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National Museum of Flight - Civil Aviation Hanger

East Fortune Airfield, B1347, East Lothian, EH39 5LF

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The venue is located before East Fortune on the B1347 road from the A1 to North Berwick.
      The B1347 road is located between Haddington and East Linton from the A1.
    • There is a car park from the shop leading up to the middle of the site with several designated parking areas around the site.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • The bus stop is served by bus 121.
      There is a bus drop off and pick up point within the grounds of the Museum itself.
  • By Train View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located near the woods.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff.
  • Dog waste bags are available .

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is not a/are not door(s) in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is concrete.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is poor colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music/sound.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Attraction / Exhibit (Civil Aviation Hangar)

  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in pictorial, information board and television/screen format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described in person.
    • There are some exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • There may be some flash photography in this area due to visitors taking photographs.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors exit via the entrance/opening.
    • The exit is clearly signed internally.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the shop.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the shop.