National Museum Of Flight

Museums

East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune, East Lothian, EH39 5LF

    Our historic First and Second World War airfield is full of atmosphere and home to 43 aircraft from the daunting early days of flight to the sleek sophistication of Concorde.

    How difficult were they to fly? What speeds did they reach? What would it have been like to build and fly them? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more. Take a seat on the new Airfield Explorer to travel our extensive site and trace the aviation story: military planes, passenger travel and the ultimate Concorde Experience. In and around our four hangars you'll see the stars of the show: Comet and Concorde, Tiger Moth and Tornado, Spitfire and Sea Hawk. Each played its role as mankind took to the skies.

    How high can a Tornado fly? What is it like to fly with the RAF? Kids can climb inside our replica cockpit, take the controls and let their imagination soar.

    Our new exhibition, Fantastic Flight gives you the chance to get to grips with the mechanics of flight in our new hand-on interactive galleries. It also features over 25 activities where you can feel the force of lift, discover what planes are made of and test your own skills. We also have flight simulators where you have the chance to land an aeroplane and find out if you can fly solo.

    Our new Fortunes of War exhibition presents the vivid human story of this historic military airfield on which the National Museum of Flight stands. Using personal testimony, photographs, film and unique artefacts, it tells the story of the human experience of service at East Fortune.

    For details of current and forthcoming events at the National Museum of Flight, please visit www.nms.ac.uk/flight.
    Gradings
    5 Museum
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Indoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Disabled Parking

    Transport within Scotland

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    2 for 1

    2 for 1 ticket offer.

    To take advantage of this offer, please print off this page and present it to museum staff when purchasing tickets.

    Terms and conditions:

     

    • This offer entitles the bearer to one free adult or child ticket when a full-price adult ticket is purchased.
    • The cheapest ticket will be free. Valid for one free ticket only.
    • Not available on concessions, groups or with any other offer or promotion or during special events.
    • Special events take place the following dates: 11/05/2014, 15/06/2014, 26/07/2014, 21/09/2014.
    • Not for resale. No cash value. Only original vouchers accepted.
    • For opening times, prices, details and T&Cs, see www.nms.ac.uk/flight.
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