VISITORS to the National Museum of Flight can enjoy one of Scotland’s best days out for free this weekend.

The museum, at East Fortune, is part of the Doors Open Days programme across the country on Saturday and Sunday.

The National Museum of Flight is located on the UK’s best-preserved Second World War airfield and includes two historic wartime aircraft hangars, which are packed with exciting displays telling the stories of military and civil aviation over the past century.

The museum is home to Scotland’s only Concorde and visitors can see an example of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire that played such an important role in the Second World War.

The attraction houses the family-friendly Fantastic Flight gallery with its interactive exhibits where visitors can explore the science of aviation and discover how aeroplanes fly.

They are also able to learn about East Fortune’s wartime heritage in the museum’s Fortunes of War exhibition.

Steve McLean, general manager at the National Museum of Flight, said: “We’re delighted to open the National Museum of Flight for free this weekend.

“Doors Open Days offer a fantastic opportunity to discover some of Scotland's finest heritage sites and hidden historic treasures, and we hope visitors old and new will enjoy exploring everything we have to offer in East Lothian.”

Advance booking at the National Museum of Flight over the Doors Open Days weekend is recommended.

Find more information and to book your visit online at