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The 121 service runs between Haddington and North Berwick via the National Museum of Flight on Monday to Sunday from 1 April to 30 September 2018. Download the121 bus timetable here. There is a bus drop off and pick up point within the grounds of the Museum itself.
A regular bus service runs from Edinburgh to North Berwick and an express bus service from Edinburgh to Haddington. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit theTraveline websitefor timetable details.
Scotrail run regular services from Edinburgh to North Berwick.Download the current timetable.
From Edinburgh: Travelling east out of Edinburgh, take Cycle Route 76 for approx 23 miles to Haddington. Continue on Route 76 from Haddington, turn left towards A199, next turn right onto A199. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.
From the south: Pick up Cycle Route 76, following the A199 from East Linton. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.
Free bicycle parking: Parking for bicycles at the National Museum of Flight is free
The National Museum of Flight is a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and supports sustainable tourism. Receive 10% off full-price admission if you cycle to the museum. On presentation of your cycle helmet at the ticket desk receive 10% discount on one adult, concession or child admission For validity on Family tickets, all family members must have travelled by bicycle. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not valid during special events.
Above: Cycle your way to National Museum of Flight © Ruth Armstrong Photography
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.
Parking at the Museum is free, although there may be a charge during special events.
Families and children of all ages are welcome at the National Museum of Flight. We provide a number of interactive attractions and activities especially for children and anexciting events calendarfor all ages.
Buggies and pushchairs can be left with our Visitor Experience Assistants at the ticket desk, and there are lockers available in the shop. Baby changing facilities are available in the Concorde hangar. The National Museum of Flight has trained first aiders on duty and a policy is in place if children become separated from their party.
The Aviator Caf offers a childrens menu, high chairs and a facility for warming baby bottles. Want to enjoy the weather outside? Our picnic area is popular with families of all ages.
Teacher-led visits to National Museum of Flight are free of charge. This includes entry to all our hangars and access to Concorde. A range of workshops, interpretation sessions and other activities are also available.Find out more about our schools offer here.
National Museum of Flight is a great day out for any type of group. We offer a discounted rate of 10.50 per person (8.50 concessions) to groups of 10 or more adults.
There is ample coach parking on site and coach drivers can enjoy a free visit to the National Museum of Flight and also a complimentary lunch in our Aviator Caf.
Disabled visitors pay a concession price for admission, with a carer accompanying for free.
There is ample car parking at no charge, with spaces for disabled visitors next to the main hangar. There may be a change of disabled parking location and a parking fee at certain special events held at National Museum of Flight.
The site is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge. Our land train, the Airfield Explorer, provides accessible transport between the hangars. The hangars have ramped access, however, due to the historic nature of our collection some of the aircraft, including Concorde, are not accessible to everyone.
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
Our full access guide can be found atAccessAblehere.
Deaf BSL (British Sign Language) users can make contact by using the freeContactSCOTLAND-BSL service.
Non-assistance dogs are allowed outdoors on the site as long as they are kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed in the hangars, however. Please note, dogs are not permitted at the Airshow.
The Aviator Caf is open Monday – Sunday 10:00-16.30 during summer and weekends 10:00-16:00 over the winter.
The Aviator Caf offers a range of freshly prepared dishes, including home-made soups and home baking using local produce, teas, coffees and other hot and cold snacks. We also offer a childrens menu.Download the menu here.
National Museums Scotland Membersreceive a 20% discount in the caf.
Feel free to enjoy a picnic in our outdoor picnic areas, but no barbecues or gas stoves please.
Above: Picnic area outside the Aviator Caf at National Museum of Flight.
Purchase all those essential aviation goodies in our shop by the Concorde hangar.
Please note that there are no cashpoint ATMs on site. We accept all major credit and debit cards but we do not accept American Express.
Children can enjoy a high-flying birthday celebration at National Museum of Flight, led by a party host from the Museum. Our range of activities includes boardingConcorde, investigating Fantastic Flight, creative make and take, dressing up in uniform, air raid siren, completing the assault course, seeing military and passenger aircraft at close quarters and taking a ride on the Airfield Explorer.
After all the exertion, party goers sit down to a birthday spread in the Aviator Caf. Activities and food can be tailored to suit the ages and needs of your group, although please note some activities are weather dependent.
Parties are available for a minimum of 10 children. You can choose between our Jet Powered Package at 12.00 per child or Supersonic Package at 14.00 per child. Call now on 0131 247 4238 for more information and to book your party.
We are happy for you to take photographs, including flash photography, in the galleries and the outdoor site, but photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or unless otherwise stated.
No prior permission is needed for photography intended for personal use. However, anyone wishing to use a tripod should contact the information desk to obtain a photopass. All photographers wishing to take photographs for publication on other websites, for all printed matter or other commercial use, are asked to contact Maggie Wilson at the Picture Library on 0131 247 4026m..uk.
East Coast BusesA new bus service serving East Lothians tourist attractions including the National Museum of Flight.TourMuseum informationOpening times
*Over 60s, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card,
unemployed with ID, disabled people (Carers of disabled people go free).
Discounts available forgroup bookingsand those travelling bybicycleSchool visitsare free (charges apply for some workshops)
Daily 121 bus service to National Museum of Flight. Download the bus timetablehere.
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Owing to essential maintenance works, some areas ofFantastic Flightwill be closed to visitors until 26 July. We apologise for the inconvenience.