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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
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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Brilliant history of flight

This is a brilliant museum in North London. Formerly an RAF fighter station the museum is predominately under cover which makes it a great day out whatever the weather. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant museum in North London. Formerly an RAF fighter station the museum is predominately under cover which makes it a great day out whatever the weather. The exhibition is over 2 floors but there are elevators making access for families of ambulatory impaired visitors fairly easy. There are 2 cafe/restaurants (1 in the main museum and another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum does not charge an entry fee (there is a recommended 3 pound donation), and it is a treat for any military history buff. From early gliders to current fighters, it has it all. The wall showing the history of aviation, with corresponding world history events is particularly facinating, but plan on spending some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

See, when we hear someone talking about the World War II, you can't really imagine what it was like, but when you get in Royal Air Force Museum, suddenly reading and looking at the photos of the pilots you can feel something different, I asure you, going to this place will make you think about this world and what we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic resource to both the old and young. For a free museum it offers hours of entertainment and education. I have been twice now and learn something new every visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

all planes were well tended to and there was so much to see there ! although turned out later we missed some things due to the place being SO BIG

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We've become semi-regulars at the RAF Museum since our son reached toddler age. There is no soft-play area or playground that he prefers to the interactive section at the back end of the museum, which is filled with a variety of features showing how aerodynamics work, how planes fly, and even how food parcels are dropped. I've not seen a... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic museum covering many eras of flight from the early days right up to modern jet fighters . Huge selection of aircraft including lancaster , vulcan and many others . For the reviewer who had trouble getting there by train ,i would suggest driving . Less than ten minutes off the A1 , and plenty of parking . To the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A superb museum! Easy to find by car and parking prices were very reasonable (£3 for three hours, £4 for longer). There were loads of aircraft to view, including highlights such as the Lancaster, Spitfires and Vulcan. It was not too commercialised and everything was well maintained. Having visited quite a few London museums, we felt that this was one... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I visited here as I had spare time when in the area. Well worth a visit. Getting there and parking are stress free. £4 for 6 hours is good value. The collection is presented in an excellent condition easily accessible with plenty of information. It was interesting to get so close to the large collection of Luftwaffe aircraft. For me... More 

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Paignton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm a huge fan of the air force and to be able to go there again would be a real pleasure. When I first went I expected small hand crafted model planes but trust me when I say they are so much more

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