Morayvia

Aviation history museum

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Morayvia is an aviation museum, perfectly placed near to one of the country’s former RAF stations at Kinloss.

As a result, there are lots of exhibits featuring Nimrods, which were based at the station here before it became an army base.

However, there is much more to see than Nimrods. Since 2011, the museum has expanded rapidly to feature a massive interior display as well as many full-size and partial outdoor exhibits such as:

  • Sea King XZ592
  • Wessex HC Mk2 XR528
  • Nimrod XV240
  • Antonov AN-2
  • Vampire T11
  • Hunter F5
  • Jet Provost T4
  • Jaguar GR3
  • Lightning F1.A
  • Wessex HU5
  • Valiant B1
  • Vulcan B2
  • Whirlwind HAR.10
  • Herald HPR7
  • Nimrod XV244

Inside, you’ll find an inflatable planetarium, which allows you to look up into the night sky without distracting city lights. Entry to this is in addition to the main museum, but well worth it.

The organisation was formed in May 2011 to progress work started by the Nimrod Heritage Group. This was to preserve the last remaining Nimrod at RAF Kinloss – XV244.

It is run entirely by very passionate and knowledgeable volunteers, many of which are former serving RAF personnel.

You can also visit the lovely shop selling model planes, pictures, merchandise, second-hand aircraft-related books, and light refreshments. There are toilets and a picnic area outside.

Morayvia is now considered to be one of the premier aviation museums in Scotland.

In the video below, Bob Pountney, a founding member of Morayvia, explains some of the exhibits, how the museum came to be and what it has in store for 2023…

Opening hours 2023

Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 5pm from 2 April to 30 October. No booking is required.

Also, open on the following Thursdays

  • October – 12th and 19th

Prices

Adults – £8; Children (ages 4-16) – £5; Under 4’s FREE. Planetarium: £3

Further information

W: https://www.morayvia.org.uk/ T: 01309 691916
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Facilities

Parking on-site or nearby Children welcome Cyclists welcome Motorcyclists welcome Disabled-friendly Walkers welcome

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