Schools can choose to visit the museum as:
Please select your preferred option when completing the booking request form.
To ensure your visit runs smoothly, all school visits to the National Museum of Flight must be booked in advance. Please complete the booking request form here.
Pre-booked self-guided visits and downloadable resources are all free of charge. All other activities cost £70 per class, unless otherwise stated. Maximum class size is 33 students.
Your school will be invoiced after your visit.
Details of our workshops and Enabler/Facilitator-led sessions can be found in our primary and secondary schools programmes.
The following resources allow you to explore aspects of the Museum in more detail with your class:
There is dedicated, free coach parking on-site.
There is a cloakroom in the Education Centre.
There is a bookable space in the Education Centre. Please request this when you book your visit.
All spaces are accessible except on board the aeroplanes and the mezzanine floor in Hangar 1. You can find full information for visitors with disabilities here.
There are guidelines for teachers to help you write your own risk assessment. Teachers can make a free pre-visit to carry out their risk assessment. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
All visitors should have sensible outdoor footwear and clothing. Please take care when crossing roads within the site and stay on the marked walkways in the hangars. Students must not run in the buildings or climb on the outside of them.
Yes, but please check availability when you make your booking. Schools can visit National Museum of Flight all year round but the Museum is closed to the public on weekdays between November and March. We cannot guarantee that the café or shop will be open during this period. (Please ensure there is a ratio of 1 adult to 10 children in the shop).
We understand that you may need to cancel or change your booking. Please contact us as soon as possible to let us know of any changes.
National Museums Scotland reserve the right to charge a fee for short notice cancellations. Bookings cancelled:
Last minute requests to change a visit date may also incur an administration fee as above. In certain circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions, National Museums Scotland may waive the cancellation fee.
Our newly restored hangars tell the stories of military and civil aviation over the past 100 years, showcasing our world-class collection of aircraft alongside uniforms, documents and photographs, in immersive, interactive and thought-provoking displays.
Tel: 0131 247 4238