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National Museum of Flight
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Check in for an aviation adventure at East Fortune airfield! Trace the history of aviation from the First World War to today or join the jet set on a Boeing 707 and Concorde. Go interactive in hands-on galleries, where you can find out how aircraft fly and the skills you need to fly them.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Amazing to see this iconic plane from 1969. Better for older children. Will appeal to those of us who remember first flight.

1  Thank anne s
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is such a gem of a place. The attractions are very well signed and the information given is fantastic, using videos and display notes. You can get right up close and personal to the exhibits and actually climb aboard quite a few of them. The exhibits range from world war 2 fighters to modern day jets (including the amazing Concorde). There's also examples of the working areas for packing parachutes etc. There is plenty of parking and a lovely little cafe to sit in (albeit a little pricey). The information is so detailed and hands on that you get a real feel for how things must have been during the war. All in all a really interesting and informative place to visit, you will not be disappointed.

2  Thank michael s
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

On a very wet November day, we visited the museum of flight as a party of 5 adults, 3 children aged 2, 5 and 10 plus a teenager and
'to a man' everyone had a fantastic day. It was fun and educational seeing the many types of aircraft and the children particularly enjoyed the little film and video shows . The chance to climb up into the famous Concorde was very special and we spent a very happy afternoon in the scientific experiment section with the children finding something to interact with depending on age. For a nice dry day, there is a children's play area with an obstacle course and picnic areas. I cannot recommend this exceptional place highly enough.

2  Thank Mariem60
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We spent several hours at this museum. There were many exhibits with hands on experiences and which were suitable for all ages. By far the best exhibit was Concord, we had already visited one Concord housed at Brooklands and the one at this museum did not disappoint. To get the most out of the Concord tour, use the audio guide, it really brings everything to life.

1  Thank holfy2003
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Easy to find and well laid out but spread over different buildings so would be tricky on a wet day. Concorde is the main attraction and a great hangar with lots of background info and exhibits as well as Concorde itself. Other hangars also very interesting and lots of interactive stuff for kids.

Cafe has limited selection and whilst coffee of acceptable quality, no jam for scones, which was poor. £16/17 for 2 teas, 1 coffee and 3 scones is pretty steep.

Add to £12 for adult entry and it can be an expensive day out but, overall, we enjoyed over 4 hours there.

1  Thank lenmarsh
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