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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.
On Waldron Road, off the A92 at the northern end of Montrose, Angus.
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.
See official website for details.
Toilets, Souvenir Shop, Parking, Disabled access to most areas.
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|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|
|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.
The museum building (photo, Graham Philip)