National Museum of Flight

East Fortune played a huge role in the First and Second World War and it is now the home of the National Museum of Flight.

The Ministry of Defence donated a Supermarine Spitfire to the Royal Museum, Edinburgh in 1971. With nowhere to keep it, the museum was given permission to obtain one of the hangars at RAF East Fortune to store their aeronautical exhibits. This led to the development of the National Museum of Flight and it was opened to the public on 7 July 1995.

There are so many things to see and do. Explore the aircraft collection, from Concorde to the Boeing 707, uncover the story of service at East Fortune from RAF crew, film, photographs and artefacts, learn how to pack a parachute and take-off with Fantastic Flight.

There are air shows, flying displays, helicopter tours and lots more at the National Museum of Flight, so check the website below for the dates of all the special events

Address: East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, EH39 5LF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
Web Address:, click on the Museums link, then the National Museum of Flight link
Opening hours:

April - October: 10:00 - 17:00 seven days a week

November - March: 10:00 - 16:00 weekends only