Holiday fun for active adventurers at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield.

#ReachfortheSkies

From Cold War to hot holidays and birds to bombers, our activities will cover every aspect of flight. Let trails guide your discovery, get hands on with real objects and learn how the professionals do their jobs in the world of aviation. Take time to explore our military and civil aviation hangars to discover the history of flight.

Mon 24-Fri 28 July, Cold War

Explore the conflict that dominated world politics in the second half of the 20th century and discover more about nuclear warfare and attack survival.

Site stories and family trails, 10:00-17:00

Collect a themed trail to explore a side to the National Museum of Flight you may not have seen before. These trails were created by community groups who wanted to share with you what they found interesting in the Museum.

Spy Selfie Station, 12:00-16:00

Get a cunning disguises before you take a selfie!

Protect and Survive, 11:30, 14:30

Report promptly to the Concorde hangar to receive a Government briefing on how to protect your home in the event of a nuclear attack.

Make and Paint models, 12:00-16:00

Visit our Education Centre to make an Airfix model. One model per person, free with admission.

Mon 7-Fri 11 August, Hot Holidays

Aircraft highlights and Fashion and Fabrics trails, 10:00-17:00

Collect a themed trail to explore a side to the National Museum of Flight you may not have seen before. These trails were created by community groups who wanted to share with you what they found interesting in the Museum.

Cabin Crew Class, 11:30, 14:30

All would be air crew to attend the Education Centre to learn how to conduct a passenger aircraft safety briefing.

Flying Fashions, 11:00, 14:30

See iconic commercial airline uniforms from our collection and find out what influenced their design.

Airline badges, 12:00-16:00

Inspired by our collections, design your own badge to take away.

Ride on aeroplanes, 10:00-17:00

For our younger aviators, aged six and under, pilot our ride on aircraft in the Concorde hangar.

Tales of Transport, 12:00, 14:00

Hear stories about people's first trips abroad. Book your place in the shop on arrival Suitable for our younger visitors, age 5 and under and their accompanying adult.

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Header image: Reaching for the skies at East Fortune Airfield © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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Event information

When

24 Jul 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
10:00-17:00

Where

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

How much

Included in museum admission.

Booking information

Future holiday activities

October holidays

Sat 14-Sun 22 October

February holidays

Sat 10-Sun 18 February 2018

Directions

By bus, train, bicycle or car

Find out how to get to Reach for the Skies here.

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