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National Museum of Flight

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Address: | East Fortune Airfield, North Berwick EH39 5LF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 300 123 6789
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Check in for an aviation adventure at East Fortune airfield! Trace the...

Check in for an aviation adventure at East Fortune airfield! Trace the history of aviation from the First World War to today or join the jet set on a Boeing 707 and Concorde. Go interactive in hands-on galleries, where you can find out how aircraft fly and the skills you need to fly them.

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Visit to see Concord!

An interesting visit particularly to see and board Concord. Very informative. Staff knowledgeable and very pleasant. Nice cup of coffee! Rather cold inside so wrap up if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Claire C
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An interesting visit particularly to see and board Concord. Very informative. Staff knowledgeable and very pleasant. Nice cup of coffee! Rather cold inside so wrap up if you go in winter (only open at weekends in the winter). Will go back in the summer to spend more time here and to enjoy the surrounding area.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to discover on this excellently-preserved airfield. The Fortunes of War section sets the scene and conjures up the life and experience of those living there during the wars. The interactive sections have so much to occupy young and old alike (you can crash your plane over and over again!), while the Concorde is of course a big attraction. Whatever... More 

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum's charm is that it incorporates its aircraft displays in the atmospheric surrounds of a WW2 airfield. You can easily spend several hours here if you are interested in flight. Not as glossy by any means in comparison with Duxford, but really enjoyable. Concorde obviously outstanding but would someone please think about giving the side exhibits a clean up.... More 

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Thank Ruth M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been keen to visit this museum as I often pass it on my way to visit family in Edinburgh. I was not disappointed. Most people will visit this museum to see/go on board the Concorde (myself included) and that is an experience in itself. The audio guide to Concorde is worth listening to and gave an insight into... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way home from Edinburgh, we popped in to visit this museum as it was sign posted along the A1. What a gem it is, I;m really interested in aviation, but not my wife, but she really enjoyed the experience and we spent over 2 1/2 hours here. We even got on-board concord and without spending £7000 on a... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on the last weekend of the summer season with my son and grandson (7yrs). Lucky for us the weather was good. Location well sign posted from A1, easy to find. Parking was good. Decided to start with lunch at the 'Aviator Cafe' which was fine and not expensive, had soup and an open sandwich for x3 with drinks and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday with our 8 and 6 year old. The Concorde was amazing, there was so much to see about its history, you can watch a short film in the theatre. There were lots of fun activities for the kids to do in a separate hanger which kept them entertained for a while. I'd definitely come back... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum, located on an old RAF station. There are examples of all sorts of historic aircraft and get up really close to them. But the jewel in the crown has to be Concorde in its own purpose built hanger.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

From what I have heard of other Concorde exhibits, this one is up there as one of the best. The plane is housed in a purpose built hanger and well maintained. You can walk around and see and touch as much of it as you want. I really enjoyed the experience. It's a pity the cockpit isn't open to view.... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I'd not visited the Museum of Flight for many years, since before Concorde arrived, and I was impressed by the changes since then. Concorde is the main attraction, and is spectacular, but there's a lot more to see. The kids enjoyed the interactive hangar, and there's fascinating displays on wartime and domestic aviation. We spent around four hours at the... More 

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