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Event National Museum of Flight

Sea Survival

15 Oct - 23 Oct 2022

Sat 15, Sun 16, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Oct 2022 

Free with museum admission 


Detail of a map of a desert island.

Detail of a map of a desert island.

Discover the skills and equipment used by the RAF’s Coastal Command to survive at sea with family activities this October half term. 

Object Handling 

Times: 11:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 (drop-in) 

Location: Concorde Hangar 

Have you ever wondered if your friends and family could fit in a life raft? Discover the equipment the Royal Air Force (RAF) have used to survive at sea from the Second World War to the modern day.

Desert Island Skills workshops

Times: 11:00, 13:30 & 14:30 (45 min sessions, limited places, sign up on the day) 

Location: next to the Assault Course 

Learn how to safely light a fire and use a bushcraft knife in our outdoor family workshops. Suitable for children age 7+, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up in the shop on arrival to reserve your place. 

Coastal Command jacket and Mae West life jacket as used by the RAF. 

What might you find on a desert island’s beach? 

Further guidance

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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