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“A great display”

The Royal Air Force Museum London
Ranked #68 of 1,793 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale and navigate your way through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flight to the latest Eurofighter? This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft, aviation and wartime memorabilia offers a fun day out for all the family. Don't forget to visit our awe inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain. Better yet admission to the museum is free of charge. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I am not an enthusiast of airplane museums etc but went with hubby. He really enjoyed it and was very impressed with the range if aircraft there. He enjoyed seeing the real thing and getting familiar with actual size. We spent 2 hours there but you could spend double that time really.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Loved every second of it, staff were great and really knew what they were talking about. Yes it's full of planes and that's not for everyone but still worth a quick look round and it's free

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We planned to visit this museum as we needed to fill an afternoon on our way for an appointment in London . The museum is about 10 minutes drive from the M1 motorway and has a large pay and display car park outside which is about £3 for 3 hours and slightly more for all day parking - inexpensive for a London attraction . one building of the museum was closed to allow a world war one exhibition to be installed and that was perhaps a good thing for us as our three hours was nowhere near long enough to do justice to this amazing place . There are planes of all shapes sizes and age along with vidoe and interactive displays and the usual wall mounted information . If you are interested in the history of flight , the RAF , a wide variety of matters relating to that eg nursing injured pilots , restoring salvaged planes then there is something here for just about everyone . The museum is a bit off the beaten track but it really is worth the effort to visit and plenty to fill a day , especially when the new exhibition opens shortly

1  Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

As I'm very interested in WWII planes, I've visited this (free of admission) very good museum. It was a 15 minute walk from the Colindale metrostation. Upon entering we were welcomed by a nice lady who showed us the entrance to a big hall in which approx 15 aeroplanes were shown. For a minute I thought that this was it. But I've couldn't be more wrong. After this first hall you were let to an even bigger hall with numerous rare and well preserved WWII planes as also heli's and planes of a later date. Marvelous! They even had a ME262 on display. I had a great, great time.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Nice planes etc. But i waited 30mins for a burger in a noisy food canteen. DONT GO TO THE FOOD CANTEEN! NOISEY AND WAUTED TOO LONG!

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