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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
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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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We visit this museum about every other year and it is always of interest - there is a superb collection of planes, lots of war memorabilia and an excellent display portraying life... read more

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Luton Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit this museum about every other year and it is always of interest - there is a superb collection of planes, lots of war memorabilia and an excellent display portraying life during WW2. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not normally into this type of exhibition but was realy impressed, cafe served really nice food. Noticed the,5 * hygiene but the ambience was poor screaming kids in poor acoustics, grating. The rest was fabulous. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent museum. A lot of planes that can be explored. Modern approach to presenting the exhibits. And it's for free. Worth to visit.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grand children both boys 7 and 10 years old, they had a great time in fact they did not want to leave, it's about a 15 walk from the underground station,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous collection of planes/helicopters.Well laid-out and with great information.Sections on early flight and the blitz of particular interest.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well laid out and maintained museum with some incredible exhibits. If you have even a passing interest in aviation and or the history of the RAF it is well worth a visait

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m a plane kinda guy. Loved them when I was a little kid, built models, built ones that flew, etc. So whenever there’s an aviation museum nearby I go. I found this one online while researching our trip to London and saw it was an easy train ride on the Underground. It’s about a half mile from the train station... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of aircraft including Typhoon, Lightning, Phantom and Vulcan. You can get up close to various motors like the RR Merlin or the RR Pegasus from the Harrier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to go here for our teenage son, who was not with us. Here one learns about Wellington and the first World War. Again, I learned things I had no idea about. We thought we'd only be there 2-3 hours...we were there from open to close, almost 8 hours! It was absolutely fascinating!! The only thing is the location.... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a great few hours here but you could spend all day. Well worth a visit, the exhibits are well laid out and very interesting ..and it's free. Amazing craft on display wherever you look. Only downer was the jobsworth chap at the entrance cabin to the car park. We arrived less than ten minutes before opening time of 1000... More 

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