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.
Other things to see and do
A Beautiful Planet 3D (U) – school info
Experience life on the International Space Station as you travel into orbit around our home planet.
For KS2 upwards.
Feel the Force Show – school info
A dynamic show all about forces and magnets.