Discover what life was like during the First and Second World Wars and explore Cold War stories at this award-winning event.

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Outdoor Activities

  • Visit our wartime encampments to discover what life was like for soldiers on the front line
  • Explore inside a re-creation of a WWI trench with The Great War Boys
  • Watch battles and military drills re-enacted in our display arena
  • Discover more about life on the home front with our Land Girl and Clydesdale horses

Indoor Action

  • Swing along with the Flyright Dancers as they demonstrate the dance moves of the time with performances and lessons
  • Vintage singing duo, The Blitz Sisters, will be there to entertain with classic songs from the WWII era
  • Get into character with a 1940s hairdo from Vanity Thrills pop-up hair salon
  • Discover the secrets of the Cold War with the Royal Observer Corps
  • Prepare to do battle as our wargamers demonstrate combat techniques on their tabletop battleground
  • Learn about Scotland’s role in The Great War with talks on the pipes and the kilt at war

Family Fun

  • Put your spy skills to the test with a code cracking activity
  • Transport yourself back to the past at our Cold War themed selfie station
  • Little ones can become adventurous aviators in our mini ride-on airplanes
  • Get hands-on with make-and-take wartime crafts
  • Have a go on our outdoor assault course
  • Get hands-on in our interactive Fantastic Flight gallery and visit a fantastic selection of wartime airplanes from our collections
  • Make your own spy gizmos with Madlab (age 7+, charges apply for kits)
  • View vintage military vehicles © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    View vintage military vehicles © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Hear your favourite wartime songs with the Blitz Sisters © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    Hear your favourite wartime songs with the Blitz Sisters © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
  • Learn some 1940s dance moves © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Learn some 1940s dance moves  © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Meeting wartime re-enactors from the First and Second World Wars © Neil Hanna

    Meeting wartime re-enactors from the First and Second World Wars  © Neil Hanna
  • Meet costumed military personnel in battle re-enactments © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Meet costumed military personnel in battle re-enactments © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Explore inside our #NewHangars © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Explore inside our #NewHangars © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Second World War battle reneactment © Neil Hanna

    Second World War  battle reneactment  © Neil Hanna
  • First World War medical care © Neil Hanna

    First World War medical care  © Neil Hanna
  • First World War military drill demonstration © Neil Hanna

    First World War military drill demonstration  © Neil Hanna
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Event information

When

7 May 2017
10:00-17:00

Where

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, EH39 5LF

How much

 

Event ticket prices include museum admission

Booking information

Call 0300 123 6789 or book online.

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