National Museum of Flight Scotland

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




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 -

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


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


Included in museum admission

Holiday History: The First World War

  • 7 July — 14 August 2014 *on now

Discover the role East Fortune airfield played in the First World War this summer.

With the outbreak of the First World War, the British Admiralty was tasked with establishing a series of home defence airfields. East Fortune was chosen due to its proximity to the North Sea.

Monday to Thursday only.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age


Cost: Included in museum admission.

Airshow 2014: Scotland's National Airshow

  • 26 July 2014 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, including the return of the Red Arrows to East Fortune.

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

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


Early bird tickets available until Friday 11 July - Pre-booked tickets: Adult £17/£15.50, Child £8.50 (under 5 free), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £42.50. On the day: Adult £20/£18, Child £10 (under 5 free), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £50.


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


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