Museum News

Airborne Forces – Funding Campaign

We are launching a funding campaign to help complete our next building, Airborne Forces. Anyone who has been on site in the last year knows the progress we have made but will also know about the vacant concrete slab between the workshop and the Loch Doon Spitfire hangar. Please click on the image below to visit our JustGiving page and help us get this building finished.

This will allow us to create another display area and bring on site a tremendous range of new artefacts, Waco Glider, Willy’s Jeep, Horsa Glider section and allow a proper home for some of the items we already have on site like the Hotspur cockpit.

Your help is needed to get us to our target. Thank you.

Future site of our Airborne Forces display

 

Badapple Theatre – Amy Johnson

We have a first for the museum. A play. Please see the information below about the play that is coming to the museum in early June.
There can be very few chances to see a play about such an iconic aviator as Amy Johnson, made all the more special for it being presented a stones throw away from our control tower where she signed over aircraft delivered to RAF Dumfries as part of her role in the ATA during WW2.
‘Celebrating 20 years of Badapple Theatre touring, Artistic Director Kate Bramley re-imagines the first show the Company toured with, ‘Amy Johnson’. It follows the inspirational life of Hull pioneer aviatrix Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia. And during WW2 she had a vital role as one of a team of female pilots working as auxiliary personnel. 
Join Betty and Mabel, the two jovial WAAF girls who follow Amy’s final mysterious wartime journey and celebrate her pioneering career. 
 
Expect a good dose of Badapple humour, as well as a poignant and fitting tribute to Hull’s ‘First Lady of the Air’.
 
And a replica Gipsy Moth bi-plane to boot!
 
*With kind thanks to Dumfries and Galloway Air Museum for the loan of our original set for this anniversary tour.

Cockpits North

Poster advertising Cockpits North eventCome along to Cockpits North – Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum’s own open cockpit weekend – on the 21st/22nd of April, 2018. See the poster for more details.

The event is your opportunity to get up-close views of some lovingly restored visiting cockpits. We will also be providing extended access to some of the museum’s own aircraft.

Hope to see you there!

Evening Talk – West Over the Waves

Poster advertising evening talk - West Over the WavesThe Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum is pleased to announce the first of the 2017-18 programme of evening talks at the museum. Author Jayne Baldwin will talk about the story of Elsie Mackay on Thursday November 9 at 7:30pm at the museum.

See the poster for more details and look out for further announcements of upcoming talks.

See you there!

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