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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 #31 of 1,108 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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We took the train out to Colindale to this museum and boy is it big! There are thousands of aircraft to veiw. Highlights for me include a movie on Operation Chastise - bombing attacks on dams of the Ruhr River in WWII and a 4D movie of a bombing a raid in a Lancaster bomber and a simulation of a... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped here enroute to Duxford Air Show as travelled up from Cornwall. Very reasonable car parking price, nice to see some motorbikes there too. So much to see. Very well set out and friendly helpful staff/volunteers. Vulcan just tucked into the corner and what can I say about the Lancaster....Wow. Variety of aircraft with good information. Nice cafe in the... More

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Alness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Whilst on holiday at my sons I took my 9 year old Grand-Daughter to visit the RAF Museum at Hendon, as I wanted to show her one of the RAF Launches that I'd once served on whilst I was in the RAF. Not only did she get to see Granddad's boat but also the many other exhibits that she now... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It takes a bit of travelling to get to Colindale but worth the trip. This museum is an honour and a privilege to visit. The setting, the displays, the architecture to house the planes all pay tribute to the RAF. We spent 4 hours and even had our lunch "under the helicopters". Overwhelming, awe inspiring and needs to be seen!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was a real surprise. I went with some friends on a coach trip and although I do not have a passion for planes I was completely won over by this museum. Comfortable and well laid out. There's lots to see and do and it's a real treat seeing these amazing and beautiful aircraft. If you travel by car you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Took my three children here - and absolutely loved it. The planes are fantastic (my son's favourite was the huge Vulcan Bomber) and the atmosphere relaxed and unrushed. We went on a Sunday where they had a special "Battle of Britain" orchestra playing - and to walk around the Lancaster Bomber whilst they played WW2 era music was very special.... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I recently had a great time here with two of my children, there is a great selection of aircraft, probably WW2 and post WW2 would be the main focus, but there are later and earlier airframes on display. Plus a few rotary wing. They also have a Short Sunderland flying boat, which is worth a visit in its own right,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's walking distance from colindale station. Its great if you loves planes and the war history. If you go by car, parking is not free. It will take you minimum of 2hours to just see all the planes and take pics. If you stand to read all the info on the walls and display you could easily take half a... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a fantastic aviation museum. One could spend a whole day there. Be sure to buy a memento at the gift shop. I'm having coffee in my Spitfire coffee cup right now. We took the tube out to the Colindale station and walked about 15 minutes through a nice neighborhood to get there.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

More to see and do than I had expected for a free to enter venue (very reasonable car parking charges) Food in the main restaurant was reasonably priced and good quality. Needed at least 3 hours to get around and see everything. Well worth a visit.

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