The restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, Scotland is the centrepiece of the Museum and is now a listed building.
The Museum is run by volunteers and houses a large and ever expanding aircraft collection, aero engines and a very impressive display of artefacts and personal histories relating to aviation, past and present. Both civil and military are represented. There is also a small, but ever expanding collection of memorabilia honouring airborne forces.
We are open to the public throughout the summer months as listed below, and outwith those times the museum can still be available to visit most weekends as the volunteers are ever present helping to preserve the collection. Please call ahead to confirm availability.


Most recent update …..

EVENTS – 6th / 7th September – Scottish Airshow – Ayr.

Despite the gap left by the absence of the BBMF on the Saturday the revitalised Scottish Airshow was a great success. The crowds were huge and the weather incredibly kind for the event. The flying that did take place was greatly appreciated by the crowds on the ground and the star of the show was as always the Avro Vulcan. Her display on Saturday was a great end to the day and she then landed on at Prestwick for the static display on Sunday. Such is the popularity of the aircraft that she delayed her departure on the Sunday by an hour to try and ensure that as many people as possible got the chance to get up close and personal with this mighty aircraft.
The museum staff has a great day with a very busy stall and of course the open cockpits of the JetStream and the Canberra were as popular as always. It is always great to meet so many people at these events and would love to see you all along at the museum in the future.

(click on the images below for larger pictures)


Admission Fees

  • Adults: £4.00
  • Children and Concessions: £3.00
  • Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £12.00

Opening Times

1st week in April or Easter whatever comes first to October
  • Wednesday 11am – 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10am- 5pm

July and August (we are also open …)

  • Wed-Thurs-Fri, 11am – 4pm

For further information, or confirmation of opening times, call 01387 251623.
Groups, schools and coach parties are always welcome out with normal opening times. See Contacts to arrange.

Refreshments and snacks are available in the shop.
Manual Wheelchairs are available on site

Museum Details

  • Registered Charity: SCO35189
  • Company Number: 257787
  • Members of BAPC, BAAC and Scottish Museums Council.