Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The RAF Museum believes that everyone has the right to live without fear or prejudice regardless of race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, social class, religion and belief. Our aim is to embed a supportive and open culture which is inclusive, positive and fair to all, develop flexible opportunities to encourage engagement with the Museum onsite, offsite and online and celebrate differences.

The RAF Museum does not tolerate any form of discrimination. The Museum complies with the Equality Act 2010, we understand our duties under it, and we are also committed to do more than just adhere to the Act.

We strive to create a welcoming, open and inclusive Museum that values differences, diversity of thought, background and experience.

As a national Museum we treat any reports of discrimination seriously. We will ensure that all reported incidents of discrimination are investigated, and appropriate action is taken in line with our internal policies and procedures

We recognise that we will achieve a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce by ensuring that E.D.I is reflected in our values and embedded in our practices and individual behaviours. We expect all of our suppliers and partners to share our commitment to equity and inclusivity and to treat their respective people and partners with dignity and respect, in addition to complying with the Equality Act 2010.

Our trustees and senior leadership team will act as role models and champions. Individually and collectively, we will uphold our shared vision and stand up to challenge behaviours that do not reflect our values.

We will ensure that we listen and learn and will be honest and transparent about our progress.

In order to achieve our aim of embedding a supportive and open culture which is inclusive, positive and fair to all, the Museum will focus on six key areas:

Our 6 areas of focus for EDI - our audience, our communications, our collection, our storytelling, our Museum - onsite, offsite and online, and our people