Top five ways to experience wartime history All our museums offer a moving insight into life during wartime. 1. World Wars Experience National Museum of Flight Every May, we turn back time at National Museum of Flight so that visitors can discover what life was like during the First and Second World Wars. From military manoeuvres to home front domestic economics, our reenactors bring history to life. Find out more World Wars Experience 2. The Bothy National Museum of Rural Life Originally, this small, bare room next to the farmhouse at Kittochside would have been used to house a male farm servant. In the early 20th century it was used as a tack room, but it came back into use as a Bothy during the Second World War, when it became the temporary home of German prisoner of war Heinrich Lückel. You can see the room as it would have been while Lückel was living there and working on the farm. Find out more Explore outside at the National Museum of Rural Life 3. Fortunes of War National Museum of Flight The Fortunes of War exhibition tells the story of East Fortune airfield during the First and Second World Wars. Through letters and photographs, possessions and memorabilia, you can discover what it was like to live and work at the base during wartime. You can even make your own contribution to the war effort, by navigating an airship to find an enemy submarine. Find out more Fortunes of War History of East Fortune 4. Scotland: A Changing Nation National Museum of Scotland This fascinating gallery, right at the top of the Museum, explores how everyday life has changed in Scotland during the 20th century. It begins by uncovering how two World Wars touched the lives of Scottish people, through personal stories and possessions. Meet the people who risked their lives in battle, who were evacuated and sent away from their families, and who kept the home fires burning back in Scotland. Find out more Scotland: A Changing Nation 5. Active Service National War Museum This gallery offers a personal perspective of over 300 years of warfare through collections of medals, memorabilia and weapons relating to extraordinary individuals. Find out more Active Service World Wars Experience at National Museum of Flight. The bothy at the National Museum of Rural Life WAAFs with Beaufort plane, from the Fortunes of War exhibition Fortunes of War at National Museum of Flight. Collecting box made from a Howitzer shell, in the Scotland: A Changing Nation gallery. The Active Service gallery in the National War Museum.