National Museum of Flight
National Museum of Flight
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
Read more
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Write a review
About
Discover a world-class collection of aircraft and hear the fascinating stories of the people who built and flew them at one of Scotland’s top attractions. Learn about the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day and immerse yourself in our interactive galleries and supersonic experiences. Get on board Scotland’s Concorde to discover what transatlantic flight was like for its passengers and crew and learn more about its supersonic legacy. Have a go on more than 25 hands-on interactives in our family-friendly Fantastic Flight gallery, then round off your day with a visit to our shop and cafe, or bring your own picnic to enjoy in our outdoor picnic area. Book online at nms.ac.uk/flight
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,122 reviews
Excellent
798
Very good
267
Average
37
Poor
14
Terrible
6

casswife
Dunfermline, UK1,470 contributions
Dec 2022
This was an amazing family day out with a really good collection of planes to see - both military and civil. There are interactive exhibits which were good for the children in our party and also a good café and shop. We spent the best part of a day here and still didn't manage to see everything so it was well worth the cost.
Written 12 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian F
42 contributions
Nov 2022
A fine collection of historic civil and military aircraft. Besides being able to enter some of the aircraft, there are also many activities for children to help them learn about all aspects of flight. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The history of the site is well presented. I hope in the future that all the aircraft will be under cover to prevent further deterioration.
Written 1 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Yorkwitch
York, UK34 contributions
Nov 2022
This is an amazing museum with plenty of aircraft to view and learn about. It was great to see, and be able to go on, concorde and learn all about it from it's conception to retirement. The museum is on the site of the decommisioned East Fortune aerodrome which played a part in both world wars. The social history of those years is sensitively and interestingly told through films and photos. There is an interactive area for children, and the young at heart, where they can learn about all types of flight. There are plenty of interesting static displays for both military and civil aviation. All in all a great day out.
Written 7 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dormac
29 contributions
Oct 2022
this is a great museum with lots to see apart from the planes and lots of hands on Texperiments etc keeping both adults and children amused. The museum is very well laid out with loads of information boards. There is also a cafe which alas we didn't have time to try. You could easily spend a day here.
Written 30 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matt W
47 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
A really enjoyable day out for me (and the family seemed to like it too). The planes are really good to look around but the kids seemed most enjoy the 'fantastic flight' exhibit with all the hands on activities. It probably helped that we went mid week in term time and basically had the place to ourselves for most of the time. The cafe did a reasonable lunch for us too. I would recommend a visit here.
Written 19 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lightning92
York, UK546 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Not the biggest museum but everything well done and displayed nicely. The area is well laid out and easy to navigate (despite the dreadful weather on my visit) and the exhibits are easily seen. One or two small factual errors but then again, nothing can be perfect. Overall, a nice facility, well worth a visit.
Written 16 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Phoebe105
United Kingdom160 contributions
Oct 2022
Th National Museum of Flight was a very good afternoon out. There was plenty to see from commercial planes including a Concorde to military planes and even a parachute packing room.

The Fantastic Flight building was very interesting with a wide range of hands-on exhibits of interest to both adults and children. We were sorry to end up in there shortly before the museum closed at 5pm as we could have spent a lot longer in that building.
Written 5 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linda S
Richmond, UK16 contributions
Sep 2022
We really enjoyed visiting this museum. So many hands on things to do from making and flying paper planes to landing planes. Not only for children. Grown ups were having a great time too.
You can visit the Concorde, see a Vulcan bomber even a Sopwith Camel. We spent a whole day looking around. Do take a picnic though as the Aviator cafe is very expensive. £18 for two sandwiches and two coffees!!
Written 28 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scott D
9 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We went to the museum of flight with only the knowledge of a few planes that are kept here. Safe to say I was pleasantly surprised with the various planes on show at East Fortune! It's also amazing that you can fully access two of the most iconic planes in aviation history. I would strongly recommend this museum if you're even just a moderate aviation/transport enthusiastic. I'd also recommend donating some extra if you can to keep the planes in shape. It'd be great to hear that another hanger or something similar could be put on site to protect the planes still outdoors!
Written 27 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sara D
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
Brilliant day out! Lots to learn and great for kids.I would highly recommend! The cafe had lovely food too! Staff all helpful and friendly! 10/10
Written 24 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,094
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Frequently Asked Questions about National Museum of Flight

National Museum of Flight is open:
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM