From Concorde to Airship R.34 discover the science behind the technological breakthroughs that allow people to travel at the speed of sound at the edge of space from 15-22 April at the National Museum of Flight.

New! Flight Family Trail

Discover ground-breaking technological advances in aviation that would have seemed impossible 100 years before. Listen to the words of the designers, engineers and pilots who conceived, built and flew them.

Family Technical Challenge

11:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00.

See if you can build a glider that goes further, faster and higher.

Suitable for age 3+



Work with our artist to build your own beautiful creation in paper which tomorrow might take to the skies.

Suitable for age 3+


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Part of Edinburgh Science Festival

Header image: Flight related craft activities at National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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Edinburgh Science Festival

Enjoy hands-on workshops, shows and a whole host of free drop-in activities throughout the festival to explore frontiers of knowledge in all walks of life.

Wartime Experience

See wartime stories brought to life with living history groups, re-enactments and vintage entertainment on Sunday 12 May at the National Museum of Flight.
Event information


15 Apr - 22 Apr 2019


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

How much

Free with museum admission.

By bus, train, bicycle or car

Find out how to get to Further, Faster, Higher here.

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

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