The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian, Scotland is a dream destination for aircraft enthusiasts of all ages. Located just 20 miles out from Edinburgh, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the attractions at the museum. At the Jet Age featuring Britain’s only Boeing 707 restored aircraft, climb on board and travel back in time to get a feel for what it was like to be on an aircraft in the 1960s.
If mastering the skies is more your thing, Fantastic Flight is one flight you will not want to miss. You will put your flying capabilities to the test with a simulation that lets you take the pilot’s seat to fly and land a plane. You can also increase your aircraft knowledge at Fantastic Flight with hands-on learning of the mechanism involved in the operation of a plane. If you just want to relax and enjoy the ride, sit back and take a guided tour on the Airfield Explorer around the East Fortune Airfield to learn the history of the place.
With free parking provided for your convenience, you can visit the National Museum of Flight by driving there. Alternatively, catch a bus or train that runs from Edinburgh to North Berwick. The museum is open all week from April to October but only open on the weekends for the months of November to March. The National Museum of Flight caters to families with children, group visits, school trips and birthday parties. There are accessibility features and facilities for visitors who are disabled.
During your visit, you can replenish your energy while exploring all the attractions available by eating delicious homemade food at the Aviator Café. As you leave, give yourself something to remember the visit by stopping at the Museum Shop to pick up some flying memorabilia. After all, you will want to add to your flying collection once you get home.
National Museum of Flight address
National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield
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