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The Royal Air Force Museum London

Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
+44 20 8205 2266
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Ranked #32 of 1,137 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic museum. So well set out, and everything explained. It was good to see school trips there. This is a free to enter museum, and deserves every donation left. The only negative for us was that there was not a replica of a Red Arrow. This is a must - see museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really a superior museum of aeronautics. I was with my son and we love airplane. As soon as you arrive and you see so close the dream you ever had Bf 109 .. P51 ..Salamander.. Avro Vulkan etc. etc. you need a while to recollect yourself and think rationally. Services are very good and descriptions are detail. Almost all airplane... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

What an experience an amazing place with a huge collection of aircrafts. A massive place you start your tour from one place to another and you think! What? More aircrafts how they have all this collection amazing and very beutifull aircrafts and the 4 cd theatre experience is wonderfull. It is a bit of a journey from where I live... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband is the aeroplane enthusiast and loves visiting hendon. Lots of planes from the past.free entry. About an hour on the tube and a short walk to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was our main tourist attraction this time. The museum is simply put excellent for those interested in legendary war planes and the history of Battle of Britain (WW2). Strongly recommended for at least fathers & sons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A bit of a journey from Victoria Station, but on an early Saturday morning it was quite peaceful and I am glad I made the trip. There are a number of hangers to visit and sub-sections in a few. The first is the Milestones of Flight and this is where the fascinating begins, with the various flying machines from kites... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Royal Air Force Museum London - what's that? This is The Royal Air Force Museum Hendon. This is, I think the worlds premier aircraft museum. I don't think there is such a diverse collection of military aircraft in the world. It is presently free to enter the museum. The museum was buzzing with visitors - a good thing, but make... More

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I visited this museum when I was a young girl with My Aunte , I ve alway loved history so it was amazing to go back . To look at this insight in to the past is unreal Over all the collection of planes is simply worth a look , get your children involved and interested . The museum is... More

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Girona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Royal Air Force Museum (London) has over 200 military aircraft on display in huge carpeted halls. I've been twice and on both occasions the aircraft were spotless (maybe TOO spotless for old military aircraft !), the carpets looked freshly shampooed, the toilets immaculate...unbelievable in a museum for which you had to pay, but admission is FREE. My only complaint... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Over all the collection of planes is simply outstanding. Acces to the museum is good and entrance is free, easy to visit some parts need a bit of update but is a must for an enthusiast. Never really understood why the major museums are divided in two sites, only political and economic reasons can justify that half of the collection... More

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