• Research & Restoration

Research & Restoration

The Museum of Flight’s fundamental goals are: to acquire and preserve a wide array of materials and artifacts relating to aviation and space history and to provide a center for the scholarly research of these materials and artifacts. The Museum holds one of the largest and most comprehensive air and space collections in the United States, containing millions of rare photographs and negatives, a world-class library, tens of thousands of artifacts, and over 150 rare aircraft and space vehicles.

Harl V Brackin Library

The Museum of Flight’s Harl V. Brackin Library is a popular and useful resource for your research.

Museum Archives

The Museum possesses millions of rare photographic prints, negatives, and slides.

The Collections

The largest items in The Museum of Flight’s collection are historically significant aircraft.


The Museum of Flight collects and preserves all types of aviation and space artifacts.


Conduct Research

We can help students, historians, researchers, teachers, and visitors with an aviation or space-related project.

Donate Your Artifacts

Help the Museum by donating your photos, videos and artifacts...


Dahlberg Aviation Research Center

Kenneth H. Dahlberg, a World War II fighter ace and member of the American Fighter Aces Association.


Our Mission

The Museum exists to serve the public and much of the Museum’s information, resources, and materials are available to anyone who is interested—including visitors, researchers, scholars, historians, Museum program participants and teachers.

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