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Event National Museum of Flight

Survival Skills

19 Oct - 22 Oct 2021
11:30 - 16:00

Free with pre-booked museum entry

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Take part in survival skills training for all the family at the National Museum of Flight this October half term.

Learn how to set up a ‘leave no trace' camp in the Concorde Hangar and sign up for our family bushcraft workshop.

A leave no trace camp in the Concorde hangar.

Wild Camping Skills  

11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30 (20 min, drop-in) 

Come to the Concorde Hangar for our show and tell sessions to discover how to set up a ‘leave no trace’ camp, as used by wild campers or pilots downed in enemy territory. Learn how to tie the knots used to set up a tarp and hammock, find out how to make a fire which won’t damage the ground, and see how a fizzy drink bottle can be turned into a filter that makes dirty water clean. 

Bushcraft Workshop  

12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00 (30 min) 

Limited places, sign up on the day  

In this outdoor family workshop you can learn together how to use a bushcraft knife safely to set up camp and have a go at lighting a fire with flint and steel. Suitable for children age 5+ and their adults.

Please book your family’s place on a Bushcraft Workshop at the shop when you arrive.

A bushcraft fire © Laura Curtiss Moss

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. 

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