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Royal Air Force Museum

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Address: Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
Phone Number:
+44 1902 376200
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Some rare experimental British aircraft here

Great collection in the midlands biggest air museum including some very rare and interesting British prototype aircraft. This museum has a large collection including all 3 of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nick G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great collection in the midlands biggest air museum including some very rare and interesting British prototype aircraft. This museum has a large collection including all 3 of the V bombers the victor, valiant and the legendary vulcan! A great day out, most of the exhibits are indoors, excellent facilities, ample parking and free entry.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about 3hours here. Entrance is free, you only need pay for parking which cost £3. The hangers are full of fantastic looking aircraft. There are clear descriptions of each one on a board in front of each plane. Most of them also had a brief summary written in French, German and Japanese. I found it all very interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We pay one or two visits to Cosford a year, one for the air show in June and at least one more for other events or new exhibits. The museum's main focus is Cold War aircraft and some really beautiful and rare development aircraft. The displays are well laid out and if you go into detail on all them you... More 

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Plympton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In a moment of weakness offered to drive the wife up to Telford for a conference so needed to find something to do for a few hours. Very happy that I made the decision to visit. Excellent range of interesting exhibits covering a wide range of aviation history. Particularly impressed by the Vulcan. Was busy in the café as expected... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although male oriented this attraction has something that will appeal to most people. Cold War exhibits fascinating. Catering rather lacking. At 1pm on a weekday lots of food had run out. No rolls for the soup. The advertised baked goods had gone. Take a picnic there are tables outside. A good free day out. You just pay fpr parking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit if you like aircraft - and also if you don't! It is a fascinating place, wonderfully maintained, clean, modern with loads of really good exhibits. Lots of indoor things in hangers (so if it is raining it won't spoil your day) and lots outside. Lots of parking, a cafe (OK not great food,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cracking place & you don't have to be an aviation fanatic to enjoy it. Other than the car park (which isn't extortionate)/food & drinks (usual prices for this type of venue)....it's free. It's free entry! At this moment in time, when families can really struggle to find affordable destinations on miserable days with young children places like this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a disappointing visit. The museum itself is good but tired and needs investment. However as we were leaving at 4pm - when the museum closed - a museum representative told us to check at the cafe to see whether it was still OK to have some drinks. The ladies serving said yes. As we sat down having spent £16.10... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a cold winters afternoon with my wife Glenys, son Adam and granddaughter Esme ( age 3 ) It was well worth visiting. Lots to see and plenty of room to move about. Not only where there some excellent planes to look but there was also some interactive and educational activities to keep the brain active. There seemed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited RAF cosford aviation museum ,today have been to ma y air shows in the past ,but my first time seeing those beautiful flying machines actually on the ground .intersting and informative , also a cafe for food ,a kids play area and a couple of gift shops to .Free to get in £3 parking ,well Worth a visit something... More 

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