Celebrate Insect Week 2024 with family friendly activities at the National Museum of Flight. 

Inspired by the work of Scottish entomologist and a moth collector Alice Blanche Balfour, we’re celebrating the moths and women of entomology (the study of insects).

Join entomologist Katty Baird at 09:00 for an early morning walk around East Fortune Airfield to discover what we’ve caught in our overnight moth traps.

From 10:00–12:00, make your own moth trap or paper insect inspired by the moths you find. Or take inspiration from the collection of Alice Blanche Balfour who collected moths here in East Lothian over 100 years ago. What can we learn from the moths Alice caught then and the ones we catch today?

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National Museums Scotland


Free with museum admission.

Moth Hunters

National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield
East Lothian
Scotland, UK
EH39 5LF
United Kingdom


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

The site is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge.   
The hangars have ramped access, however, due to the historic nature of our collection, Concorde is not accessible to everyone.  
Adapted toilets are available.
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 
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Ashley Mackenzie-White
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