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Flight gallery tour

Explore the breathtaking Flight gallery with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides.

From mankind’s earliest dreams of flight, through to the Wright brothers and early adventurers, to the jumbo jet and the wide-body aeroplanes of today—discover the history of flight on this free tour.

Hear about some fascinating stories and objects such as:

  • Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930, and her Gipsy Moth, called Jason I.
  • The incredible story of the Vickers Vimy, flown by Alcock and Brown from Canada to Ireland non-stop in 1919.
  • The British De Havilland Comet, first commercial jetliner in 1952, precursor of our modern passenger planes.

Our volunteer guides are also delivering short 10 minutes Spotlight talks on their favourite objects and stories displayed on gallery.

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Part of the Science Museum Group