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“Free museum, great for running the kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford

Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford
Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
44-1902-376200
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Shifnal
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Cheshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Free museum, great for running the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great museum and one day I'll get to read the actual exhibits and take it all in rather than just chasing the kids around the planes and across the vast hangars!

Visited May 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“Good place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Give it a try, good day out indeed.
Be prepared to spend a couple of hours at least,
I will be visiting again.

Visited January 2014
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Newcastle Under Lyme
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“Brilliant day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Excellent way to spend an afternoon, very informative and interesting. I'm not an aircraft anorak, just went for something to do but can't recommend a visit to this place enough. Free to get in but there is a small charge for parking. Fab!!!!!

Visited January 2014
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

my family & I love going to RAF Cosford, its a great day out. You can take a picnic with you when the weather is warm as there are plenty of picnic areas. its worth the car park charge to go in.

Visited January 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Testament to British aero technology”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Called into this museum on the way to Shrewsbury. The car park is chargeable but the attraction is free. There are many exhibits to look at all from days when Britain ruled the air as well as the seas. There are military planes from the prototype to the finished design. The hanger which displays the “V” bombers is a testament to just how close the world was to annihilating each other and the weapons they created in doing just that. Thank god it never came to that. There are lots of interesting facts to read and wonder at. There is a WW2 section complete with both English and German planes along with memories of those brave people who fought for our freedom. The world’s first jet airliner “The comet is also an exhibit, and shows yet again how Britain was the forerunner in the world of passenger travel. It still looks as graceful on the ground as it did in the air. They have also got outside ready for conservation the only Dornier bomber. This was lifted off the channel seabed and is encased in a poly tunnel and is sprayed constantly with solution to dissolve the build up after years of lying on the seabed. There are lots to see but little ones may get bored at looking at so many planes. Tucked in the corner are a couple of the German terror weapons the V1 and V2. A great trip out which is free for a change

Visited October 2013
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