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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Terry Godbert

This is a great museum to visit. Unfortunately they won't let you fly any of the aircraft. My wife and I spent all day here and it still wasn't enough.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Terry G
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great museum to visit. Unfortunately they won't let you fly any of the aircraft. My wife and I spent all day here and it still wasn't enough.

Thank Terry G
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With just the car park to pay for this museum is man amazing place to visit. Very well laid out and with good notices about each aircraft on display. Lots to interest adults and children - our daughter thought it was 'very exciting'. We will be back, to spend more than just one and a half hours, when we next... More 

Thank Christine C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't live far from RAF Cosford and have been there many times. The collection of war time planes and history intrigues me every time. The exhibitions are well presented and easy to follow. Quite a few interactive areas so even people who don't enjoy looking and reading will have something to do. Great way to make the afternoon fly... More 

Thank Shadman A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my colleague to visit RAF Cosford Museum last Wednesday 4th and he agreed with me that it is a most enjoyable visit, and the only reason I have not given a five review is because unlike Duxford and Hendon there is no aircraft that you can enter inside (I feel sure there is some that they could...Nimrod, Britannia,... More 

Thank busterSolihull
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum, full of interesting information, and easy to read and understand. Good display of aircraft, and easy to get around. Lots to see and interactive models to play with. It is spotlessly clean and airy, with a nice well stocked cafe. If you enjoy aircraft, or the RAF it is well worth a visit, and took about 4 hours.... More 

Thank Caravanshaz
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as a mixed group of adults and children. Great exhibition for those interested in planes, military and history but also interactive exhibits for the kids. Café facilities available. Admission is free, with suggested donation of £3. Pay for car park, 4D cinema and simulator. Overall a good few hours, with most finding something of interest.

Thank 19lel68
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old twins to run off some steam. There was a scavenger hunt to find Percy that they really got into. The first exhibit has tons of interactive, educational activities for kids and the opportunity to sit in a military plane. Entrance into the museum is FREE. Yes, you heard me right - FREE. For an... More 

Thank Heather D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with work colleagues. There is plenty to see if you are interested in aviation and the raf. They have interactive parts with kids would love and lots of interesting facts about a variety of military aircraft and associated equipment.

Thank Fiona B
Calne, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this museum many times over the last 40 years & have seen it grow from relatively humble beginnings to the massive experience it is now/ Most of the exhibits are housed in hangar sized buildings. Many of the exhibits are unique, one off, examples of what was made by, mainly, the British aircraft industry. The stars of... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We enjoyed a recent visit to this interesting museum . Excellent displays of aircraft spanning many years interesting section for young children and my grandsons enjoyed the 2 rides which you pay for . Only criticism was the airforce base model was too high for my grandsons and they are quite heavy to lift maybe a small Ramp or viewing... More 

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