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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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The men's turn!

My husband and I took our friends to the museum for a day out. We arrived just after 10am on the bank holiday and it was not far off closing when we left. It was very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our friends to the museum for a day out. We arrived just after 10am on the bank holiday and it was not far off closing when we left. It was very good value for money, and had a good eating area with a good menu. There was so much to see and could easily of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Time only allowed us to pay a short visit to the RAF Museum in Hendon, but we enjoyed the time we spent there - and it's great to see there's no entrance fee! It's a most impressive place, and the exhibits that we saw were extremely well laid out in an interesting and informative way. There's a huge amount of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A perfect day out on a rainy day. Kids were amazed with size of planes...can I give it 10 stars??? There is a section for kids and they loved every second of museum. For the adults who like technology and history...this is must wisit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I went with my husband and have to confess I wasn't really excited about going but this was just extraordinary. Mind blowing what heroes they all were.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is the first time i visited a museum kie this and i admit that i was impressed. Very old as well as new aircrafts. Prepare to walk a lot but it worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Truly memorable and very moving, and the planes are absolutely beautiful. This is one of the best Aircraft museums I've ever visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A hidden treasure that keeps all ages amused for hours. Good cafe with kids selection boxes. Worth the trip to Colindale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is in NW London, and due to it's size is in a suburb of London. The planes are in giant hanger shaped buildings and the cafe is themed after WW2. Very educational, and well laid out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place exudes the world of flight the beginnings of heroes the amazing story of the history of flying, it's is hard to believe the early planes even made it off the ground, bommer command is brilliant, something for everyone VC gallery has to be viewed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

if you like your aircraft and history this is a must visit destination - great range of exhibits well presented and very informative

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