The Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum is
situated 3 miles northeast of Dumfries town off the
Open April - October - Wednesday 11am – 4pm /
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm / July and August
Wed-Thurs-Fri, 11am – 4pm / Saturday and Sunday, 10am
– 5pm. Small entry fee.
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The museum has a number of fighter jets built from
the 1940s to 1970s, including an English Electric
Lightning. There is also a Trident passenger jet
from the 1960s, cafe, and Control Tower Museum giving
information on Air Bases in the area during WWII.
Aircraft fighters at the museum - in service and
Gloster Meteor T7 -
1944 to 1970 - 600 mph
Lockheed T-33 - 1948 to
today - 600 mph
Dassault Mystere IVA
- 1953 to 1980s - 690 mph
Hawker Hunter - 1954 to 2014
- 715 mph
1954 to 1970 - 864 mph
Saab 35 Draken - 1955
to 2009 - 1,320 mph
Lightning - 1959 to 1986 - 1,312 mph
The Lightning was the last British fighter
aircraft to be built solely in Britain, one of the
fastest fighter aircraft of the time with an
incredible rate of climb.
1977 - the museum opened on this site of the
former RAF Dumfries that was in operation from 1940
The museum gives information on other airfields in
this area used during WWII such as Annan, Castle
Kennedy, Stranraer, and Wigtown.
There are sections for uniforms, aircraft guns,
and engines, with displays of practically every type
of engine used in aircraft, including huge Jumbo Jet