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The Royal Air Force Museum London

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Address: Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
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+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
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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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My husband just loves planes and he really enjoyed the visit there, it takes around 40-50min to get there from the center but a least the entrance is free. a great place to visit... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband just loves planes and he really enjoyed the visit there, it takes around 40-50min to get there from the center but a least the entrance is free. a great place to visit with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a brilliant museum. A fantastic array of aircraft from all eras of flight, and includes all the greatest hits such as the Vulcan, Lightning, Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire etc etc. Well worth the visit, and it's amazing that it's free - do consider throwing a few quid into the collection box.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You are interested in aviation, military aviation, the latest combat machines, the cloth-wire-wood flyers, early aviation, the latest technology, history, the battle of Britain, the dam-busters, ingenuity and the like. Its here, take your time - 4, 40 or 2 X 40 - you will indulge your passion or learn very many old and new news.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd say Hendon ties with Duxford for top spot on the British air museum list, while not as big as Duxford Hendons collection is second to none! I must have been here 15 to 20 times, i always call in when im in the area. It houses a fantastic collection of aircraft including some rare examples of second world war... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Three visits with my 3 year old sofar. A great collection of planes and helicopters, learn something about the history of aviation and RAF in particular and plenty of space for kids to run around and discover new things. There is an area with equipment for kids to learn about the principles of flight, though quite a few of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful place for the family. Lots for kids to do and would entertain from age 1 up. My 2 year old loves it here, and I love that there is space to run around inside. The experiment area is brilliant with lots of interactive stuff. A great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are an aircraft or military history buff this is a must see museum, and its free, ( although it is good to donate a few bob to keep it free).......loads of historic aircraft on display and there are docents around who give talks on various aircraft in the collection which are very informative....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For an aircraft buff a not to be missed experience. Well displayed aircraft from all eras. Easy walk from Colindale Station.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed to find so much closed off and everything squashed in together. The lack of car parking wasn't advertised either so along with everyone else found ourselves searching for somewhere to park! Luckily being a disabled badge holder this was a lot easier for us than many others - there was no provision on site for badge holders either!!... More 

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RAFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Air Force Museum London, responded to this review

Dear Isla D, Thank you for your review the comments of which we have taken on board. For over a year now, we have been reporting on our website about the various changes that will be happening at our London site as part of the Museum's RAF Centenary 2018 Transformation Programme. These changes can be found in the London News... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over 3 hours here on a grey, snowy day in February half term. We visited the Historic Hangar and the Milestones of Flight but unfortnately the Battle of Britain hangar was closed due to refurbishment for the RAF centenary in 2018 (will definitely be back for that!). I suspect that a whole day is needed to see all... More 

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