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Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great day out.

We visited for the afternoon - I’m not that ‘into’ planes etc, but my partner is. I found it really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Natasha D
Leicester, United Kingdom
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100% worth a visit! Very impressed

First off this place is free which is amazing! There are four massive hangers full of planes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harriet H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Shropshire and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. Housed in wartime hangars and in the National Cold War Exhibition, there is a huge display of aircraft and exhibits to explore.
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Lysander Avenue | Shifnal, Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
+44 1902 376200
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All reviews cold war free entry all ages interactive displays on display car park parking charge small charge well worth a visit three hours world war v bombers few hours rainy day great place to visit whole family red arrows
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a random good few hrs around the museum free entry too...all you do is pay £3.00 for a 3 hr stay on carpark...plenty to see, stuff for kids to do too if you have little ones..well worth a visit there’s a small cafe&gift shop...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for the afternoon - I’m not that ‘into’ planes etc, but my partner is. I found it really interesting - and as there is only a small charge for parking - excellent value for money. My partner was really engaged in the exhibitions...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First off this place is free which is amazing! There are four massive hangers full of planes, helicopters, rockets, engines and misiles. There is so much to do and see, lots of displays and information boards and a exhibition on the cold war as well...More

Thank Harriet H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an extensive museum covering a number of buildings. There are many full size planes on show. Entrance is free, you only have to pay £3 for parking. this makes it a really economical day out for those with children.

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cosford is a excellent museum but could do with another hanger to spread aircraft better that said the aircraft on display epitomizes every thing that was great about this country in aviation,and it's free ok car park charge but at £4.00 wherelse could you have...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my visit here. There is a parking charge but no entry fee. The museum is packed with lots of different aircraft, associated items, vehicles and more. So much information on all the exhibits. Different hangars spanning different time periods. Great to see so...More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended for the Flight Sim Show 2018 which was hosted by the venue. Was pleasantly surprised when I had a look around at the size and impressive displays. The aircraft here a well presented and not cluttered. Very good and will return

Thank MrReam1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in late in the afternoon for a pit-stop drink and to stretch my legs in the middle of a long car journey. Unfortunately, it was a little late in the day and the cafe had just closed - they couldn't offer me a hot...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family on a lovely Thursday morning. Plenty of paid parking. Entry was free. Kids had a great time seeing all the planes from different decades. I was in awe myself seeing these machines and reading up on the history. There is a...More

Thank Wan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this museum is spot on. Easy to find, lots of parking (which you pay for, however is so reasonable, especially as entrance to the museum is FREE). There is a nice cafe (lovely coffee); I took friends from the USA and they were...More

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karen c, Public Relations Manager at Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting Cosford, we were pleased to read your kind feedback and we hope you will return again in the not too distant future. Regards RAF Museum

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Caroline S
September 7, 2018|
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Response from THEL0bmeister | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know but I wouldn't have thought it suitable unless it's an assistance dog as mostly this is an indoors busy at times museum
neil r
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
The site is all on one level except in the Cold War museum building where there is a lift. The disabled car parking spaces are very close to the entrance. £3 for 3 hours £4 for all day parking
Dave H
June 22, 2018|
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Response from MrsRGH | Reviewed this property |
We were more than delighted with this being a free museum and cheap parking - excellent place to visit for all ages and abilities! I didnt see any wheelchairs available but the museum is on the whole wheelchair friendly