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Visit National Museum of Flight
Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day, including the chance to get on board Scotland's only Concorde. Amazing aircraft. Unforgettable stories. One incredible day out.
Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Fill your day with interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences, historic hangars, an assault course and acres of green grass and fresh air.
We’ve recently invested £3.6 million restoring our Second World War hangars which now tell the stories of military and civil aviation over the past 100 years.
Find out how developments in civil aviation have helped to connect communities, allowing people to travel short distances more easily and opened up opportunities to fly for fun. Hear fascinating Scottish stories, such as that of the Spartan Cruiser III which crashed in 1938 while delivering film reels to Campbeltown cinema, and the Druine Turbulent which was built inside a house in Airdrie.
In our Military Aviation hangar, examine the roles that aircraft have played in conflict throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. See how aircraft design and technology have advanced, and learn more about the people who designed, built and flew these amazing machines, including the world-famous Spitfire, the oldest surviving Harrier jump jet and the Tornado F3.
Elsewhere on site, climb on board Scotland's only Concorde to discover what transatlantic flight was like for passengers and crew, and learn more about the legacy of this iconic aircraft.
From the defenders of our nations and jumping jets to supersonic passenger planes and airborne maternity wards, discover the stories behind one of Europe’s best collections of aircraft and find out more about the heroes who flew them.