Royal Air Force Museum

Museums, History Colindale Free
 (© Iain Duncan)
© Iain Duncan
 (© Royal Air Force Museum)
© Royal Air Force Museum

Attractions at the RAF Museum include 80 aircraft on display, an interactive area, a simulator ride and ‘Our Finest Hour’, a multi-media account of the Battle of Britain. In the interactive Aeronauts Gallery visitors can take a pilot aptitude test to discover whether they have the ‘right stuff’. ‘Milestones of Flight’, a permanent exhibition in the museum’s silver barrel-vaulted, stainless steel clad building, includes some of the most important RAF aircraft, along with classics from the USA, Germany, Japan and France. The museum's Historic Hangars buildings give details of early aircraft models, including information on how aircraft had to be modified to ensure they worked properly in different overseas climates and conditions. The museum will gain a new permanent exhibition in December 2014, 'First World War in the Air', telling the story of military aviation through the experiences of pilots, ground crews, factory workers and the local north London community.


Venue name: Royal Air Force Museum
Address: Grahame Park Way
Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily
Transport: Tube: Colindale, Mill Hill Broadway rail
Price: Free (a charge for parking applies: £2.50 up to 3 hrs; £3.50 3-6 hrs)
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Such an amazing museum! Especially for you AvGeeks out there.

Just a quick walk from the tube, the Royal Air Force museum consists of 2 large hangars jammed packed with aircraft from every era. It's difficult to know where to look (and what to read) because there are so many cool tidbits about the evolution of aviation.

My favourite part was the Martin-Baker chairs. Learned that they have one of the most exclusive clubs in the world -- club for people whose lives were saved by their ejection seats.

This museum is especially great to bring kids as there are many interactive parts of the exhibits. 

This museum, really does include a lot of history!! Wonderful place to look around, and the staff are very welcoming. The history of the war interests me, and I definitely learnt a lot in the 3 hours that I was there for!! Such an amazing museum!! Recommend definately

The RAF Museum is a great hit with our family of four (age range: 8-51 years old). It has something interesting for everyone - even a sophisticated art gallery for the more discerning and fantastic interactive exhibits for the children. There is a huge indoor picnic area and the museum is wonderfully child-friendly. We are extremely fortunate that many of London's great museums still offer free admission. We will definitely be back!