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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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This is a great museum, tucked away in Hendon, with plenty for adults and kids alike. The exhibits are excellent - a complete history of aviation in themselves - and the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum, tucked away in Hendon, with plenty for adults and kids alike. The exhibits are excellent - a complete history of aviation in themselves - and the museum has added attractions like an activity section for kids from about three upwards and some simulator/3D film attractions. We go often - my grandchildren are no 12 and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

There is so much too see here with hall after hall of historical aircraft and relics that one runs the danger of encountering museum fatigue(!).

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums in London for taking children to and a must for adults also. It has been a few years since I have been so I must go back soon

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There are many various planes housed here, which is often neat but sometimes repetitive / overwhelming. Learned a little bit of interesting history, but would've liked more.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

original visited to view a show which was based inside. But it took my breath away. This is great for the children and adults lots to do and see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Simulators don't work half the times. The staff (rarely seen) are tierd and uninterested (mainly because they are elderly and finding it hard to execute the given job).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great day out seeing such a variety of aircraft and the factory areas detailing the history of some of the manufacturing of aircraft at Hendon

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great free entry museum in north London. It tells the story of the RAF through its planes, people and operations. It tells it as it is with no fudging the mistakes, disasters and cock ups.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have visited this Museum a number of times during my visits to London. +Huge collection of aircraft and an over whelming amount of information, a must visit for any historian and airplane enthusiast. -distance from the main city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great aviation history but when we visited the simulators were broken and we missed the last 4-D showing. So really the museum gets 4stars and the travelers get 3. Call in advance since you're going all the way out to Camden.

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Additional Information about The Royal Air Force Museum London

Address: Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8205 2266
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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