The Royal Air Force Museum London (also commonly known as the RAF Museum) is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome. It includes five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force. It is part of the Royal Air Force Museum.
There is another site at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford at RAF Cosford in Shropshire.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Martin Persaud | Apr 13, 2018
Absolutely fantastic museum. As of April 2018 it is under refurbishment but this should be completed by August 2018. It really is recommended for everyone. Even though it's the Royal Air Force museum it's not all about war or just a recruitment tool - it's actually just a really well thought out aviation museum. Obviously it's very busy during the summer holidays, I prefer going on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Great time.
Amzy Wamzy | Apr 1, 2018
Amazing place to visit as a couple or with the family. The planes and history just take your breath away! I'm not really into planes either but I had a great time! I didn't eat there but I had some coffee and it was perfect! The gift shop is also awesome! They have so many cool things there to buy, Everything was very reasonably priced also. So much history and planes in one place. Would visit again!
Dave Brookes | Mar 3, 2018
Great museum and the fact it is free is even better. They are doing a lot of landscaping outside the museum but would be better off expanding the car park. I got the last space before they declared the car park full. Be aware parking is paid for. I like the fact that they have put all the WW1 aircraft together on a separate area but this should have better signposting as a lot of people would have missed it. I don't really like planes hanging from the ceiling as I feel I don't get too see them properly. A lot of planes can be viewed from ground level or an elevated view which is great.
Lorna Cole | Mar 7, 2018
A large group of us went on a work trip to the museum. The volunteer who guided us asked our areas of interest and tailored his tour to what we wanted to see. He was very knowledgeable and a great presenter. Unfortunately quite a few areas were under refurbishment, however, there was still so much to see. The cafe was nice and the food came out fast was just over a tenner for fish and chips and a fizzy drink. Perfect for a day out for any age group and any level of understanding.
Scott Mckenzie | Apr 8, 2018
Great day spent at the Royal Air Force Museum. The children loved being able to go up the stairs to see inside some of the aircraft on display. Friendly, polite & helpful staff. Lots of parking spaces and only £3 for parking it's a cheap but fun day out for all the family (Maybe suited to 2yrs+ more)
Dhanshree Thakar | May 25, 2018
Excellent collection of world war and historic airplanes and other fighter planes. With kids we could easily spend 3 to 4 hours here with airplanes. My kid really enjoyed and always wants to revisit. Had very good time, worth visiting and entry is free. Ample of parking space.
Freddy Delfs | May 21, 2018
The museum is great for all ages. A lot of interactive things to do for the younger ones. It takes a good few hours if you want to see everything. There is soo many planes and helicopters. All the famous planes are represented. The museum is free so you can't go wrong. I strongly recommend a visit in this museum It's perfect on a rainy day because of mist planes are inside
Dowe Davis | May 30, 2018
It was not the first time I was at the Royal Air force museum but the first time after refurbishment. There used to be three halls of air planes and now there is four! I really recommend to visit this museum. You will see lots of air planes starting with pre world war I and ending with modern cold war and even ones that are used nowadays! There is lots of rockets, bombs and other stuff that were used in planes or at the airfields. There's a nice coffee shop and souvenir shop. If you are planning to go there by car - no problem. There is a big parking lot next to the museum.
Paul McCullock | May 16, 2018
A good place for a day out enjoyed it immensely. Was expecting more to do with the centenary. An excellent place for children, plenty to do and ample seating for grandparents. The coffee shop is in the middle of the display area, a very good idea. Allowing me to sit and have a coffee while the children can wonder about whilst always in view.
Nuala Bond | Jun 2, 2018
Lovely place. Has changed a lot (for the better) since I last went just about 10 years ago. Took my 3 boys, all loved it. Parking is £3 for 3 hours witch i think is a really good price and it's free entry, though you can donate too (witch I did and erge others to so they can keep it free) they suggest £3 donation but I'm sure they happy if you just give what you can.
Michael Wood | Jun 21, 2018
Absolutely outstanding museum!!! There is so much to do and see here that I was hard pressed to do it all in one day! It covers everything from WWI to modern day aircraft. Its a brilliantly kept facility with not a single spec of dirt or litter around the place. They have several small cafes for you to choose from, and the prices are as expected. However the quality of the displays are emasculate. If your visiting London and like aviation, you cannot skip this spot! Its remarkable.
Ahmet Deveci | Jun 27, 2018
Been here twice now, kids love it, adults love it. Lots of things to see and educate yourself with. Plenty of parking (which is no longer free) but doesn't cost the earth either! Food options were good, but we found the main restaurant to be lacking in proper service and selection. Prices were moderate none the less.
Nicola Young | Jul 8, 2018
Opening day for the new look museum. Collection of WW1 and the rest are separated into different hangars. Claude Grahame-Whites study is now open (upstairs) which is interesting. Lots of interactive displays when you first enter, lost on the very young but older kids and adults can learn about necessary skills to fly for the RAF. Restaurant very good but a bit pricey. Hopefully be more outdoors events in future, weather permitting.
Chiho Cheung | Jun 17, 2018
Fantastic museum, loads to see and plenty of interactive games for visitor to participate. However, on our visit there were a few of the interactive terminal not working or out of order. Wide variety of items on exhibition, from aviation to naval forces. It's amazing how much aircraft they manage to fit inside this museum which made up of a few large outside buildings and aircraft hanger. Over all, a great museum and worth a visit with friends and family.
Rory Carr | Jul 2, 2018
Wonderful history filled Gem of NW London. New beautiful gardens. I always leave here full of appreciation for those who served and helped build these amazing machines. One improvement would be a better quality children's education corner.
Miguel Garcia | Aug 5, 2018
We have a 2 year old and he had a great time at this museum. We joked that we were going because of daddy’s love of planes but this place is great for families and almost all of it is indoors. My wife loved it too. Just make sure and dedicate several hours as it is many separate buildings and hangars. There is nice places to grab drinks and food within the museum and access for most things isn’t an issue. Highly recommend!
Simon Bradley | Aug 1, 2018
Enjoyable day. Loads to look at and lots of incredible exhibits. Loads of toilets around, which was great. Could do with more water fountains, though. Spent longer than has anticipated, with kids aged 5 & 8 and they really enjoyed it all. The only down point was that none of the interactive displays in H3 worked. It would have been lovely to get a bit more scientific about the workings of the aircraft but the models were all broken.
Loreta YONO-Girdzijauskienė | Jul 30, 2018
Our favourite museum. I have been there 4 times. My 3 y. o. three and every time is very excited. Good air-conditioning, not overcrowded, children play area is good and many things are adopted to try (to sit in the airplane), nice coffee shops. Entry is free, so you the money can be spent on the nice souvenirs or toys.
Max | Jul 25, 2018
Excellent and quite frankly a huge collection of both historic and modern aircraft. The size of the display hangars kept amazing me with every new hangar (with a total of 6) I visited. An absolute must-visit for every aviation fanatic, young and old. Has informational signs/displays as well as (interactive) educational displays. Easy to reach with an underground station (and bus connection) nearby.
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