Dumfries & Galloway Aviation
The Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum
is situated 3 miles northeast of Dumfries town off the A701 road.
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.
The museum has a number of fighter jets
built from the 1940s to 1970s, including an
English Electric Lightning. There is also a
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
T7 - 1944 to 1970 - 600 mph
Lockheed T-33 -
1948 to today - 600 mph
IVA - 1953 to 1980s - 690 mph
Hawker Hunter -
1954 to 2014 - 715 mph
F100-Super-Sabre - 1954 to 1970 - 864
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 to 1960.
The museum gives information on other
airfields in this area used during WWII such as
Annan, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, and
There are sections for uniforms, aircraft
guns, and engines, with displays of practically
every type of engine used in aircraft,
including huge Jumbo Jet engines.