National Museum of Flight

Address: East Fortune Airfield, Edinburgh, EH39 5LF, Scotland
Telephone: 0131 247 4328

- Mid-range


Concorde is among dozens of planes in this fascinating aviation museum.

East Fortune Airfield, only 20 miles east of Edinburgh, is the setting for this brilliant museum for all ages. An actual Concorde sits in one of the massive exhibition hangars as do many other aircraft. The chance to see them up close is quite awe-inspiring and nostalgic too. War memorabilia, personal stories, film, photographs and paraphenalia associated with this fasincating world are all here.

They have an annual airshow every July which, if your timing works, is well worth attending.

The parachute café offers great snacks too.


Value for money

Price advice

Adults £9, concessions £7, children under 12 get in for free, as do members of National Museums Scotland.

Expert tips

It is never busy, which makes it a great day out as you can wander around at your leisure.

It takes up a lot of time to see around all the hangars, allow up to four hours.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • History
  • Design and architecture