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Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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A really stunning display of aircraft

The quality of the exhibits (and their display - with many suspended from the roof of the new... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Awesome aviation museum

Visited as a birthday treat for the first time in about 7 years. Not surprisingly, there had been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
+44 1902 376200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The quality of the exhibits (and their display - with many suspended from the roof of the new hangar) is fantastic and surpassed my expectation. There is a very broad catalogue of exhibits from WW1 through the 2nd World War to the modern era. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited as a birthday treat for the first time in about 7 years. Not surprisingly, there had been many changes. With only a couple of exceptions, the interior exhibits have been lovingly restored, and displayed to their best advantage. The exterior exhibits, unfortunately, have to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is first class. Really good information given, the planes are presented in a way designed to show them off and impress. Facilities are excellent, toilets, cafe, and shop. No charge, but the opportunities to make a donation are frequent but not in a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went specifically to see the Cold War Exhibition so could see all the three V Bombers in the only place in Europe that has them all together. Was an utter jumble as if someone had failed at Tetris and it was impossible to easily view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed several hours wandering around the various hangers which house a wide variety of exhibits ,from the earliest days of the RAF, to more recent times. Plenty to interest children too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place with free entry (opportunities to donate as well as a need to pay for parking). Really interesting for all ages. Great science section at the beginning that gives great, hands on examples that are fascinating for everybody. Very interesting exhibits displayed in large...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I spent an interesting four hours at this museum on a very wet Monday. The exhibits are under cover so ideal for a winter visit. There are interesting stories about the people associated with the various aircraft as well as the aircraft themselves. I was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family as part of a weekend away. It was well worth the visit. Great exhibitions, fantastic to see so many modern and historic aircraft, with good explanations and plenty for kids (young and old) to do.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

It was arguably one of the best museums i’ve Ever experienced . Besides being for free, it was interactive for all ages. It’s easy to get to by public transport and there are 6 hangers of massive sized aircraft. Enough to keep one busy ,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stosito
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The museum is nicely laid out with a number of different hangars displaying iconic aircraft. It also houses a working restoration facility that is open to the public once a year. See the Hampden come back to life. Other exhibits include a WW I German...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Caroline S
7 September 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
11 August 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
22 June 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