Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Citroen Van 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
Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency
Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or email@example.com
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
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone one from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
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.
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.
There are lots of ways you can support us.
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
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!)
Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
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The Museum is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and receives public money (Grant-in-Aid) through its Sponsor body, the Ministry of Defence. A funding agreement exists between the Museum and its Sponsor Branch (Headquarters Air Command) in the form of a Financial Framework Document. The document was last updated in 2010 and has been extended to March 2016. The Museum's internal Financial Codes of Practice are derived from this document.
In addition to Grant-in-Aid, the Museum generates income via its trading company, Royal Air Force Museum Enterprises Limited. The company’s income is derived principally from retail (shops at Hendon and Cosford, and online) catering franchises at the two sites, and Conference and Corporate hire of the Museum’s premises.
The Museum's principal Auditors are the National Audit Office and its Internal Auditors are Moore Stephens LLP. The Museum's Trading Company is audited by Hillier Hopkins LLP.
Published accounts are available in the policy and performance section
As we approach the RAF’s Centenary in 2018 our vision and mission will link us more closely with the RAF story and its people. These will be delivered through an ambitious £23m RAF Centenary Programme that will transform the Hendon site and a RAF Centenary Legacy programme that will complete this transformation through developments at Cosford and Hendon that are due to complete in 2022.
We will develop and deliver four new exhibitions:
We will develop and deliver an international digital programme, ‘My RAF Story’, enabling anyone to create an online digital scrapbook to share their stories.
We will transform the physical landscape of our site to reflect its rich heritage as the London Aerodrome and RAF Hendon; we will also develop interpretation that explores both the physical environment and the stories of the people who worked there.
We will develop new visitor facilities for the site including an orientation centre, new café & restaurant, shop, indoor soft play area, community facilities, external play area and car-parking.
We will develop new staff and volunteer workshop facilities with a focus on the conservation and mount-making for small collection artefacts.
We will develop a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-focussed lifetime learning programme delivered both within our new exhibitions and in bespoke new learning spaces.
As a Non-Departmental Public Body the Museum is subject to review by the Ministry of Defence. When this is done the report will be published at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/triennial-review-reports
Published accounts are available in the policy & performance section
Available on request.
The Museum's pay arrangements were devolved from the Ministry of Defence in 2000 and the present system (introduced in 2003) is based upon information supplied by Croner Rewards Limited. Pay levels and terms and conditions are negotiated annually through a Pay Negotiating Committee and are subject to the Pay Remit process set out by HM Treasury.
Salaries of Directors and members of staff whose emoluments exceed £60,000 are reported in the Museum’s Annual Accounts.
The Museum operates in accordance with the guidance set out by HM Treasury in Managing Public Money and any instructions contained in Letters to Accounting Officers issued from time to time.
Details of contracts currently available for tender will be published on the website [link]
Code of Financial Practice
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