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The National Museum of Flight is located at East Fortune Airfield, just south of the village of East Fortune, in East Lothian, Scotland.

The museum is housed in the original wartime buildings of RAF East Fortune which is one of the best preserved wartime airfields in the UK.

The National Museum of Flight is on the former Royal Air Force Station East Fortune. It was used as a fighter station during World War I, and for training and night fighters during World War II. After the war, the site ceased to be used by the RAF, but the runway was extended to take American bombers, during the Cold War, but was never used for this purpose.

The collection of aircraft dated back to 1909 with the Percy Pilcher Hawk Glider, Wright Model A and Bleriot XI. These aircraft were put in the Royal Scottish Museum but as more aircraft were added to the collection a decision was made to open a Museum of Flight at East Fortune, with the public admitted for the first time on 7 July 1975.

The museum expanded significantly in 1981 as a result of the sale by auction of much of the Strathallan Collection of aircraft. The Avro Vulcan was added in 1984, and in 2006 the British Airways collection (previously displayed at RAF Museum Cosford) was added.

National Museum of Flight Address & Travel
National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield
East Lothian
EH39 5LF
Telephone: 0300 123 6789

The Museum is located on East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian in Scotland. The satnav postcode is EH39 5LF.

From Edinburgh: follow the A1 south exit at Abbotsview Junction. Take third exit from roundabout onto A199 for East Linton. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

From the south: follow the A1 north to Thistlycross Roundabout. Take second exit to East Linton. At Beltonford Roundabout take second exit onto A199 for East Linton. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

Scotrail run regular services from Edinburgh to North Berwick.

The 121 service runs between Haddington and North Berwick via the National Museum of Flight on certain days. A regular bus service runs from Edinburgh to North Berwick, and an express bus service from Edinburgh to Haddington. See the Traveline website.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
The Opening Hours can be found on the official website.

For more information then visit the
National Museum of Flight official website.

Accommodation: postcode - EH39 5LF

Museum Aircraft

Museum Aircraft:
Aero S-103 (613677)
Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde (G-BOAA)
Airwave hang-glider
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 (G-ARCX)
Avro Anson C.19 (G-APHV) - restoration
Avro Vulcan B.2A (XM597)
BAC 1-11 (G-AVMO)
Beagle Terrier (G-ARSL)
Beech 18 (G-ASUG)
Boeing 707 (G-APFJ)
Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (RD220) - restoration
Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke (9940) - restoration
British Aerospace Jetstream 31 (G-JSSD)
Britten-Norman Islander (G-BELF)
de Havilland Comet 4C (G-BDIX)
de Havilland Dove (G-ANOV)
de Havilland Dragon (VH-SNB)
de Havilland Puss Moth (VH-UQB)
de Havilland Sea Venom (WW145)
de Havilland Tiger Moth (G-AOEL)
Druine Turbulent (G-AVPC)
English Electric Canberra forward fuselage (VX185)
English Electric Lightning F.2A (XN776)
Ferranti Phoenix UAV
General Aircraft Cygnet (G-AGBN)
Hawker Siddeley Harrier (XV277)
Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C cockpit section (G-ARPH)
Hawker Sea Hawk (WF259)
Ikarus C42 (G-SJEN)
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket fighter (191659)
Miles M.18 (G-AHKY)
Montgomerie-Parsons two-seat autogyro (G-UNIV)
Panavia Tornado F.3 (ZE934)
Piper Comanche (G-ATOY)
Schleicher Ka-4 Rhonlerche II (GA 591)
Scot-Kites Cirrus III hang-glider
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer (G-BBVF)
SEPECAT Jaguar (XZ119)
Slingsby Grasshopper (XA228)
Spartan Cruiser III forward fuselage (G-ACYK)
Supermarine Spitfire XVI (TE462)
Vickers Viscount (G-AMOG)
Weir W-2 autogyro

The museum also has a large number of hang-gliders, microlites, sailplanes which are currently not displayed as well as a number of aero engines, weapons, models, uniforms and aviation memorabilia.