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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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excellent place to visit

excellent place to visit our beaver ,cubs ,and scout loved it too much to see in one day we managed 2 thirds of it before we had to leave ..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent place to visit our beaver ,cubs ,and scout loved it too much to see in one day we managed 2 thirds of it before we had to leave ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was over in London visiting my sister with my grandson, and we took him and her grandson to visit the RAF Museum in Hendon. It is a great day out especially for young children who have an interest in aeroplanes etc. We spent almost 3 hours there but if we had more time you could be there much longer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free entry, only pay a few pounds if you drive and park. Really good if you need to entertain a bunch of kids on a rainy day. I'm sure people who are aviation buffs are gaga for this place, but it's also cool for the novice. Really huge spaces, plenty to see and fun interactive things for kids. Adults have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It great, I live in Mill Hill, so just 5 minutes away. I took my father on his 90th birthday there ( he had never been ) and as he was in the RAF in WWII, he though it was wonderful. At the other end of the scale I have been taking my grandson their since he could walk/run, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is fairly large, lots to see and a wealth of information available. Its split over 4 separate areas and you will need approximately 4-5 hours to see everything. The kids loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anyone remotely interested in military aviation will have a great day out here. It will probably take you a good 4/5 hours to see most of the exhibits. Its not in the central London tourist hotspots but it is not difficult to find and get to using public transport. It mainly covers the history of the RAF but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The RAF Museum is a fantastic place to visit and be totally captured by all the history of wartime aviation .. I have visited several times over the years and being a ' old boy ' myself I find something new and intriguing every time I go .. There is just so much to see at Hendon .. Don't forget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been for many years and on a 'What shall we do on a wet Sunday?', decided to pay a visit. Parking is £3.00 but that's all you pay. There are so many aircraft spread over 3 halls. I particularly liked the WWII displays. A really interesting 3 hours spent, ending with delicious Victoria Sponge in the café.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic museum and not just for aviation fans. Brilliant displays of aircraft, including one that you can go inside and explore. Currently showing an exhibition First World War In The Air Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great museum displays, aircraft from all ages I particularly liked the aircraft from the 1950s and 1960s when British military aircraft were as good as or better than anywhere worldwide, the fact that I worked on some of these during service in the RAF made the trip even better, there were aircraft from other countries too, notably some rare German... More 

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