Cosford - Time flies when you're having fun!


Opening Hours  

10am - 5pm [last admission 4pm]Applies November - February
10am - 6pm [last admission 5pm]Applies March - October 

car parking charge is payable.

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
T: 01902 376 200
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The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Shropshire and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the entire family. Situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free.

Over 70 aircraft of international importance are housed in three Wartime Hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. See the world’s oldest Spitfire and a Lincoln Bomber, just two of the highlights in the War in the Air Collection. In Test Flight, there is the TSR2 and Bristol Type 188 constructed from stainless steel. The Transport Collection in Hangar 1 includes the Comet 1A and Gnat T1, previously used by the Red Arrows. The engine and missile collections total over 60 and are arguably one of the finest collections in the world.

In 2007 the £12.5 million National Cold War Exhibition was opened at Cosford by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. This land mark building truly has the ‘wow’ factor with its eye catching architecture and design. A number of the 19 aircraft are suspended in flying attitudes. Iconic cars, models, audio visual hotspots and life-size Russian (Matryoshka) dolls, tell the story of the Cold War in an innovative way. This is the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s three V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant.

With so much to see, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford really is an entire day out for the whole family, so why not visit us soon?

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  • Soar above the clouds in one of our simulator rides.
  • Stand in awe underneath the Vulcan Bomber
  • Discover what it takes to be a pilot in our fun ‘n’ flight interactive section
  • Discover the stories of those who have broken records in the air.
  • Marvel at the world’s oldest Spitfire.
  • Dare to look down – on the high level viewing gallery
  • Discover whether you have what it takes to be a pilot in our Fun ‘n’ Flight interactive gallery
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