Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Cold War Cafe in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
A car parking charge Is payable
See what events are scheduled at Cosford
Find out the latest news and updates for our Cosford site
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Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
Step back into time and onto Lancaster Bomber 'G for George' to witness this iconic campaign
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
See what events are planned at our London site
Read the latest news from our London Museum
Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
Want to know more about how to leave a Legacy to the RAF Museum?
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Find out more about our American Foundation?
Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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Before joining the RAF Museum team in early 2014, Karen Whitting was working for the Royal Armouries as Head of Creative Programmes. This included leading a diverse project team on behalf of both the Armouries and Historic Royal Palaces to re-display collections in the iconic White Tower at the Tower of London. Her first exhibition at the Royal Armouries was ‘Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill’, in 2009, which celebrated the 500th anniversary of Henry’s accession to the throne. The five year re-development culminated in a new exhibition of the ‘Line of Kings’ – the oldest visitor attraction in the world, first shown to visitors as early as 1652.
Museums are Karen's second career to date: prior to working in museums Karen worked in the theatre for 15 years in stage, production and company management for repertory companies such as the West Yorkshire Playhouse, opera companies such as Glyndebourne and even spent a year working at the Millennium Dome on a show that involved over 200 performers and technicians.
In her current role Karen is responsible for leading the Public Programmes and Collection teams, working alongside the other senior managers and the Museum's Trustees to develop and deliver the Museum's strategic vision and plans. Her focus is on telling the story of the RAF for all the Museum's audiences, both those who are able to visit its Hendon or Cosford sites and those who might access this story through the Museum's websites, social media, publications or lectures.
Marguerite Jenkin joined the RAF Museum in August 2017 and has wide-ranging experience of managing change and strategy development to improve performance in both commercial and not for profit sectors, with a focus on bringing a creative, commercial and pragmatic approach to maximise funds and target resources available to meet strategic objectives. She has worked in a wide variety of charity, government, media and cultural organisations, most recently as Finance & Commercial Director for Bristol Music Trust (leading the transformation of Colston Hall and Bristol Plays Music), but previously as the finance and business lead for BBC Radio 3, BBC Orchestras & BBC Proms, BBC Radio 5 Live, and the National Gallery Company, in addition to a variety of consultancy roles across the sector. She is also a history graduate fascinated by people’s individual stories and experiences and their power to inspire, as well as a qualified leadership coach and counsellor, with a particular interest in investment in people to support organisational change and success.
Barry joined the RAF Museum in January 2018 to lead the development of its commercial, visitor experience and marketing functions. His role is to build the museum’s retail, catering, events and other business functions in order to provide more balance to its funding streams. Prior to joining the museum, Barry held leading commercial roles at the Imperial War Museums and British Library and comes with significant experience of developing commercial business within the cultural sector.
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