Explore a new escape room experience at the National Museum of Flights

01 August 2022
01 AUG 2022 Historical re-enactor Terence Finnegan makes final preparations for a new escape room experience the National Museum of Flight. Image © Stewart Attwood
Scotland’s only escape room on an historic airfield launches this week at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune (East Lothian).

Operation Sabotage has been developed in collaboration with young people aged 16-25 as part of the Scotland 365 project and will take place from 5-14 August 2022.

Inspired by its location on the UK’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, Operation Sabotage will transport visitors back in time to 1942.

A series of puzzles have been created inside one of the original wartime outbuildings on the former RAF base in East Fortune. In a race against the clock, teams of 4-8 people will need to decipher the identity of a mysterious saboteur and prevent a devastating attack on the local town of North Berwick.

Connecting with history

Claire Allan, Engagement Manager at National Museums Scotland, said: “I’m delighted to offer such an innovative way to connect with the remarkable history of East Fortune airfield. Thanks to the creativity of the young participants in the Scotland 365 project and the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this experience will be brought to life for new audiences.” 

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Scotland 365 as part of the £10million Kick The Dust programme which, thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players, has invested in projects throughout the UK aimed at involving young people in exploring and delivering new ideas on how to engage future generations with our shared heritage.

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Operation Sabotage 

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian EH39 5LF; tel: 0300 123 6789.

Friday 5 – Sunday 14 August 2022 (except Tuesday 9 August) 
Start times: 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30 
From £15 per person, including general admission to the museum 
Ages 14+ 

Tickets can be booked online at NMS.