, Angus
SatNav: Region:
DD10 9BB Scotland
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 5 Open

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What’s Here

Operated by the Montrose Aerodrome Heritage Society and Montrose Air Station Heritage Trust, the museum here depicts the story of the historic Scottish aerodrome, which first opened in 1913. Housed in the former RAF Montrose station headquarters building are displays and exhibits recalling the activities of the RFC and RAF at the base. There is also a growing collection of well looked after military vehicles here, including a Landrover and a Green Goddess fire engine. A new-build Romney-style hangar and a Nissen hut were opened in April 2007, and these have greatly expanded the available space for exhibits and restoration work.

Directions

On Waldron Road, off the A92 at the northern end of Montrose, Angus.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Wednesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and Sunday 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm, 1st April to 31st October. (Last admission 3.15 pm). Winter: Saturdays 10:00 am to 4.00 pm and Sundays 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm. Other times by prior appointment.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Souvenir Shop, Parking, Disabled access to most areas.

Landrover Srs One and Green Goddess from 1954
(photo, Graham Philip)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Present

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XA109 de Havilland Sea Vampire T.22 XA109 Complete Displayed
WF825 Gloster Meteor T.7 WF825 Complete Displayed
G-MMLM MBA Tiger Cub 440 G-MLMM Complete Displayed
‘471’ Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 Replica Displayed
‘B5577’ Sopwith 1F1 Camel BAPC.59 Replica Displayed
‘EP121’ Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb Replica Displayed

Past

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Fate
XE874 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XE874 ?
XD542 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD542 ?
XJ723 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XJ723 to Newcastle upon Tyne
XJ380 Bristol Sycamore HR.14 XJ380 to BDAC Old Sarum
XE340 Hawker Sea Hawk FG.6 XE340 to FAAM Yeovilton

Notes: Westland WG.30 N116WG often quoted as being with this museum actually belongs to OPITB – the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Board, located elsewhere in the town.

More Information

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Waldron Road, Broomfield, Montrose, Angus, Scotland, DD10 9BB. Tel: 01674 678222, e-mail: rafmontrose@aol.com, website: RAF Montrose

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The museum building (photo, Graham Philip)

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