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
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 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
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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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Where do we go when we arrive?
When you arrive on site, please book in at the Visitor Centre (glass fronted building) Welcome Desk where staff will be available if you have any questions Please note that the Museum opens at 10.00am. If your party arrives before this time please wait in your vehicle or by the Museum entrance until 10.00am as we cannot allow access into the Museum before this time. If you have booked in advance of your arrival any guidebooks, simulator ride tickets or 4D Theatre tickets these will be awaiting collection for you at the Museum's Welcome Desk.
What are the car parking charges?
If you are arriving by car or motorbike you will be required to pay for parking. The charges are £4.00 for up to 3 hours and £5.00 for 3 to 8 hours. If there is more than one motorbike per bay, please purchase one ticket only. Coaches and minibuses are not required to pay car parking charges. Blue badge holders are required to pay for car parking.
Are all parts of the Museum accessible to wheelchair users?
Low level barriers ensure excellent viewing of exhibits for all visitors. There are wide aisles in the hangars ensuring access for pushchairs and wheelchairs is very easy. A limited number of manual wheelchairs and motor scooters (weather permitting) are available for loan on site. We do not charge a hire fee but would appreciate if you would be kind enough to leave a donation. These are available on a first come first served basis at the Welcome Desk on arrival in the Visitor Centre.
How much is the Museum's admission price?
Admission to the Museum is free of charge.
Is there a place to deposit bags and coats?
Storage is not available. We recommend that bags and coats are kept to a minimum and either left on the coach or carried around.
Is there a designated lunch area?
Catering facilities at Cosford include a restaurant in the Visitor Centre and café within the National Cold War Exhibition.
The Refuel Cafe is open daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm and covers all your food and drink needs during your visit at the Museum. You can join us for breakfast between 10.00am-11.00am, or later in the day there is a large selection of grab and go sandwiches and drinks, along with a lunch menu served from 12noon – 2.30pm.
Citroen H Van
Enjoy light snacks and refreshing drinks served from a classic Citroen H Van located deep within the National Cold War Exhibition.
Open Monday - Friday 10.30am – 3.00pm and Weekends 10.30am – 4.00pm (School Holidays 10.30am – 4.00pm).
Does the Museum allow the use of cameras?
Photography, including filming, the taking of digital images and the use of flash, is permitted, but solely for private use.
Will we have a personal guide throughout the day?
The Museum can organise tours for pre-booked groups; prices are variable depending on the type of tour booked. Our team of volunteer guides have an interest in aviation and the RAF. If your group would like an in-depth tour of the aircraft including specific technical information, please contact 01902 376 200. Please give as much notice as possible to guarantee availability.
You are of course free to make your own way around the Museum.
Does the Museum have a shop?
We would be delighted to welcome you to our Museum shop located on the lower level in the National Cold War Exhibition. A giant statue of Lenin is positioned above the tills and will help you find us! You will find a wide range of books, DVDs, models, prints, gifts, clothes, toys and pocket-money souvenirs to suit any budget. There are also bargains to be found on the nearly new aviation bookstall. You can also shop online at and sign up to the shop e-newsletter to receive special offers. Groups of no more than 10 children should visit the shop at any one time, and should be accompanied by an adult.
Does the Museum have public liability insurance?
Yes, the RAF Museum has Public Liability Insurance of up to £5 million.
What do I do if my question isn't on the list?
For any other questions please contact one of the team using the details given in the Information Box at the top of this page.
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
T: 01902 376 200 (Booking line)
Groups Bookings Department,
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
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