Visit our reading room

PLEASE NOTE: This is only available at our London site.

Our Reading Room at RAF Museum London is open for research by appointment Wednesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm. Researchers wishing to view material should make an appointment by telephone, fax or   e-mail well in advance of their proposed visit. Please explain the nature of your research so that we can determine how best to help you. Please also read the Reading room regulations before your visit.

Copying charges

These charges include VAT.

Black and white photocopies, and prints from microfilm/microfiche:

  • A4                    42p per sheet
  • A3                    84p per sheet
  • A2                    £3.84 per sheet

Colour photocopies:

  • A4                    £1.92 per sheet
  • A3                    £3.84 per sheet

Copying of record cards by staff is limited to 15 cards per customer per month; there is no limit for self-service copying by customers.

Readers may use their own cameras to copy material; there is a one-off charge of £7.20 per day.

Complete copies of manuals, microfilms or documents:            

Estimates will be provided on a case by case basis. A 50% deposit will be required on any order.


Supply of digital files for non-commercial use

Existing files/images

No charge, but limited to 25 files/images per customer per month

Creating files/images

£12 per file or image, limited to 10 files/images per customer per month

Requests from commercial bodies incur a surcharge of £24, and reproduction fees may also apply.

Priority service: Delivery before the normal 20 working day target  £12

(Requests will be handled on a case by case basis, but delivery would typically be within 5 to 10 days, depending on the department’s workload)