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View of the underside of the Concorde inside an aircraft hangar


We want everyone who comes to our museums to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Accessible parking

There is ample car parking at no charge, with spaces for visitors with disabilities next to the main hangar. There may be a change of disabled parking location and a parking fee at certain special events held at the National Museum of Flight.

Getting around the museum

We want everyone who comes to our museums to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

  • The hangars have ramped access.
  • Due to the historic nature of our collection, Concorde, Comet and BAC 1-11 can only be boarded by using stairs.
  • The site is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge. 
  • Adapted toilets are available.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum buildings and on the outdoor site.

Our full access guide can be found on the AccessAble website.

Download a map of the National Museum of Flight or pick one up at our information desk when you arrive.

Sensory backpacks

Sensory backpacks are available to borrow from the information desk at the Museum Shop. These contain lots of sensory aids, including: 

  • Sunglasses
  • Ear defenders
  • A sunflower lanyard
  • A fidget toy
  • Paper towels

You can check the full list of contents online before your visit.

Please return the bag to the Museum Shop before you leave so other people can enjoy using it in the future.

A backpack with several sensory aids surrounding it, including a cuddly toy of a plane, ear defenders, and sunglasses.

Borrow a sensory backpack when you arrive.

Free entry for carers

Visitors with disabilities pay a concession for admission, with a carer accompanying for free.

BSL Service

Deaf BSL (British Sign Language) users can make contact using the free ContactSCOTLAND-BSL service.


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