Birthday FAQs

FAQS for Children's Parties

How much does this package cost?

The cost is £13.99 per child for all bookings made before 31 July 2017.


What size groups can you cater for?

The minimum group size for this package is 8 children and the maximum 25 children per party.


Does the catering include food for adults?
The catering provided is solely for children attending the party. If you would like to organise catering for adults supervising the party, please ask about this at the time of booking.

Where do we go when we arrive?
When you arrive please make your way to the Milestones of Flight Reception where your children's goody bags and activity sheets will be waiting for them. This is also the place for the party to meet.

Will we have a personal guide for this experience?
This experience does not include a personal guide around the Museum. Children must be accompanied at all times around the Museum by responsible adults. We recommend one adult per 5 children attending this event.

Is there a designated area for the Birthday lunch?

Yes! As part of the package we will reserve the appropriate size of table(s) for your party in the Museum's Wessex Cafe, located in Historic Hangars. If you wish you are welcome to bring additional decorations for your table. If you wish to bring a birthday cake, we would be happy to store this in the Restaurant's fridge prior to the start of the party.  Alternatively our Restaurant can supply a cake for an additional charge.


How do I pay?
Please remember to bring payment with you on the day which is to be paid at the Milestones of Flight reception. The amount due is on your covering letter. You can pay with cash, cheques or card. We accept payment by Maestro, Switch, Visa, Barclaycard, AMEX. Cheques should be made payable to Royal Air Force Museum.

FAQS for Adult Birthday Parties

How much does this package cost?
The cost is £17.90 per adult for all bookings made before 30th September 2015, with meals for accompanying children charged at £9.50 per child.

What size groups can you cater for?
The minimum group size for this package is 2 adults and the maximum a combination of 30 adults and children per party.

What time is lunch available from?
Lunch can be booked at a time convenient to you between 12.00 - 15.00.

Credit Card Details
In order to proceed with the booking, a credit card form must be completed.

Where does lunch take place?
Tables will be reserved for the party in our Echo Alpha Tango Restaurant which is located in the Battle of Britain Hall. If you wish to bring a birthday cake, we would be happy to store this in the Restaurant's fridge, prior to the start of the party.

How do I pay?
An invoice will be sent to the person booking the adult birthday party. The amount due will be on the letter confirming the booking. The preferred method of payment once an invoice has been received is via a cheque made payable to 'The Royal Air Force Museum.' We do, however, accept payment by Maestro, Switch, Visa, Barclaycard and AMEX.

Can we book a personal guide for our visit?
Specialised tours can be arranged. The cost is £25 per guide (max 12 people) and all tours last 2 hours. 15 days notice is required for all guide bookings. Please note that as all our guides are volunteers, we cannot always guarantee this service. However, we always try our best.

Other FAQS

Are all parts of the Museum accessible to wheelchair users?
Yes all parts of the museum are accessible to wheelchair users. It is helpful for us if you inform us prior to your visit if there are wheelchair users within your party.

Does the Museum allow the use of cameras?
Yes! You can use cameras, camcorders etc throughout your visit in any part of the museum.

Parking charges?
The organiser's car is exempt from the parking charges, however all other vehicles attending will need to pay the charges.

£3.00 for 3 hours or £4.00 for 6 hours (coin machine)


What do I do if my question isn't on the list?

For any other questions contact one of the team on 020 8358 4849 between 9.15am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday or email us groups@rafmuseum.org. We will endeavour to respond to your email by the next working day.