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Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight © Fawcett5
Museum of Flight © Fawcett5

The Museum of Flight consists of a six-story glass and steel construction, which was the original Boeing factory and used to be one of the mainstays of Seattle's economy. It covers the entire history of flight right up to the space programme. Inside is a collection of more than 130 aircraft, including a replica of the Wright Brothers' first glider and the original Air Force One used by Eisenhower. Other acquisitions include a British Airways Concorde and NASA's Full Fuselage Trainer. Temporary exhibitions keep things interesting, while restoration work on various aircraft is constantly ongoing at the museum, with 2 to 4 new acquisitions every year and about twelve aircraft being worked on at any one time.

Address: 4097, 9404 East Marginal Way South

Website: www.museumofflight.org

Telephone: (206) 764 5700

Opening times: Daily 10am-5pm; open until 9pm the first Thursday of every month. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission: $25 adults, $17 children 5-17. Other concessions available. Online discounts available.