Plan your day, 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 the Refuel Restaurant 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
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.
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit the Wessex Café in Historic Hangars? 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.
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Lancaster Membership has been designed for people that wish to support the Museum from afar
Lightning Membership has been designed for people that wish to visit the Museum regularly
RADAR Magazine is a thrice yearly publication of the RAF Museum, bringing you access behind-the-scene
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
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.
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.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum was established in 1964, opening on the London (Hendon) site in 1972 as a legacy of the RAF’s fiftieth anniversary. As we approach the RAF 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 Centenary Programme that will transform the Hendon site and a Centenary Legacy Programme that will complete this transformation through developments at Cosford that are due to complete in 2022.
The Royal Air Force Museum is a charity registered with the Charity Commission (No: 244708). The governing document of the body is a Trust Deed dated 4 June 2007; the Museum’s Trustees are incorporated as a body.
The object of the charity is to educate and inform the public and members of the Royal Air Force about:
in particular, but not exclusively, by collecting, conserving, preserving, managing, exhibiting and storing documents, items, artefacts and other materials in its collections.
The ambition of the Museum is to ensure that the RAF’s story endures and enriches future generations.
The vision of the museum is to be a world-leading museum that engages, inspires and connects everyone with the RAF story through exploration of its people and its collections.
The RAF has shaped our nation and our society. It has influenced how we live our lives today through its impact on world events, society and technology.
The purpose of the Museum is to tell the story of the RAF through its people and collections.
The trustees are responsible for the management of the Trust and the stewardship and care of the collections. They have established a number of sub-committees for specific purposes and for the efficient method of conducting business. These sub-committees are:
The Chief Executive Officer, as Accounting Officer, is responsible to the Trustees for the effective management of the Museum via the Senior Management Team.
As Chief Executive, Maggie’s role is to lead the museum, being accountable for its transformation over the next decade in order to mark the centenary of the RAF and provide a fitting legacy.
Maggie has twenty-five years’ experience in the heritage sector. After beginning her heritage career at the Royal Armouries (when it was based in the Tower of London) she developed her museum knowledge and experience at Stevenage (1991-2003) and then and in Luton (2003-2008), following which she was Chief Executive of Luton Culture, the Charity that led museums, libraries, arts and community centres across the town.
She has led significant heritage initiatives and developments, notably the £6.2million development of Stockwood Discovery Centre which opened in July 2008, and securing the medieval Wenlok Jug for Luton and the nation after its export was stopped in 2006.
Maggie is a committee member for the Heritage Lottery Fund, Vice President of the Museums Association and co-Chair of the Women Leaders in Museums Network.
Karen has responsibility for leading the Public Programmes and Collections teams, working alongside the other senior managers and Trustees to develop and deliver the Museum’s strategic direction and plans with a focus on telling the story of the RAF for all audiences.
Karen’s career has spanned both the Arts and Heritage sector and she brings with her a wealth of creative and corporate experiences and skills. She was previously Head of Creative Programmes at the Royal Armouries where she was responsible for the creative content, development and delivery of capital programmes across all their sites. She was project manager for the £4 million HLF funded public engagement programme at Fort Nelson as well as the £1.5 million White Tower development.
Karen has also worked extensively on live events and interpretation with previous roles at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Millennium Dome and Glyndebourne Opera House.
The Museum has two sites that are open to the public, at Hendon in North London and Cosford in Shropshire These sites are open daily from 10 am, apart from 24 to 26 December, 1 January. Further details are given on our website.
The Museum also has a Reserve Collection store at Stafford; it is not normally open to the public, but visits can be made by arrangement.
Media contacts are given in the media vault.
For general enquiries, contact details can be found via this link.
Requests for information about the museum and its work can be made via email@example.com or by letter to:
Freedom of Information
Royal Air Force Museum London
Grahame Park Way
Historical research enquiries can be made to the London site:
Online the research section of the website
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone to 020 8358 4873.
Royal Air Force Museum Enterprises Limited (Company No. 1511481) is the trading subsidiary of the Museum and its principal business is the conduct of trading operations in London and at Cosford in relation to retail sales, conference and corporate hire and alternative marketing. The accounts of the trading company are consolidated within the Annual Financial Statements and are published here.
Royal Air Force Museum Investments Ltd (Company No. 4026995) holds the legal title of the property interests of the Royal Air Force Museum. The company does not trade.
Details of both companies are submitted to Companies House
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation http://www.rafmaf.com/home.html engages in fundraising to support key projects that assist the RAF Museum.
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