Outreach Activities

The RAF Museum run several programmes of community outreach and engagement, with a variety of sessions for learners young and old. Outreach sessions are managed and delivered by the Heritage Outreach team, subject to availability.
We are able to work with a variety of different groups with different access needs to adapt or develop outreach sessions with their particular needs in mind, including:

  • Family Learning
  • English as a second language
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Blind and Partially Sighted People
 
Historic Hendon Outreach Programme

The Historic Hendon Outreach Programme is free in Barnet, with talks, crafts and handling sessions. We are able to deliver both at community events and to community groups.

For more information or to book, please contact Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer.

  • Handling Sessions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Handling Sessions allow people of all ages to see, touch, smell, hear, and even try on fantastic objects that tell the story of RAF Hendon. Our vast handling collection bring history to life, and includes World War Two service dress, and Irving Jacket, Helmet and Mae West as worn by World War Two Pilots, and even a replica German incendiary device. Handling sessions are free in Barnet, last around 45 minutes and are suitable for all ages.

To arrange a session please contact Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer.

  • Community History Talks

We offer a programme of talks on the history of Hendon, and on the inspirational stories of servicemen and women from all over the world that make up the RAF. Talks last around 30-45 minutes. Community History Talks are free in Barnet.

Talks we currently offer include:

  • 'Historic Hendon' - The RAF in Hendon and the aviation history embedded into the area, including comparison photos of areas then and now.
  • 'The Asian RAF' - Stories of Asian RAF staff, such as Noor Inayat Kahn and Mohinder Singh Puji

To book or request a talk please contact Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer.

  • Community Crafts

 

We run fun aviation-themed make and take workshops that are suitable for all ages, with materials provided. Our Community Craft sessions are free in Barnet and include:

  • Clothes Peg Planes - Make your own miniature biplanes!
  • Propellers - Make your own working propellers, and try them in the wind! (Wind not included)
  • Loopy Paper Planes - They look stranger and fly better than other paper aeroplanes due to a bigger surface area on the wings!
  • Foam Gliders - mix and match colours and designs for a funky coloured glider

To arrange a session please contact Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer.

 

First World War in the Air Talks for Older Learners in London

As part of our First World War in the Air commitment to engaging older learners with RAF topics, we are pleased to offer a free programme of talks on the First World War period across London. Talks last around 45 minutes, and are about the inspirational stories of RAF servicemen and women, and the role of Hendon during World War One. Talks are free in London.

To book or request a talk please contact Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer.

Heritage Talks

We offer a further range of talks for all audiences, delivered by our learning team both on and off site. Our talks last around 60 minutes, and are about the inspirational stories of RAF servicemen and women, the RAFs operational role, the Battle of Britain, and other talks on a variety of subjects. Talks cost a £50 donation to the Museum.

To book or request a talk please contact the Access & Learning Team.