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Tour National Museum of Flight

Behind the Scenes Tours

25 May - 26 Oct 2022
11:00–12:00 & 14:00–15:00

Object Store

Free with museum admission
Booking required 

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Detail from a jet engine on display at the National Museum of Flight.

Detail from a jet engine on display at the National Museum of Flight.

Find out about our collection of aero-engines and propellers on a curator-led tour of our Object Store. 

National Museums Scotland has one of the most comprehensive collections of aircraft engines anywhere in the world, some of which are in the Object Store at the National Museum of Flight, not normally open to the public. 

Join Aviation Curator Ian Brown for one of our regular guided tours of the museum’s Object Store. Explore some of the collections not normally on public view and discover the fascinating stories behind them.

Please ensure that you have purchased an admission ticket to the National Museum of Flight before booking the free space on the Tour.

Tour dates and times

Wednesday 25 May 11:0012:00 & 14:0015:00
Wednesday 29 June 11:0012:00 & 14:0015:00
Wednesday 27 July 11:0012:00 & 14:0015:00
Wednesday 31 August 11:0012:00 & 14:0015:00
Wednesday 28 September 11:0012:00 & 14:0015:00
Wednesday 26 October 11:0012:00 & 14:0015:00

Detail of aircraft engines inside the object store at the National Museum of Flight.

Further guidance

These tours involve a short 5-10 minute walk from the museum shop to the Object Store so please dress for the weather. 

Inside the building, the tour involves standing and walking, and there is a short ramp at one point. The tour should not be physically demanding, but does require some mobility, although wheelchair access is possible. 

Visiting safely

Visitors will be asked to follow the current museum guidelines detailed at

Getting here

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


Map and directions


The site is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge. 

The hangars have ramped access, however, due to the historic nature of our collection, Concorde is not accessible to everyone. 

Adapted toilets are available. 

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

Find out more information here. 

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