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The Royal Air Force Museum London

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Address: Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8205 2266
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale...
If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale and navigate your way through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flight to the latest Eurofighter? This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft, aviation and wartime memorabilia offers a fun day out for all the family. Don't forget to visit our awe inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain. Better yet admission to the museum is free of charge. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
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My 4 year old son wanted to know everything about all the aitcraft at the museum.

Great place to keep kids entertained for 's few hours. £3 for the car park otherwise no other cost except for flight simulators...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to keep kids entertained for 's few hours. £3 for the car park otherwise no other cost except for flight simulators...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I last visited this museum a long time ago even thought it is local to me. I went with my 9 yr old son and my friend and her 10 year old daughter. I had forgotten how interesting this museum actually is. The kids had a fantastic time. We went on a sunny day and it was nearly empty! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Learn about the evolution and history of aviation from the first balloon flight to the latest modern day jets and military aircrafts. View over 100 aircrafts and war memorabilia, and watch a 3D show that takes you back to the Battle of Britain. Kids can go to the interactive gallery, Aeronauts, and learn about flight through the various games and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the RAF Museum with my girlfriend as I have a massive interest in aviation, and we also visited the Imperial War Museum so that our trip to London would be worth it. Although there are many interesting and exciting exhibits in the RAF Museum in London, I would not recommend that you go to London for the sole purpose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been to this Museum about 5-6 times and every time, we learn more. It is very educative and inspiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been many times since I was a kid and today I went with my 8 and 4 year old on a very rainy day. The car park was full to bursting but we found a space. Once inside there was still lots of space to wonder around and see the incredible history, technology and stories of heroic people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and son were interested in the planes and engineering and there were lots for them to see. For me it was about the people. From the very first pioneer pilots to the foundation of the RAF, the first world war in the air, the ace pilots and all those form the many nations who gave their lives. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Timeless classic worth revisiting again and again. I have visited this numerous times over the years and brought some kids along for first time. They loved the way it was set up for them to enjoy and see some of the basics of flight but more importantly were impressed by the sheer range of aircraft on show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you're a WWII or aviation buff, this is a must see! Awesome collection of aircraft, plus some very interesting exhibits. Everything from WWI biplanes to an F-22. Planes are in beautiful shape (except for the recovered wrecks which are still awesome to see) and aren't just British -- many American and German planes too. Too much to list here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After hearing friends rave about this museum for years finally visited one very wet school holiday. So much fun! Kids loved it - informative and lots of space to visit the well thought through exhibits. Enjoyed a nice lunch in one of their restaurants / cafes. Definitely worth a visit!

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