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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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A little piece of heaven in a busy world

Took my family to visit this place. It is BRILLIANT. The restaurant is a little expensive, but we took a pack lunch. There is plenty to do. The museum is free BUT you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Took my family to visit this place. It is BRILLIANT. The restaurant is a little expensive, but we took a pack lunch. There is plenty to do. The museum is free BUT you have to pay £4 for parking (disabled badge holders also have to pay the full amount). I would highly recommend this place it really really REALLY is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've visited here twice now, but only because of another event held in adjacent halls. Nevertheless I've had limited time to look around the museum, and, even for someone not overly fussed about aircraft, it is very interesting and there's lots to see. I really must go back for a proper leisurely visit sometime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing piece of history in the hear of London!! Its a must to visit to lear about what happened in the past which got us here today!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited today for the first time with my 4 year old and neary two year old, we all had a great day. Particularly impressed with the children's play area; there was an excellent range of different activities. We spent 4 hours there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not much has changed here in fifteen years. Car park is now pay and display with no entry before museum opening times. Children's activity area suffers from frequently broken equipment. Lots of aeroplanes, a few cars and not much else. The human activity is definitely second place. Coffee shop is average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Rainy day..went on a whim with 8 and 11 year old boys...absolutely amazed how good it was - and how much the boys enjoyed it. Considering it is free entry it is well worth a visit (car park £4). Excellent and much more extensive range - than anticipated - of aircraft in large hangers, particularly liked the WW2 displays, Lancaster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Free to enter this amazing museum. Most planes you could ever think of (that served with the RAF) are there to be seen. Would recommend attending an open cockpits night, as you get to sit or get a closer look into a selection of these legendary machines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I always recommend people to take their kids here. It is free and really hosts the most amazing collection of planes I have seen anywhere. Truly a must see for kids of all ages. I think my husband loves it most. A bit of a tube ride to get there but really a great day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I like the amount of planes here but I wanted to see a spaceship but when I asked to see one they called security. Unbelievable! I did like the cafe though - the doughnuts and sausages were da iawn. Gwil Bach x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to on the Edgware branch of the northern line, get off at Colindale and either walk (10 mins) or by bus. There is such a lot to see when you get there of aircraft right back to the twenties and right up to today. Really interesting displays and lots to see and do for all ages. There... More 

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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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