Museum unveils its spooky side

Robert Tuckey (8) from Edinburgh admires some specially carved Halloween pumpkins at the National Museum of Flight, created to highlight the attraction's Air and Scare weekend
Robert Tuckey (8) from Edinburgh admires some specially carved Halloween pumpkins at the National Museum of Flight, created to highlight the attraction's Air and Scare weekend

The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune near Edinburgh has revealed a line-up of spooky goings-on for families this Halloween at the attraction’s Air and Scare this weekend.

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, the event includes a ‘Ghostly Land Train’ featuring tales of eerie events at the former wartime airfield, scary Halloween tales in the Museum’s atmospheric hangars as well as a giant spider hunt, horrible hoopla and other games and a scary make-and-take craft workshop.

There will also be the chance to do a special ‘Time Warp’ dance and enter a Halloween photography competition.

The Museum café will serve pumpkin soup, witches broth and other tasty seasonal treats.

Strange sightings and things that go bump in the night have often featured at the National Museum of Flight with numerous staff reporting unexplained incidents including moving aircraft controls, dark shadows, mysterious taps on the shoulder, sightings of figures in aircraft uniforms and the unexplained sound of footsteps.

Grant MacKenzie, general manager, National Museum of Flight said: “With its mix of wartime history and giant aircraft hangars this is an extremely atmospheric site we have here.

“When combined with tales of unexplained happenings and the special fun and games laid on for this event, our Museum makes the perfect place for a Halloween visit.”