War planes

Soon after the invention of the aeroplane as a controlled and powered machine its application by the Military became evident. From 1911, when it was first used in conflict, through the Great War and to the present day, the Royal Air Force and its predecessors have operated flying machines in defence of our country and freedom.

The Museum's collection of fighters and bombers includes those of Allies and our enemies, and is unique in the world.  The Warplanes collection is home to what is believed to be the world's oldest Supermarine Spitfire 1, K9942.

See our War Planes collection.


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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