Discover the Highlands with Highland Spirit Tours
The Highland Aviation Museum is situated a short distance from Inverness Airport. This small private museum has a broad selection of aircraft, many of which you can sit in. The exhibits combined with detailed notice boards bring both civil and military aircraft history to life.
The interior part of the museum has lots of information relating to aviation including information about Captain Fresson a pioneer in civil aviation. (You may already have seen his statue if you arrived by aeroplane at Inverness Airport).
The outdoor section has a number of cockpits and planes, each with detailed fact sheets. You can take the opportunity to sit in some of them and get a flavour of what it was like to fly one. The volunteers who run the museum have a wealth of information and stories about aviation and are more than happy to answer questions.
Pride of place in the corner is a large section of a Nimrod MR2, which went on quite a journey to get to the museum after decommissioning. A guide is on hand to talk you through the various areas of the plane and the working lives of those who flew and maintained the Nimrod. Other exhibits include a Lightning cockpit, the front section of a Handley Page Herald and a Blackburn Buccaneer S1.
Although the aviation enthusiast will love the Highland Aviation Museum, the breadth of displays and the opportunity to sit in various plane cockpits make this an intriguing place for all.
Highland Aviation Museum Ltd
9 Dalcross Industrial Estate
By Inverness Airport
Tel: 01667 461100
Open weekends, from Easter to November, 10am to 4.30pm