National Museum of Flight
On the way down to Newcastle for an overnight stay a dreich weather forecast had us looking around for something indoorsy to break up the journey. Scotland's National Museum of Flight is just a short drive away from the A1 between Haddington and Dunbar and provided just what we needed.
After buying our tickets we parked up next to Hangar 4 where the star attraction, Concorde, is housed. We took a quick peek in before going next door for lunch at the Aviator Cafe where a sandwich and a coffee were enjoyed amongst old posters and other flying paraphernalia. Returning to Hangar 4 we spent much more time wandering below this incredible machine before taking the walk through the cramped and utilitarian cabin.
We moved onto the commercial plane hangar where there is a delightful plethora of machines representing various eras and aspects of air travel.
The final main hangar is that containing examples of military aviation from a Supermarine Spitfire to a Harrier Jump Jet. There were also some more intriguing aircraft, including the de Havilland Sea Venom which looks like it was lifted right out of an episode of Thunderbirds.
The museum seems a little on the expensive side but seeing Concorde up close was worth the entry price alone for me.