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“Fantastic museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Air Force Museum

Royal Air Force Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Shifnal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Fantastic museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is a great museum, with free entry it is a great day out, pretty much every post war british jet you can think off and the only place you can see all three V bombers anywhere in the world.

my advise would be go to the museum and also spend a separate day at the airshow

Visited June 2014
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Telford, United Kingdom
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“Wanted to get out and about”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Wanted to get out and about with my friends and we decided to visit the museum at RAF cosford. Very interesting and informative. Only downside is the restaurant is quite pricey.

Visited May 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Huge museum complex”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Fantastic collection of military aircraft and it is FREE. Very well presented. I'm surprised this attraction isn't more well known as it really is outstanding.

Visited July 2014
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Oxford, England
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“Great Day Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Excellent museum covering a wide area; several hangars with different themes plus a lot of aircraft parked outdoors. Very easy to spend several hours here.

Good point; free entry; unusual these days.

Bad point; utterly inadequate catering. Just one and a half small chain coffee bars of the sort found in small country railway stations. This place is crying out for a decent cafeteria which the number of visitors and the hours they spend here surely justify.

Visited June 2014
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“5 star visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

An excellent museum. Arrive to find plenty of parking (£2.50 for 3 hours) enter via a restaurant with a good selection of food at sensible prices. Space and benches out side for picnics. Entrance is free but do buy a guide book at £2.99 as the profit is used to keep the entrance fee free. There are several hangers to view full of planes and other items such as rockets, James May's Airfix Spitfire from his TV series and uniforms. Lots of displays including a time line of the RAF. The Cold War section is sobering if you stop to read the information. You can sit under a Vulcan bomber's bomb bay and watch a video of the plane.There is a small interactive section where you can test your skills - and patience. Taking note of the displays and the information provided gives a sense of patriotic pride and respect for the men and women past and present of the RAF. A recent addition is a WW2 Dornier bomber that has been removed from the sea 70 years after it crashed. I was surprised to see some young children (9-11 years old - not at school - this was a term time Friday) but they were asking questions so it suggests Cosford appeals to a wide age range. Only disappointment is that you can not get into any of the cockpits - H&S I suspect.

Visited July 2014
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