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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
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

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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Visit this Museum if you are passionate about history of aircrafts!

I visited this museum at the end of my trip to the UK. It is a bit far from London, and transportation could be tricky sometimes. The best way to reach this museum is to take a... read more

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After visiting the Imperial war museum a few years ago I thought it was a good idea to come to this quite remote area in London to see more of the Royal Navy in it's own museum. To be honest, I expected more ! Probably it's because the museum is under reconstruction, of which nothing is mentioned on their website... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this museum at the end of my trip to the UK. It is a bit far from London, and transportation could be tricky sometimes. The best way to reach this museum is to take a train from Camden (Northern line to Colindale, from Camden Town or Leicester Square or Kings Cross Tube stations). The entrance tot he Museum... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As expected very military and sponsored by a national lottery. A lot of work going on so some of exhibits were out of bounds.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it's hidden away, the satnav and then the street signs got us to the most amazing museum. Where else can you walk amongst and touch what to most of us are usually a little dot in the sky. The history was breathtaking, a snapshot of our parents/grandparents technology and looking into the nuts, bolts and wires of the machinery... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second visit. Good for all ages. Our grandson who is 4 is very interested in the Spitfire having heard so much about it from his grandad. You pay for parking but once inside museum it is free - but you can leave a donation. There are lots of planes to see, a shop to buy a souvenir... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my 5yr old daughter and she really enjoyed looking at all the planes. The staff were really friendly. We stopped in the cafe for a break whilst my partner sat in the Spitfire! Lovely family day out.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very impressive museum with real pieces from the 20th Century. Lovely to visit to whom have passion for flights!

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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I really enjoyed my visit here. Even though they are doing a large construction project outside, most of the display's were open.

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Location of museum is about 15-20 mins walk from underground. Museum was very interesting and informative, especially for young children. Lots of ideas for a project!!!

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This is a amazing place to spend a day. What is really impressive is the collection of WW2 German aircraft, especially the Stuka Dive Bomber, one of only 2/3 that survived the war

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