Event National Museum of Flight

Record Breakers Summer Trail

29 Jun - 8 Sep 2019

Free with museum admission

Take part in our Record Breakers themed family trail and discover the museum and historic airfield anew.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Airship R.34's first transatlantic flight from East Fortune Airfield and pick up the Record Breakers trail to discover the record-breaking aircraft in our collection. 

Discover the fastest passenger aircraft that ever flew and one of the slowest, see a low flying glider and an aircraft that was built in a house! 

The Airship R.34 was stationed at East Fortune Airfield 100 years ago. On Wednesday 2 July 1919 it set off on the first direct return flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Discover R.34's story here.


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Museum admission

Free with museum admission

Members free
Adults £12.50
Concession £10.50*
Child (5-15) £7.50 (under 5 free) 
Family £33 (2 adults and 2 children)

* 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.

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.


Our land train, the Airfield Explorer, provides accessible transport between the hangars.


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


Adapted toilets are available.


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


You can find more access information here.

Our free events programme is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

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