We're delighted to announce that we are open again on
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 10am to 4pm

The safety of our visitors and volunteers is of paramount importance and with that in mind we have implemented a booking system to ensure that your visit will be as safe as possible with social distancing being maintained.

To book a visit please use the 'Book Now' button on our Facebook Home Page
or give us a call on 01674 678 222.


As an aviation museum run entirely by volunteers the lockdown restrictions have hit us hard.

Our primary source of income from visitors has ceased entirely so to help with the care and maintenance of our museum we are raising funds through a JustGiving page.

Please consider a donation and share our story. All donations will be greatly appreciated and go directly to preserving our museum.

Tripadvisor Cert of Excellence 2019

Welcome to

The website for Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre located in Angus on the east coast of Scotland.

‘Montrose was the location for Great Britain’s first operational military airfield which was established by the Royal Flying Corps in February 1913.’

The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre aims to show the human side of the Air Stations past with a collection of contemporary photographs, artefacts and memorabilia. These not only tell of the history of the airfield but also the story of the men and women who served there and those who lived in the area. The Heritage Centre ensures that future generations will remember their service.

We are an independent, fully accredited, museum run entirely by volunteers and in 2014 we were proud to receive The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award for volunteer groups in the UK.

You only have to read our reviews on TripAdvisor to be assured that you will receive a warm and friendly welcome. The Heritage Centre has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016,2017, 2018 and 2019. It is consistently shown as the No.1 visitor attraction in Montrose and highly rated in Angus.

“The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is a national (and I don’t just mean Scotland) treasure that tells a global story.” Ken Ellis, Editor, Flypast.
There is something for everyone regardless of age including local and aviation history dating back over 100 years to 1913. That was less than 10 years after the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers in America. Aircraft were a rare and fascinating sight with pilots as famous as film stars.
Come and see our full size replica B.E.2a aircraft as flown by No.2 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, when they were the first to land in France at the start of World War One.


Children are especially welcome and will find lots to see and experience. Education and heritage are very important to us and unlike many visitor attractions we will never charge admission for children.

“Great place to visit with the family, so relaxed, exhibits are wonderful, like going back in time! My three kids loved it (11,10 & 6) and so did I.”Angela - TripAdvisor

Visitor information for the Heritage Centre can be found HERE.

Latest Items and News

  • Major Upgrade - Access between buildings improved for visitors with new tarmac surface
  • New Exhibit - Hawker Hunter Mk.F1 WT619 on loan from the RAF Museum
  • Tripadvisor - We are awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2019 and enter their Hall of Fame
  • MASHC signs Memorandum of Understanding with RAF Museum Click here to find out more
  • We get the keys to Burke's Shed 1b. find out more here
  • Remembrance Service held     Details
  • One of our aircraft is missing !   find out more

Whilst there are 30 pages on this website there is in fact a lot more to read and see through interactive presentations including photographs, audio and video. Through the presentations you will be able to read:

You can also learn about the History of Montrose Air Station and see our WWI Roll of Honour.

“The work here is hugely important in so many ways. It’s important to Scotland, it’s important to our sense of British history and it is certainly extremely important to the Royal Air Force today, so I know all my Air Force colleagues will join me in saying how indebted we are with that endeavour.”Air Marshal Sir David Walker KCVO, OBE, DL.

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  • Replica B.E.2a

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