National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland
East Fortune Airfield
East Fortune
East Lothian
EH39 5LF
Scotland

Website

www.nms.ac.uk/flight

E-mail

info@nms.ac.uk

Telephone

0300 123 6789

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National Museum of Flight
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Discover the extraordinary story of our human ambition to take to the skies. East Fortune played an important role as an airfield during two World Wars. Now the National Museum of Flight hangars are packed with aircraft that reveal how flight developed from the Wright brothers to Concorde. Join us today and let your imagination fly!
New attractions Fantastic Flight and Fortunes of War let you get hands-on with flying! Visit the UK's only Boeing 707 and see what it was like to fly with the stars in our Jet Age exhibition.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

April to October: Daily 10.00 - 17.00
November to March: Weekends only 10.00 - 16.00

Closed: Visit our website for seasonal opening times - www.nms.ac.uk/flight

Admission charges

Adults: £10
Concessions: £8
Child 5-15: £5
Child 0-4: Free
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
Parking: Free
All tickets include a Concorde Boarding Pass.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Land Transport, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Jet Age

  • 1 April 2010 — 31 March 2015 *on now

Have you experienced jet travel? Take a look at the UK's only Boeing 707 cockpit and cabin. Step inside and see what it was like to travel on board!
Discover how the aircraft was made and watch interviews of passengers and crew.
Uniforms, baggage trolleys, airline jet engines and an airport fire engine all help tell the story of the airline that ushered in the 'Jet Age'.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Included in museum entry.
Adults £9, concessions £7, children 12 and under free. Parking free.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Fortunes of War at the National Museum of Flight Scotland

  • 10 April 2009 — 1 January 2050 *on now

What was it like to serve at East Fortune airfield at different times in its history? Uncover the vivid human story of service at this military airfield from RAF crew, photographs, film and rare artefacts.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in museum admission

photograph of colourful kite

Kite Festival

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 10am-5pm

See a multitude of inflatable kite creatures, stunt kite displays and kites from all over the world. Highlights include Chinese dragon flights and multiline kite fliers.

Bring your teddy or soft toy and have it parachuted from a kite, and it will get a certificate of bravery! There will also be a kite trader in attendance who will give advice on kites.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Cost: Included in museum admission.

National Museum of Flight

The Wheels and Wings Show

  • 21 September 2014 10am-5pm

Join us for a thrilling display of gravity-defying stunts with the amazing White Helmets motorcycle display team. See classic cars and working vehicles then have a go on a Segway, test your mountain bike skills, and hear talks from engineers and transport experts.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost (includes museum admission): Adult £11/£9, Child £6 (under 5 free), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £29, National Museums Scotland Members free.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk

Members of the Women's Land Army (WLA) smile for the camera as they sit or stand in a horse-drawn cart in a sunny country lane.

Wartime Families

  • 11 — 20 October 2014

Join us this October half-term to make you own family history scrapbook. Go back in time and find out how to piece together and document your own family's history.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Cost: Included in museum admission.

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