Explore two new hangars at the National Museum of Flight and experience the history and drama of flight as never before.

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Discover the stories behind one of Europe’s best collections of aircraft and find out more about the people who flew and worked with them through dramatic displays and fascinating interviews.

Find out how developments in civil aviation have helped to connect communities, allowing people to travel short distances more easily and opened up opportunities to fly for fun. Hear fascinating Scottish stories, such as that of the Spartan Cruiser III which crashed in 1938 while delivering film reels to Campbeltown cinema, and the Druine Turbulent which was built in the bedroom of a house in Airdrie.

In our Military Aviation hangar, examine the roles that aircraft have played in conflict throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. See how aircraft design and technology have advanced, and learn more about the people who designed, built and flew these amazing machines, including the world-famous Spitfire, the oldest surviving Harrier jump jet and the Tornado F3.

From the defenders of our nations and jumping jets to supersonic passenger planes and airborne maternity wards, discover the stories behind one of Europe’s best collection of aircraft and find out more about the heroes who flew them.

  • Rear of the Tornado jet fighter in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds

    Rear of the Tornado jet fighter in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds
  • Beneath the wing of the Bristol Bolingbroke in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds

    Beneath the wing of the Bristol Bolingbroke in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds
  • In front of the Sepcat Jaguar in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds

    In front of the Sepcat Jaguar in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds
  • Investigating a control panel in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds

    Investigating a control panel in the Military Aviation hangar © Paul Dodds
  • Looking over at the Supermarine Spitfire in the Military Aviation hangar © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Looking over at the Supermarine Spitfire in the Military Aviation hangar © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Outside the Military Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong

    Outside the Military Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong
  • Twin Pioneer in the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.

    Twin Pioneer in the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.
  • Airwave Magic Kiss hang glider in the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.

    Airwave Magic Kiss hang glider in the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.
  • Inside the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.

    Inside the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.
  • Viewing the interactive display screens in the Civil Aviation hangar.

    Viewing the interactive display screens in the Civil Aviation hangar.
  • Slingsby Grasshopper glider in the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.

    Slingsby Grasshopper glider in the Civil Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.
  • Display inside the Military Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.

    Display inside the Military Aviation hangar at National Museum of Flight.
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Exhibition information

When

1 Apr - 30 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00

Where

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF

How much

Adult: £12
Concessions: £10
Child: £7 (under 5 free)
Family: £31 (2 adults and 2 children)
Members: Free
National Art Pass holders: Free (charge for special events)
Group rates available

Concorde Audio Guide: Free
Free parking

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