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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
Fee: No
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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Plenty to see if you are into the history of the RAF. When leaving Colondale station make sure you get the 303 bus to the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see if you are into the history of the RAF. When leaving Colondale station make sure you get the 303 bus to the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I visited here on my own, it was a fairly short walk from the tube! but the tube did take a while as its quite far out! i was amazed how big the museum is!! and seeing a complete Lancaster bomber was so amazing!! you dont get a sense of how big it is untill you stand next to it!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Probably been here 20 times. The place does not lose its mystery as you can see the old biplanes and modern day aircraft, including the avionics of the day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It was a moderate walk to the museum from the tube station. it is quite doable unless it was pouring rain. it was well marked. The special exhibit of WWI planes was interesting. The museum is great for airplane enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Difficult to get to, but do-able without a car: take the Northern line to Colingate and follow the signs to the museum; a ten minute walk. The number and diversity of the airplanes on display is more than anyone can take in on one visit; but do go, even if you are a visitor to London and only have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Its really huge. My cousin took me there and we spent almost half of the day there. You need atlleast 3-4 hours for the museum. Its well maintained and definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This museum was packed full of Aircraft and bits and pieces. I've visited many aircraft museums and this one is definitely up there in my Top 5, especially in terms of quantity. One thing that let it down is that there wasn't anything to really engage visitors, the only thing I could do was walk around looking at the aircraft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

the RAF in hendon is a massive museum filled with old war planes, my two year old son and my dad whom i recently took there during a visit, absolutely loves it. My son because he can run and run and run in the hangars and my dad as he is a history buff. The food in the cafe could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There are some great aircraft here and displays showing the history of flight and the Royal Air Force. The aircraft are well laid-out and easy to view, unlike the sister museum at Cosford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you are into planes this is a great museum. I could sit here an list all the planes there and why each is special. For me it has to be the hurricanes as my grandad built one or two during the war. He took me there as a small boy in the 70's to see them. Now there are... More 

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