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 Royal Air Force 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 Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum was established as a legacy of the RAF’s fiftieth anniversary, opening on the London (Hendon) site in 1972. From 1979, the Museum also managed the Cosford Aerospace Museum for the MOD (which had also been in operation since 1972). This was renamed the RAF Museum Cosford in 1998 when it formally became part of the Museum portfolio.
It is a National Museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a registered charity.
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 object of the charity is to educate and inform the public and members of the Royal Air Force about:
The vision of the Royal Air Force Museum is to ensure that the Royal Air Force’s story endures and enriches future generations.
The RAF Museum will be a world-leading visitor destination that engages, inspires and connects everyone with the RAF story through exploration of its people and its collections.
Three strategic priorities shape our direction and activities in 2015-2020:
The values that guide the RAF Museum’s planning and behaviour are:
INtegrity: we are open, transparent and ethical
Sharing: we work as a team to ensure our collections and expertise are accessible to all
Passion: we care deeply about sharing our collections and their stories
Innovation: we tell our stories and develop our business with creativity and imagination
Relevance: we ensure our legacy by linking our histories with today and tomorrow
Excellence: we are professional and strive to ensure excellence in all that we do
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 LeadershipTeam.
The Museum has two sites that are open to the public, in North London and Cosford in Shropshire These sites are open daily from 10.00am, except 24 to 26 December and 1 January.
The Museum also has a Reserve Collection store at Stafford. It is not normally open to the public, but research visits can be made by appointment.
Media contacts are given in the media vault.
For general enquiries, contact details can be found via this link.
Historical research enquiries can be made via our reading room
Requests for information about the Museum and its work can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to:
Freedom of Information
Royal Air Force Museum London
Grahame Park Way
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. The accounts of the trading company 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 (website here) engages in fundraising to support key projects that assist the RAF Museum.
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