Raf Museum Cosford
RAF Museum Cosford
Near Telford, Shropshire
This year discover our fantastic site of Cosford in Shropshire. We are free to enter and offer a great day our for all. Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary Servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today.
Our hangar displays allow you to see behind the scenes at RAF Cosford and discover what training to become qualified RAF Technicians and Engineers looks like! With a number of military units based at RAF Cosford this is your opportunity to get hands on and find out what life in the Royal Air Force is really all about. There will be displays from the Defence School of Aeronautic Engineering, No.1 Radio School, Defence School of Photography, RAF School of Physical Education and many more.
There is a huge array of aircraft and displays at Cosford. We recommend you allow four hours for a full site visit which will take in the Wartime Hangars and National Cold War Exhibition. During your visit you are welcomed on arrival in the Visitor Centre and this glass fronted building offers views over the airfield.
In Test Flight experience the research and development collection including an aircraft made from stainless steel. Here, you will find Fun 'n' Flight the hands-on interactive gallery and the Black Hawk flight simulator. Beyond Test Flight is the War in the Air collection with classics in aviation history. Photograph the world's oldest Spitfire and view rare German and Japanese aircraft.
The National Cold War Exhibition tells the story of the Cold War including social and cultural perspectives. The interactive hotspots and kiosks pick out key aspects of the era including the Space Race and Cuban Missile Crisis. Here there is time for a drink at the Refuel Citroen Van before browsing in the Souvenir Shop.
Hangar 1 is home to the transport and training collection and many engines and missiles. There is a temporary exhibition gallery and art gallery with works for sale from the Guild of Aviation Artists. We hope you enjoy your visit and that you will visit again in the not too distant future. You will also find the 1:1 scale Airfix Spitfire as featured on the James May Toy Stories series shown on BBC2, complete with a model pilot.
Depart for home approx. 17.00
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.