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Event National Museum of Flight

Conservation Hangar Tours

8 Apr 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Conservation Hangar

Free with museum admission

Booking required

Available as an add-on to your general admission ticket

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Two visitors viewing the aircraft in the Conservation Hangar with a member of staff.

© Stewart Attwood

Two visitors viewing the aircraft in the Conservation Hangar with a member of staff.

© Stewart Attwood

See behind the scenes of the work carried out in the museum’s Conservation hangar with these free guided tours.

Join a member of our Visitor Experience team for a behind-the-scenes look in our Conservation hangar on a free guided daily tour at 14:00.

Find out about objects from the collection that aren’t normally on display and have the chance to see conservators at work.

  • These tours are for adult individuals and small groups (up to six people only)
  • For larger group enquiries, please contact Linda de Costa on 0131 247 4238 
  • The tour includes a short, ten-minute walk from the museum shop to the Conservation hangar.
  • Meet at the museum shop ten minutes before the tour start time.

Percival Provost T.1 G-BDYG (left) and HS Buccaneer S.2B XT228 (right) aircraft.

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II aircraft.

Further guidance

Getting here

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

Map and directions


Your tour e-ticket(s) will be sent to you, along with your general admission e-ticket, as a pdf attachment when you make your booking. Both tickets will also be available to view in your online account.  

If you cannot find your e-tickets and need assistance, please email during working hours. 


Tour access 

There will be a short, ten-minute walk between the meeting point in the museum shop to the Conservation hangar. Please wear appropriate footwear and outerwear in case of bad weather.  

Visitors with physical disabilities can use their cars to drive up to the Conservation hangar.  

There are toilets, including accessible toilets, available in the Conservation hangar.  

Site access 

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.


Visiting safely

Visitors are asked to follow the current museum guidelines.

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