Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Waldron Road
DD10 9BB




01674 678222

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The earliest air station in Britain, established 1913 by the Royal Flying Corps, dating from a period of manned flight when planes were, quite literally, kites.
The museum features a fascinating photographic archive and collection of aviation memorabilia, artefacts and vehicles relating to the flying history of Montrose.
The Air Station is also famous for its ghosts.There have been many unexplained sightings of apparitions and planes.

Venue Type:

Archive, Castle or defences, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

The Air Station is open from April 1st until September 30th, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Open Sundays all year round from 12pm to 4pm, weather permitting.
Other times by arrangement.

Admission charges

Adults £5.00 with GiftAid, (£4.50). Cons. + Senior Cits. £4.00 (GA), (£3.50) Children go free (must be accompanied by an Adult).

Additional info

The resources of our library are available on a reference basis.
While disabled facilities are restricted by the historic building itself, all assistance possible will be offered to visitors who are less mobile or sensory-impaired - please telephone prior to visiting to arrange.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Boat on Rocks

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

  • 15 — 17 May 2015

We are rather proud of our brand new building so it is only right that we share our fabulous new space with you! Come and see our new exhibition 'RFC/RAF Montrose in the First World War' and then take in all the other treats we have in store for you. For three days, we'll be orchestrating a vehicular military two-step - you'll be hopping from a rally of vintage military vehicles one minute and taking a flight in a restored WW2 LINK trainer the next! And we enjoyed seeing all your Biggles photos so much last year, that we'll be giving you a leg up into our Spitfire's cockpit once more for some fabulous (not-quite) aerial photos. There will be a WW2 reenactment group, revelations of the Russian fighter pilots who trained in the heart of Scotland and lots of creative projects for the kids to take part in. So much to do, you'll be glad of the cuppa and cake on offer in the Library!

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