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Science Museum

See our incredible aircraft tracing the story of powered flight in this unforgettable gallery. Recommended for KS1 upwards.

With real aircraft suspended overhead, smaller models, aviation clothing, and aero-engines, the gallery offers opportunities to follow several cross-curricular themes. Objects on display include:

  • A full-sized replica of the Wright Flyer
  • Amy Johnson’s famous aircraft Jason
  • A Spitfire
  • A Jump Jet
  • A complete slice of a Boeing 747 airliner

This page is for educational groups; for general visitor information, please see the main gallery page.