Avro Vulcan B1 XA903
Stoneykirk Aviation Museum is a small collection of aviation artifacts and is located about 10 miles south of Stranraer, a couple of miles from MOD West Freugh. The museum provides a facinating insight into the golden age of British aviation. The emphasis of the museum is to show the technology of cold war miltary aviation - something that most aviation museums skirt around. The museum has a selection of restored aircraft cockpits, comprising:
The Vulcan is one of the main exhibits and is one of only two forward sections of a B1 Vulcan remaining (the other being in storage at RAF Cosford Museum). XA903 has a very well documented life as it served as a test bed for:
OPENING TIMESThe museum will be open to the public on certain Sundays from March to October.
The opening hours are 10am to 4pm. (last entry 3pm)
A list of dates that we will be open throughout the year is listed below.
Dates for 2024 will be listed early next year
ENTRANCE FEEAt present, Credit Cards are NOT accepted. Cash only please.
The prices are:
LOCATION/DIRECTIONSThe museum is located between Stoneykirk and Sandhead, in South West Scotland, about 10 miles South of Stranraer.
Click here to get directions. Directions
OTHER INFORMATIONThe main part of the museum is not heated, so if you are visiting on a cold day, please dress accordingly.
There is a small vegan friendly cafe in the museum, serving tea/coffee and cake/tray bakes for use by museum visitors. All cockpits are open allowing you to look in. Access to the Vulcan cockpit may be dependant on how busy the museum is.
Questions and Answers
Do you accept credit/debit cards?
No. Payment is by cash only.
Do we need to book?
Not if you are visiting on a Sunday when we are open.
Are the exhibits inside or outside?
All exhibits are inside.
Do you have any complete aircraft?
No, only cockpits.
What is a cockpit?
It is the bit at the front of a plane where the pilot sits.
Is the museum wheelchair friendly?
Unfortunately not. There are steps into buildings, and steps to look into cockpits.
Are dogs allowed in the museum?
Is there any parking in the shade?
No, parked cars may be in full sun light.
How long should I allow for my visit?
It depends on how interested you are in the exhibits. Allow up to 2 hours.
Are there toilet facicities?
Yes, there is a toilet.
Is access and parking suitable for large vehicles, such as a motor home?
No. Access is only suitable for cars.
Do you accept large groups?
The museum is only small. If you have a large group, please contact us for advice.
If you need to contact someone,
site last updated - 22nd Oct 2023