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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 #13 of 852 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Paid to have my family taken on a tour, which was definitely worth it. I mentioned my father had been in the air force and aeroplanes from his time as an apprentice were incorporated into the tour which was very interesting for him and us. Easy to get to as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

RAF Hendon was a working airfield, but now houses a large collection of aircraft from every conflict! A great battle of Britten desplay, ww1, ww2 and onwards to the jet age. There are a few very poignant desplays of crash and salvaged aircract. This museum is free,,, and can take1 to 2 hrs to cover,,, you just have to pay... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I felt bored and didn't quite know what to do at the time but a friend recommended the RAF. Naturally I have developed myself to be a vehicle enthusiast and I never imagined I would like the sight of war planes and a bit of information about them but I was amazed at the experience. Really good museum if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My mum, uncles and aunts as well as myself visited the RAF Museum to specifically examine the Leigh Light exhibit that my Great Uncle used and instructed RAF air crews to use in Scotland's North during Second World War. We also had a significant interest in the Lancaster Bomber and Liberator aircraft exhibits. Of course, there is a massive number... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Another wonderful visit to the museum with friends. Each time we've been we've discovered things we haven't seen there before. Each time we've spent about 3 hours or so, so will have a few more visits before we've seen it all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

For aeroplane enthusiasts, this is a must. Three large hangars full of aircraft and displays. Just a shame so many of the interactive displays seemed to be out of order.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Superb displays. Friendly helpful staff. Easily, the best aircraft museum I have ever seen. Despite it being the last Sunday of the school half term holidays, the museum did not feel crowded. Even the cafe and restaurant ,which was crowded at lunchtime, coped well so many visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were researching as part of an MA History module and made an appointment to visit the Department of Research & Information Services. The welcome and directions were exemplary and the assistance and support offered truly exceptional. For anyone researching any aspects of Air Force history, make an appointment to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great family day out or even by yourself....something for everyone. Amazing exhibits and displays, not been to a better aircraft museum yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The big problem with Air Force museums is that they’re full of big, awkward-shaped objects that require a lot of space to be displayed. This space doesn’t come cheap, so they’re not usually located in the high-rent districts that tourists tend to hang around. The RAF Museum is no exception, being located outside of central London, but not so far... More

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