CLOSURE OF MUSEUM DUE TO BAD WEATHER
The MET office has issued a RED WEATHER WARNING for the area
so we will not be open on Saturday 27th November.
This decision has been taken to help protect the safety of our visitors, volunteers, museum property and artefacts. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Please watch this space for upcoming exciting information about our
Christmas shopping evenings coming up in December.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHANGE OF OPENING TIMES
FROM 1st NOVEMBER 2021 THE MUSEUM WILL ONLY BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON A SATURDAY FROM 10am to 4pm WITH LAST ENTRY AT 3pm
As we continue our Covid recovery process and bearing in mind the pressures of volunteer recruitment and training it has been decided that the Museum will now enter into restricted winter opening hours until February 2022.
This restricted opening will allow the Museum to enter into a recruitment and training period as well as a display and information assessment that will help to ensure that our Museum will continue to grow in 2022. We would like to sincerely thank all of our wonderful visitors who have helped us in our recovery to date and we all look forward to welcoming new visitors on our Saturday opening days on the run-up to the festive season.
The Museum will also be holding several shopping evenings during December and details of these events along with our festive period shutdown dates will be released later this month. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we apologise if this may cause you any inconvenience.
Airspeed is the newsletter for Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, keeping you up to date with the latest news and events.
CLICK HERE TO READ THEM
NEW - Issue 5 October-November 2021
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
- Vic The War Horse of Montrose - New display unveiled - Click here to find out more
- Support us when you shop at Amazon - Click here to find out more
- Magical Montrose - See what the beautiful Montrose area has to offer - YouTube Video
- 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 the Travellers' Choice Award for 2020
- Memorandum of Understanding signed with the RAF Museum Click here to 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:
- 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.