Explore the hangars

Experience the history and drama of flight in spectacular hangars and hands-on galleries.

Join the jet set aboard Concorde and our Boeing 707, discover amazing aircraft and explore the science of flight in our interactive family gallery.
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The Concorde Experience

Climb on board Scotland's Concorde and find out what made supersonic travel so special.

Go supersonic!
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Military Aviation Hangar

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.

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Civil Aviation Hangar

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.

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Red Arrows Hawk

Come up close to this famous aircraft – the only Red Arrows Hawk on display in the UK.

Find out more about the Hawk
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The Jet Age

Step inside the UK's only surviving Boeing 707 cockpit and cabin and discover how this classic aircraft ushered in the age of commercial passenger travel and created the original 'jet set' of the 1960s.

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Fantastic Flight

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?

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Fortunes of War

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.

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Parachute store

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.

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