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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

If you're searching for something different why not take off to...

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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A perfect way to spend a wintery Sunday

We went very briefly to Hendon to see the Vulcan fly over on one its last journeys and it was a big surprise to us. On that day the venue was over-run with visitors with no extra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went very briefly to Hendon to see the Vulcan fly over on one its last journeys and it was a big surprise to us. On that day the venue was over-run with visitors with no extra staff or planning such that we very nearly missed the fly over whilst they decided if we could park on vacant land outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this place on a number of occasions as my Son has grown up. Great for exploring planes and history of WW2. Fully recommend a visit. Tourists love this place. Free also to get in. Need a car to access I suggest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1st time visit. Dad in RAF so extra interest. Fascinating to see all types of planes. Very interesting place. Gets very busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to see at this wonderful museum. We visited for the second time recently as we didn't manage to take it all in the first time. We enjoy every minute; just seeing the aircraft so close and looking at every detail and learning about the history and people involved, the early Royal Flying Corps days etc, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I made my visit on a rainy cold November day. Having walked the few hundred meters from Colindale tube station on the Northern Line the first sight is of an impressive modern hangar emblazoned with the RAF symbol. The entrance to the start of the tour is behind the replicas of Hurricane and Spitfires. Each building in the four building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the raf museum. First visit in early 90s and always remember the huge vulcan bomber. As a glaswegian we have no museums of this scale. In fact this place possibly has more aircraft than prestwicks ever seen Free and an asset to north londob. A must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to go to the museum with a class of year 5 children. We had a fantastic day, the staff were wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable and I'd love to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great way to spend several hours, aircraft, history, stories of interest and a good shop and café all make for a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty to see and do here and if you are interested in History and Aircraft then this is the place to see both!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really rather impressed with the number of aircraft on show and you do get up close to most of them. The information boards for each plane provide a good level of detail and for kids they had activity sheets for different age groups. Would definitely like to return and spend more time in the museum.

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