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Event National Museum of Flight

Flying into the Future Trail

26 Jun - 31 Oct 2021
10:00 - 17:00

Free with pre-booked museum entry

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Discover how engineers are working to make air travel less damaging to the environment with this museum trail 

Download or pick up our new museum trail to discover how engineers are working to make air travel less damaging to the environment.

The Scottish Government have set challenging targets to reduce the negative impact of aviation by 2040 but how might that happen? Explore the museum with our new family-friendly trail. Learn about the challenges faced by the aviation industry and discover some of the innovative solutions that could be used. Most suitable for families with children aged 7-11.

Illustration of what a more fuel efficient aircraft might look like in the future.

Download and print

Bring the new trail with you to the museum and make the most of your visit. Copies are also available at the museum

Flying Into The Future Trail

Further guidance

Essential information

Onsite safety measures, including timed entry, remain in place at the museum to ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing throughout your visit. 

Book in advance

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. 

For more information, click here. 

Part of Edinburgh Science Festival 2021

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