National Museum of Flight

Whether you think about the lightning-fast spectacle of the Red Arrows or the image of Spitfires heading into conflict, there is something captivating about aviation.

Our East Lothian base at East Fortune Airfield is home to one of Europe's best collections of aircraft.  An inclusive and passionate tribute to the history of flight and the evolution of military and civil aviation, the National Museum of Flight is a fun and educational day out for the whole family.

Immerse yourself in our interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences and historic hangars.  In 2016 we invested 3.6 million restoring two Second World War hangars which now tell the stories of military and civil aviation over the past 100 years.  Elsewhere on site you can climb on board Scotland's Concorde to discover what transatlantic flight was like for passengers and crew and learn more about the legacy of this iconic aircraft.

The aeroplanes, autogyros and hang-gliders in our Civil Aviation Hangar represent a range of different uses of civilian aircraft, from delivering goods to delivering babies!  Our Military Aviation hangar, meanwhile, examines the roles that aircraft have played in conflict throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.  Although we look closely at the planes used in the World Wars in particular, our collections also explore today's aerial weaponry including the role of 21st century drone use.

You can explore the site on foot or jump aboard the Airfield Explorer to tour our hangars. Young adventurers can work up an appetite on our assault course before you grab a bite in The Aviator Cafe or enjoy a picnic in our outdoor picnic areas.

We offer a fantastic programme of special events for all ages throughout the year - including Scotland's National Airshow in July.  Head to our website to keep up to date and plan your visit.


Coach Parking
Accessible Access
Outdoor Play Area
Public Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities

National Museum of Flight

Opening Hours

Apr - Oct - daily 10:00-17:00

Nov - Mar - weekends only 10:00-16:00




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