National Museum of Flight Scotland

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 -

Admission charges

Adults: £10
Concessions: £8
Child: £5
Under 5s: free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £26
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
Parking: Free

Collection details

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

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.
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Wartime Experience

  • 5 June 2016 10am-5pm

Experience the sights and sounds of the front line with history groups from the First and Second World Wars. Then get your hair styled, learn some 1940s dance moves and find out about everyday life in wartime Britain.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • Any age


Cost includes museum admission: Adult £14/£12, Child £9 (under 5 free), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £37, National Museums Scotland Members free.


Two planes flying next to each other in the blue sky.

Scotland’s National Airshow 2016

  • 23 July 2016 10am-5pm

Scotland's National Airshow is a spectacular day out for all the family. See aircraft old and new take to the skies for an afternoon of breathtaking aerial displays.

Back on the ground you can meet the pilots and explore our hangars. Then take part in children's activities, fairground rides and pick up a tasty snack.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age
  • Family friendly



Early Bird tickets available until Friday 8 July. Adult £19/£17.50, child 5-15 years £9.50 (under 5s free), family (2 adults, 2 children) £49.

Full price tickets, Adult £22/£19, child 5-15 years £10 (under 5s free), family (2 adults, 2 children) £55.

National Museums Scotland Members until Friday 8 July. Adult £16/£14.50, child 5-15 years £8 (under 5s free), family (2 adults, 2 children) £41.50.

Car parking £5
Programme £5

For more information and booking, visit


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


Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Fill your day with interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences, historic hangars, an assault course and acres of green grass and fresh air. Explore the site on foot or jump aboard the Airfield Explorer to tour our hangars and discover our nationally important collection of aircraft.



0300 123 6789

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.