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

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

New Military and Civil Aviation Hangars

  • 1 April — 31 October 2017 *on now

Summer Opening: Open every day

Included in museum admission
Concorde audio guide: Free
Explore two new hangars at the National Museum of Flight and experience the history and drama of flight as never before. Discover the stories behind one of Europe’s best collections of aircraft and find out more about the people who flew and worked with them through dramatic displays and fascinating interviews.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Included in museum admission


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.

Cold War

  • 24 — 28 July 2017 *on now

Explore the conflict that dominated world politics in the second half of the 20th century and discover more about nuclear warfare and attack survival.

Site Stories and Family Trails
10:00– 17:00
Collect a themed trail to explore a side to the National Museum of Flight you may not have seen before. These trails were created by community groups who wanted to share with you what they found interesting in the Museum.

Spy Selfie Station
12:00– 16:00
Get a cunning disguise before you take a selfie!

Protect and Survive
11:30, 14:30
Report promptly to the Concorde hangar to receive a Government briefing on how to protect your home in the event of a nuclear attack.

Make and Paint Models
12:00– 16:00
Visit our Education Centre to make an Airfix model. One model per person, free with admission.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Reach for the Skies

  • 24 — 28 July 2017 *on now
  • 7 — 11 August 2017

From Cold War to awesome airliners, our activities will cover every aspect of flight. Let trails guide your discovery, get hands on with real objects and learn how the professionals do their jobs in the world of aviation. Take time to explore our military and civil aviation hangars to discover the history of flight.
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Suitable for

  • Any age


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.