Find out how to make the most of your visit to the National Museum of Flight here.

You can download a map of the site here.

How to get here

By bus

The 121 service runs between Haddington and North Berwick via the Museum of Flight on Monday to Saturday from 1 April to 31 October and every Saturday throughout the year. Download a timetable here. There is a bus drop off and pick up point within the grounds of the Museum itself operating Mondays - Saturdays. Please note there is no bus service on Sundays.

A regular bus service runs from Edinburgh to North Berwick, and an express bus service from Edinburgh to Haddington. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit the Traveline website for timetable details.

By train

First Scotrail run regular services from Edinburgh to North Berwick. You can download the current timetable here.

By bicycle

From Edinburgh: Travelling east out of Edinburgh, take Cycle Route 76 to for approx 23 miles to Haddington. Continue on Route 76 from Haddington, turn left towards A199, next turn right onto A199. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

From the south: Pick up Cycle Route 76, following the A199 from East Linton. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

Free bicycle parking: Parking for bicycles at the National Museum of Flight is free.

By car

From Edinburgh: follow the A1 south exit at Abbotsview Junction. Take second exit from roundabout onto A199 for East Linton. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

From the south: follow the A1 north to Thistlycross Roundabout. Take second exit to East Linton. At Beltonford Roundabout take second exit onto A199 for East Linton. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

Parking at the Museum is free, although there may be a charge during special events.

Visiting with children

Families and children of all ages are welcome at the National Museum of Flight. We provide a number of interactive attractions and activities especially for children and an exciting events calendar for all ages.

Buggies and pushchairs can be left with our visitor services assistants at the ticket desk, and there are lockers available in the shop. Baby changing facilities are available in the Concorde hangar. The National Museum of Flight has trained first aiders on duty and a policy is in place if children become separated from their party.

The Aviator Café offers a children's menu, high chairs and a facility for warming baby bottles. Want to enjoy the weather outside? Our picnic area is popular with families of all ages.

Birthday parties

Children can enjoy a high-flying birthday celebration at National Museum of Flight, led by a party host from the Museum. Our range of activities includes boarding Concorde, investigating Fantastic Flight, creative make and take, dressing up in uniform, air raid siren, completing the assault course, seeing military and passenger aircraft at close quarters and taking a ride on the Airfield Explorer. After all the exertion, party goers sit down to a birthday spread in the Aviator Café. Activities and food can be tailored to suit the ages and needs of your group, although please note some activities are weather dependent.

Parties are available for a minimum of 10 children. You can choose between our Jet Powered Package at £10 per child or Supersonic Package at £12.50 per child. Call now on 0131 247 4238 for more information and to book your party.

Download birthday party invites

Birthday parties

School visits

Teacher-led visits to National Museum of Flight are free of charge. This includes entry to all our hangars and access to Concorde. A range of workshops, interpretation sessions and other activities are also available. Find out more about our schools offer here.

Group visits

National Museum of Flight is a great day out for any type of group. We offer a discounted rate of £8 per person (£6 concessions) to groups of 10 or more adults.  

There is ample coach parking on site and coach drivers can enjoy a free visit to the National Museum of Flight (which includes a Concorde Boarding pass) and also a complimentary lunch in our Aviator Café.

Access for disabled visitors

Disabled visitors pay a concession price for admission, with a carer accompanying for free.

There is ample car parking at no charge, with spaces for disabled visitors next to the main hangar. There may be a change of disabled parking location and a parking fee at certain special events held at National Museum of Flight.

The site is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge. Our land train, the Airfield Explorer, provides accessible transport between the hangars. The hangars have ramped access, however, due to the historic nature of our collection some of the aircraft, including Concorde, are not accessible to everyone.

Adapted toilets are available.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

The DisabledGo website has a complete access guide to the National Museum of Flight.

Airfield Explorer

Above: Airfield Explorer land train at National Museum of Flight.

Visiting with dogs

Non-assistance dogs are allowed outdoors on the site as long as they are kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed in the hangars, however. Please note, however, dogs are not permitted at the Airshow.

Eating

The Aviator Café is open Monday - Sunday 10:00-16.30 during summer and weekends 10:00-16:00 over the winter. The Café offers a range of freshly prepared dishes, including home-made soups and home baking using local produce, teas, coffees and other hot and cold snacks. We also offer a children’s menu. You can download a sample menu here.

National Museums Scotland Members receive a 20% discount in the café. 

For more information, call 0131 247 4464.

Picnic tables are available outside throughout the site if you prefer to bring your own food.

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Above: Aviator café at National Museum of Flight.

Shopping

The Museum Shop at the National Museum of Flight offers a range of aviation related items including model kits, kites, gliders, prints and badges. There is also a wide selection of aviation books for all ages and specialist interests.

National Museums Scotland Members receive a 10% discount off their purchases.

To contact the shop email museumshop@nms.ac.uk or call 0131 247 4245.

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Above: Shop at the National Museum of Flight

Cash facilities

Please note that there are no cashpoint ATMs on site. We accept all major credit and debit cards but we do not accept American Express.

Museum information

Opening times

29 Mar – 31 Oct 2014: Daily 10:00-17:00
1 Nov – 31 March 2015: Weekends only 10:00-16:00

Admission

Adult: £10
Concessions: £8
Child: £5 (under 5 free)
Family: £26 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Art Pass holders: Free (charge for special events)
Concorde Audio Guide: £1.00 Free parking

How to find us

National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield,
East Lothian,
EH39 5LF
Tel: 0300 123 6789