In an effort to be cautious amid COVID-19 and in compliance with orders issued by our state government, the Dahlberg Research Center & Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library are closed until further notice. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with reference inquiries at this time. We are also not accepting artifact donations in-person or by mail. However, we encourage you to continue to submit your research inquiries using the form on our site during the closure and we will respond as soon as we are able. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.
In addition to aircraft, The Museum of Flight collects and preserves all types of aviation and space artifacts. Some of these are on exhibit, while many more are stored, awaiting research, loan, or future display. All artifacts are carefully indexed, photographed, and stored.
The Museum of Flight contains over 25,000 artifacts, including engines, models, flags, military and airline crew uniforms, medals and pins, sculptures, airline in-flight service items, aircraft parts, instruments and gear, and a wide assortment of personal memorabilia. While many of these items are not currently on display, artifacts are often featured on the Collections Department’s Instagram account, TMOFCollections, or on our digital repository, The Museum of Flight: Digital Collections.