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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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Like walking through the battle of Britain. This is where the Spitfires flew from to battle the Germans. Fields are now museum and planes of WW2 are everywhere and well... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like walking through the battle of Britain. This is where the Spitfires flew from to battle the Germans. Fields are now museum and planes of WW2 are everywhere and well maintained. Stories and facts are displayed in English and an easy tube ride out into the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like military aircraft and especially if you live near London then this is a must go to museum, it's free to enter and has good transport links to the London. There are many exhibits to see and it is well laid out, on your way round you come to a good coffee shop and on the way out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have long wanted to visit this museum and wasn't disappointed. Great displays, good value and easy to get to. Excellent displays and a truly well presented and maintained collection. At the time many planes were in pieces for condition assessments, while signs apologised for this it actually made the visit more interesting as one could see parts of the aircraft... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you had a family member that was in the military you can see what planes they flew and what other forms of transport they had back then by going here there is a cafè which is reasonably priced and a gift shop which is great. Enjoyable visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a bit far to tavel from the city but if you like planes then this is the place for you get off a colindale then it is a bit of a walk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is not very central but we thoroughly enjoyed the displaces. It was very well done. Great historic aircraft. I appreciated the timeline in particular and was very impressed. Well worth the effort to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Educational and enjoyable many exhibits - the battle of Britain and the dam busters to name two and a guide on hand to fill in the blanks - spent a good 3 hours and would recommend one of those places to go on a rainy day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum and well worth a visit. Lots of aircraft in display, some rare (like the Lysander) and others not so rare. I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t see some of the aircraft in the Battle of Britain hall as they were undergoing maintenance – but I guess that’s the price you pay for keeping these old... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the museum today, hoping to look closely at some of the rare German Night fighters in the Battle of Britain collection. I was disappointed to find a sign indicating that some of the collection has been stripped for "structural surveys" but totally dumbfounded to find that every aircraft in the collection has been stripped. Engines off, wings off, ladders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at the museum just after opening time and we were being chased out the door at closing time - and still hadn't seen it all!!! An amazing display of varied aircraft with stories well told. We were totally absorbed. The food was good and there was no pressure on the facilities. I would however suggest that you check... More 

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