The start of your visit to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre will be at our reception area and shop. Our reviews on Tripadvisor bear witness to the warm and helpful welcome you will receive from one of our award winning volunteers.
Our entrance fee and shop sales are a vital source of income for the Heritage Centre which is a non-profit making charity. All its income goes into its upkeep and development as it is a self supporting, independent museum. There are no paid staff and it is run entirely by volunteers.
Unlike many other visitor attractions, children will always be free (must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Our opening times and entrance prices can be found here: Opening Times & Prices
The shop has different items for sale ranging from inexpensive novelties to large aircraft models and kits with many things in between. Hot drinks can be purchased in the shop.
At the rear of the building is our 1940’s room, decorated and furnished as a home would have been over 70 years ago. Our younger visitors, on exploring the room, are amazed to learn that there are none of the things they find essential today. No telephone, television or game consule!
The building which contains the reception, shop and 40’s house dates back to around 1915 and can be seen in some of the oldest pictures of the air station. After the closure of the air station in 1952 the hut fell into a state of disrepair. In 2009 volunteers started restoring the hut and it was formally reopened on 5 May 2012. The building is a category:C(S) Listed Building. Historic Scotland Building.