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Science Museum

Flights of fancy tour

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Fasten your seat belt and prepare for take off! This interactive tour explores some of the stories behind the amazing objects in the Flight gallery.

A boy looks at the jet engine in the Flight gallery at the Science Museum

Join the brave animals that tested the Montgolfier brothers' brand-new invention, the hot air balloon. Find out how A V Roe built an aeroplane from things you can find in your garden shed and discover just how treacherous piloting a plane across the Atlantic was for the first people to do it.