Ticketing information for Scotland's National Airshow 2017.

Buying tickets

Tickets available on the gate on a first come, first serve basis.

Ticketing tips

To avoid delays on arrival at the Airshow gate, please ensure that you print your eticket and bring it with you.

Tickets booked in person 

Simply bring your tickets with you on the day or purchase a ticket at the gate (subject to availability). Tickets will be available for purchase in person at our museum sites until Friday 21 July.

Tickets booked by phone

You will receive your tickets in the post in advance of the Airshow – simply bring them with you on the day. Tickets booked by phone to be posted should be purchased by 17:00 on Friday 14 July. Tickets booked by phone after 14 July must be collected from a National Museums Scotland museum site prior to the Airshow. Please note there will be no ticket collection on Airshow day, Saturday 22 July 2017.

Tickets booked online

Print your eticket or request that your tickets are posted to your payment address and ensure you bring your tickets with you on Airshow day. Tickets that require posting should be purchased by 17:00 on Friday 14 July. Tickets will be available for purchase online until 17:00 on Friday 21 July but you will have to print them. Please note there will be no ticket collection on Airshow day, Saturday 22 July 2017.

What if I lose my tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Customers who have lost their tickets will have to purchase replacement tickets.

Do you have to be a family to buy a family ticket?

 You don't have to be related to gain entry on a Family Ticket - it admits up to 2 adults and 2 children whether you are related or not. A Child ticket is for children between 5-15 years. Children 0-4 years are free. 16+ is considered to be an adult.

Opening times

Gates to the car park open at 08:30 on Saturday 22 July 2017. The showground opens at 10:00 with on the ground activities starting at 10:00. The air displays will start at approximately 12:30 and finish at approximately 16:30. The Airshow closes at 17:00. Access to all of the museum hangars and exhibitions, including Concorde, is included with your admission to the Airshow.

Car park tickets

If you have purchased tickets in advance and are coming by car you should have purchased and received a car park pass. Please hang this on your rear view mirror and follow the signs for the red lane entrances. If you are a blue badge holder please ensure that this is clearly displayed and follow the signs to the parking area for disabled visitors. Please carry your tickets with you as they may be checked when entering the showground.

We have made arrangements to try to minimise the queuing time when approaching the site. Traffic approaching from the Haddington direction with red passes should move to the right hand lane of the B1347 when you come to the one way section and follow Red route signs. Traffic approaching from the North Berwick should keep to the left when entering the car park and follow Red route signs.

Those of you that have been to the Airshow in previous years will know how busy it can be. We have altered the entry arrangements in recent years to try to minimise delays. Please help us by having your tickets ready for inspection and by following the instructions from the Event Stewards and Police. The Red Lanes for advance ticket purchasers speed up the traffic flow, we can however process all tickets at both entrances. We can accept cash and cards at both entrances, correct amount is greatly appreciated.

Programme purchase


Please bring your programme voucher to the Airshow and after entering the you can exchange it for an Airshow programme at a designated booth.


Please be aware that bag searches may be carried out at the Airshow entry gate.

No pets

We would also like to remind you that no pets are allowed on site on the day of the show. Assistance dogs are allowed but please ensure that the noise of the aircraft will not alarm them.

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