VISITORS to the National Museum of Flight are being challenged to break free from a new escape room.

Scotland’s only escape room on an historic airfield launches tomorrow (Friday) and runs until next Sunday (August 14).

Operation Sabotage has been developed in collaboration with young people aged 16-25 as part of the Scotland 365 project.

Inspired by its location on the preserved Second World War airfield, Operation Sabotage will transport visitors back in time to 1942.

A series of fiendish puzzles have been created inside one of the original wartime outbuildings on the former RAF base at East Fortune.

In a race against the clock, teams of four to eight people will need to decipher the identity of a mysterious saboteur and prevent a devastating attack on nearby North Berwick.

Claire Allan, engagement manager at National Museums Scotland, encouraged people to head along.

She said: “I’m delighted to offer such an innovative way to connect with the remarkable history of East Fortune airfield.

“Thanks to the creativity of the young participants in the Scotland 365 project and the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this experience will be brought to life for new audiences.”

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Scotland 365 as part of the £10 million Kick The Dust programme.

The project has invested in initiatives throughout the UK aimed at involving young people in exploring and delivering new ideas on how to engage future generations with shared heritage.

Operation Sabotage is open to anyone over the age of 14; go to for more information.