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Event National Museum of Flight

Insect Week: Moth Hunters

30 Jun - 1 Jul 2024
09:00 - 12:00

Education space

Free with museum admission.

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Six hands holding five Poplar hawkmoths

Poplar hawkmoths.

© Ashleigh Whiffin

Poplar hawkmoths.

© Ashleigh Whiffin

Celebrate Insect Week 2024 with family friendly activities at the National Museum of Flight. 

Inspired by the work of Scottish entomologist and a moth collector Alice Blanche Balfour, we’re celebrating the moths and women of entomology (the study of insects).

Join entomologist Katty Baird at 09:00 for an early morning walk around East Fortune Airfield to discover what we’ve caught in our overnight moth traps.

From 10:00–12:00, make your own bug hotel. Or take inspiration from the collection of Alice Blanche Balfour who collected moths here in East Lothian over 100 years ago. What can we learn from the moths Alice caught then and the ones we catch today?



Sun 30 Jun & Mon 1 Jul


9:00–10:00 Early Morning Moth Hunters. Your ticket also gives you access to the rest of the museum which opens at 10:00.

10:00–12:00 Drop in activities.


Education space

Booking information

Book museum entry for Sun 30 Jun 

Book museum entry for Mon 1 Jul

On the day

Access the museum site from 08:45 for a 09:00 start 

A group of people walking by an airplane.

Plan Your Visit

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

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • 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 about our access information.

This event is part of Insect Week 2024.

Insect Week is organised by the Royal Entomological Society, and supported by partner organisations throughout the UK and Europe.

Insect Week logo.

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