Experience the history and drama of flight in spectacular hangars and galleries.
Boarding is available at various times throughout the day. Please ask a member of staff for boarding times, or visit the shop for the full day’s boarding programme.
Explore three hands-on galleries and find out how aeroplanes fly, how they are built and the skills needed to be a pilot. Can you navigate your way round the world or land an aeroplane?
The National Museum of Flight stands on the UK's best-preserved Second World War airfield. Fortunes of War recounts the vivid human story of this historic military airfield. Through personal testimony, photographs, film and unique artefacts, it tells the story of service at East Fortune.
Climb on board Scotland's Concorde and find out what made supersonic travel so special.Go supersonic!
Come up close to this famous aircraft – the only Red Arrows Hawk on display in the UK.Find out more about the Hawk
Carefully recreated from wartime records, the parachute store reveals the secrets behind this essential piece of aircrew equipment. Discover how parachutes were made, repaired, stored and packed for active service.
Discover the story of aircraft in war, from the first use of air-to-air weapons in 1914 to drone warfare in the 21st century. Explore how military technology has developed, and meet the people who designed and flew combat aircraft, or whose lives were changed by conflict.View the aircraft
People have always dreamed of flying and having the freedom to soar with the birds. This hangar explores different uses of civilian aircraft, from flying for fun and exploring the world to connecting distant communities.View the aircraft
The aeroplanes, autogyros and hang-gliders in our aviation collection represents a range of different uses of civilian aircraft, from delivering goods to delivering babies!
Our military aircraft collection charts the changing technology of aerial warfare, from the Second World War onwards.
Most of our aircraft collection is on display at the National Museum of Flight, but some planes and gliders can be found in the National Museum of Scotland.
Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our hangars and galleries.