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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 #33 of 1,119 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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting if you are fan of plans or kids who are 5+ Pl note: 1. 4D experience is not worth paying £4 and so do the flight simulator is average. But rest of the set-up is good and worth. Dhananjay

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Just returned fron a very interesting day out at hendon. It was free to entre and only £4 to park, you could take at much time viewing the exhibits, the film show about the Battle of Britain was very well done. Plenty of places to sit when tired nice cafe for refreshments and never far away from the loos. If... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was like a pilgrimage for me and it didn't let me down. All the planes in dreamt about where here. I didn't know what to look at first. The volunteers are helpful, if a little opinionated. You will need at least 4 hours to do justice to this mecca

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Not impressed but good for families with kids. If you like planes you'll like it. Not as extensive as the smithsonian in DC.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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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