Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is now fully open
Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm
Last entry is at 3pm
Here at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre we are extremely proud to be a part of the Scottish Aviation and STEM trail.
With our historically vital heritage that takes us back to 1913, we are delighted to be a site of major historical importance and would like to encourage all our friends and supporters to have a look at the new Scottish Aviation and STEM trail website at: www.scottishaviation.org.uk
To read the press release please click here.
Latest Items and News
- TRIPADVISOR - we have received a Travellers Choice Award for 2022
- ITS ARRIVED - To find out more about our Tornado GR4 - Click here
- OUT NOW - The May-June issue of our newsletter 'Airspeed' - Click here
- MAY - Another New Arrival - Jet Provost Cockpit - Click here
- APRIL - New Arrival - Rolls-Royce Spey jet engine - Click here
- MARCH - Museum receives Rotary Club 'Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteers - Click here
- FEBRUARY - The II(AC) Sqn Centenary 'Fin' has arrived - Click here
- Vic The War Horse of Montrose - New display unveiled - Click here to find out more
- Major Upgrade - Access between buildings improved for visitors with a new tarmac surface
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:
- Major Burke's 1914-1916 diary showing the day to day running of one of the first Squadrons.
- His famous Maxims from 1911 giving advice to military aviators.
- The historical importance of Major Burke's Sheds.
- Lt. Desmond Arthur’s 1913 diary and learn about the man and his tragic death.
- The RAF Flight Training Manual, Part 1, published in 1931.
- You can see the Red Lichtie arriving at the Heritage Centre and being assembled.
- Learn about No.2 Squadron’s epic flight north in February 1913 & why Montrose was chosen.
- See how volunteers built a WWI B.E.2a aircraft from original drawings.
- See a 360 degree view from our B.E.2a.
"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.