We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Royal Air Force Museum London

#27 of 1,295 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8205 2266
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$77*
and up
London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,995 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1450
    Excellent
  • 450
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
nice very nice

its nice to see so many plains at the same place specially the fighter plains. food canteen is a bit expensive but still worth to visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
nick m
,
Greater London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in London

Add Photo Write a Review

1,995 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

its nice to see so many plains at the same place specially the fighter plains. food canteen is a bit expensive but still worth to visit

Helpful?
Thank nick m
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was really pleasantly surprised but the scale and quality of the exhibits at the RAF Museum. They cover all ages of aircraft, with many international as well as RAF planes. The shop and Cafes were pretty decent too and because its free you don't mind the prices too much! We had a thoroughly good day out and will go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Simon B
London
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with 2 young children, who I thought might be bored after 30 minutes, but we stayed 2 hours. The sheer size of some of the planes was amazing, and there was plenty of things for them to look at and space to run around. The children's area was also a great success.

Helpful?
Thank ashiraboppa
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum for flying and history buffs. Great planes some of which can be accessed, very helpful and informative staff. Some of the upper rooms are a little dowdy in comparison to the main hanger with all the planes. Easy to find with lots of parking.

Helpful?
Thank antoniamariapaola
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very interesting museum to visit, it was bigger than we thought. The information on each exhibit is well worth taking the trouble to read, and everything is laid out very well .This is family friendly museum and we found children taking an interest in most things.

Helpful?
Thank john l
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a large an beautiful museum that traces the history of the aviation with interactive exhibits. Free entry ( but with a box for donation) and many classic planes and fun stuff to see. You an also see a great battle of Britain display. It's great place to visit and meet people, good to spend rainy or winter days. It's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carla P
Burnham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came with a friend and his two sons who where 8 and 12. I came here as a kid as its bigger and better. There was a quiz for the kids which they loved and we spent the day enjoying the place. Coffee shop served a great Victoria Sponge cake when we where there. Just loved the day.

Helpful?
Thank Normthefisherman
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loads of great historical airplanes and helicopters to look at. Kids seemed to love the interactive area. Fab way to spend several hours on a wet February day and all for free too!

Helpful?
Thank Scott5570
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great day out for all the family, lots to do and see, very interesting day , well put together and plenty of time to take it all in, ,best to take your own food as a tad expensive

Helpful?
Thank StephenSmith198
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great museum and so well worth a visit. I have been going almost since it was first founded and I'm a woman with little interest in military history - but I love the place. It's especially bliss for little and big boys though - as well as girls of all ages who can really exercise all their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anna P

Travelers who viewed The Royal Air Force Museum London also viewed

 

Been to The Royal Air Force Museum London? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Royal Air Force Museum London and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Stone, United Kingdom
Seville, Spain
6 months ago
Barnet, United Kingdom
8 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from The Royal Air Force Museum London staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?