Explore the National Museum of Flight and trace the aviation story: military planes, passenger travel and the ultimate Concorde Experience.

The historic First and Second World War airfield tells the story of flight, revealing how flight developed from the Wright brothers through to the modern day.

Following the outbreak of the First World War, the Admiralty was tasked with establishing a string of home defence airfields along the south eastern seaboard of the UK, from Edinburgh to the south coast of England. In September 1915 the Director of Naval Air Services gave approval for an air station to be opened at East Fortune – now the site of this museum.

Today, it houses personal testimonies, photographs and film and other unique artefacts that tell the story of service at the base. Also on display: the wings of an East Fortune Sopwith Cuckoo and the original painted gate from the Royal Naval Air Station.

Entry is free with a National Art Pass except for special event days and for additional paid-for activities where a concessionary rate is offered.

National Museum of Flight

East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, EH39 5LF

03001 236789


Opening times

Daily 10am-5pm

Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
Standard entry price

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