Royal Airforce museum
Britains only National Museum dedicated solely to Aviation, the Royal Air Force Museum is a wonderful visitor experience for all ages. Not a dry and dusty collection of remote objects, visitors come face to face with carefully preserved aircraft and fascinating displays and exhibitions.
Visitors are encouraged to experiment with interactive exhibits in our fun ˜fight Gallery. An upper floor allows you to overlook the entire Main Aircraft Hall in all its glory and specially constructed platforms enable you to get up close to the aircraft.
The Museum is situated on the site of the original London Aerodrome, used for the great Hendon Airshows between the two World Wards. Three mammoth buildings contain over 70 aircraft, artefacts, aviation memorabilia and photographs covering the history of aviation from early balloon flights to the latest jet fighters.
You can enjoy a thrilling ride with the Red Arrows in our flight simulator or experience the sound and light show Our Finest Hour bringing to life the reality of the Battle of Britain. There is even a chance to sit in a real cockpit, the jet Provost or walk through the might Sunderland Flying Boat.
Facilities include an extensive gift shop, licensed family restaurant, cafe and outdoor picnic area, baby changing room and full disabled access.
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
General information line 020 8205 2266
Recorded 24 hour information line 020 8358 4964
Please call group bookings on 020 8358 4849 for details of specialist tours, birthday parties or lunch packages.
The Museum also offers education activities and research facilities.
RAF MUSEUM HENDON
Graham Park Way
London NW9 5LL
Also RAF COSFORDInformation
10am - 5pm [last admission 4pm]
Applies November - February
10am - 6pm [last admission 5pm]Applies March - October
A car parking charge is payable.
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
T: 01902 376 200