Lists and registers

Asset registers

Details are available on request


Closed Circuit Television is used in the public areas of the Hendon and Cosford sites.

Register of gifts and hospitality

The Museum’s Guidelines on the Receipt of Presents and Hospitality are available on the website. The Hospitality Books are available on application to the Chief Financial Officer

Register of interests

Available on application to the Chief Financial Officer

The services we offer

Information about the collection and access to it is given via the Museum’s website in the research section.  The Navigator feature gives online access to a selection of over 40,000 records from the Museum’s catalogue, including images of objects.

There is a page on the website for each aircraft displayed at the London and Cosford sites, from which detailed histories can be downloaded.

Access to over 300,000 personnel records from the First World War is available The records include casualty cards for member of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, together with the text of the RAF Muster Roll and the first Air Force List.

The Reading Room at the London site is available by appointment


Details of exhibitions and events can be viewed at:

Services for which fees are charged, and details of charges

Charges for the provision of copies are published on the Reading Room page.

Charges for venue hire can be viewed at:

Charges for Parking can be viewed at:

Opportunities for volunteers

To find out more about volunteering please click here.

Educational Services

Details of the facilities and events offered by the Department of Access & Learning are published at:


Guidebooks for the Hendon and Cosford sites are available at the relevant site, at £3.50 each.

The following publications are available from the shops at the Hendon and Cosford sites and can be ordered from

The Tradition is Safe - A colourful souvenir book giving a brief history of the Royal Air Force, and including the RAF Museum aircraft collection list, (£3.50)

RAF Hendon – the birthplace of aerial power (£7.95) 

RADAR magazine is published quarterly and gives stories behind the collection, up-to-date news and information on what's happening at the Museum and interviews with key people in the know.

It is available in our shops at London and Cosford for £4.00 per issue. An annual subscription to RADAR is one of the benefits of our Lightning and Lancaster Membership packages.

Podcasts are published on a variety of subjects, examining in detail elements of the history of the Royal Air Force and our sites at London, Cosford and Stafford. They can be downloaded from the media vault.

Leaflets, booklets and newsletters

The Museum publishes a free electronic newsletter. To subscribe, or to unsubscribe, click here.

Leaflets giving advice on several popular research topics are published in the research section.

Information for potential donors of artefacts is in the support us section.

Details of facilities for Corporate Events are available at:

Information for those organising group visits is at:

Advice and guidance

In accordance with Section 3.18 of the Museums Association’s Code of Ethics the Museum is not able to offer valuations of material held by the public.

Media releases

Releases are placed on the respective news pages for London and Cosford and are removed once their relevance, as far as the public is concerned, has lapsed. Press releases in the Media Vault remain to form an online archival resource for journalists to use.

Publication for the purposes of Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

This relates to the immunity from seizure of Cultural Objects on loan from overseas. The RAF Museum has not made any applications for immunity under the Act.

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