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Event National Museum of Flight

Test Flight

10 Apr - 14 Apr 2023

Concorde hangar and Civil Aviation hangar

Free with museum admission

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Follow the Wright brothers and design your own aeroplane, drawing inspiration from the collection at the National Museum of Flight.

Nearly 120 years ago the Wright Brothers flew the first powered and controlled aeroplane. Take inspiration from our Civil Aviation collection and make your own flying machine.

Tour of the Civil Aviation Hangar

11:00–11:20 and 13:30–13:50

Join this short family tour to discover why the aircraft in our Civil Aviation Hangar are all different shapes and sizes.

Family Technical Challenge, Concorde Hangar

11:30–12:30 and 14:00–16:00

Build a glider from craft materials, or adapt one from the scrap heap, and see how far it can fly. The Wright brothers managed 37 metres on their first attempt, can you do better?

Part of Edinburgh Science Festival 2023


Further guidance

Getting here

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

Map and directions


Site access

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. 

Visiting safely

Visitors are asked to follow the current museum guidelines.

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