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

Open Sundays 12.00 - 16.00 all year. April - September inclusive Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00

Closed in winter. Open by arrangement weekdays October - March

Admission charges

Adults £2.50
Seniors £2.00
Children £1.50

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

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Opening the Museum for 2014

  • 16 May 2014 10am-4pm

Chocks away! Grab your goggles and get on down to the Montrose Air Station for some airborne antics! Have your photograph taken in the cockpit of the 'Red Lichtie' Spitfire complete with flying jacket, helmet, goggles and parachute (don't worry, it's only a short drop!). Earn your wings piloting the vintage Link Trainer or take off in a Sopwith Camel or Spitfire using our state-of-the-art flight simulator. Mingle with RAF re-enactors hearing their high-flying stories and maybe join in on an inspection of our vintage military vehicles. There's plenty to see and do, so harness your inner Biggles and enjoy the ride!


Free entry to the museum but there is a charge for some attractions