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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
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Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency
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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
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There are lots of ways you can support us.
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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!)
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.
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The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme is brought to you by Northrop Grumman, with the support of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, and in partnership with the RAF Museum. It is being delivered by the Museum, Royal Air Force Cosford, RAF Youth and STEM Engagement Team and Tablet Academy.
STAAR is designed for Year 10 students who demonstrate an interest or aptitude for one or more STEM subjects. It is a fully-funded immersive week-long, hands-on residential camp, like no other. Successful students stay with chaperones on base at RAF Cosford, and each day of the course is delivered at the RAF Museum or on base at RAF Cosford by RAF Museum STEM Ambassadors, industry experts from Northrop Grumman, Tablet Academy professionals and RAF STEM personnel.
STAAR Recruits will learn about advanced aerospace systems and concepts and will address how the need for solutions to achieve an air mission shapes the way engineers and scientists design aerospace systems. Recruits will also work towards a CREST Award and a Industrial Cadet Award during the programme.
CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects, and is respected by universities and employers and enhances students’ UCAS personal statements. For more information on the CREST Award, click here.
Industrial Cadets is an industry-led accreditation, which gives recruits a unique insight into industry. Skills and knowledge are built and enhanced whilst being mentored by industry role models. For more information on the Industrial Cadet Award, click here.
They will also explore current threat environments and potential future scenarios. With their new knowledge and skills, our recruits will be set challenges of their own – to work through their team’s mission and design their very own advanced aerospace systems solutions.
The programme provides students for five intense days with the full experience of life as an RAF engineering trainee, excluding aspects of military life such as marching of course! There is a large social element built into the programme as participants from the 50/50 gender split cohort are placed in a group of approximately 5 students with whom to live, work, learn, and solve tasks together.
The STAAR programme brings together students from all walks of life and from across the UK to partake in this 5-Day residential programme which provides them with a great opportunity to mix with like- minded teenagers that they perhaps wouldn’t typically meet. At times, this can create a stressful situation for some participants, but with pastoral care and support from the RAF, RAF Museum, and Tablet Academy staff as well as soft team building workshops embedded throughout the programme, all participants soon become members of well knitted teams, all keen to participate and work together to achieve their common goals.
During the programme, participants live in secure accommodation inside ‘the wire’. This means that they will experience shared accommodation, which even though it may be somewhat of a shock for some recruits, it also ensures they have the opportunity to relax in a very safe environment with help and support available 24/7 from fully-qualified chaperones should any participant have personal concerns or needs.
The programme is funded by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and all places on the STAAR programme are provided free to the selected students.
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