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 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
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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
Read the latest news from our London Museum
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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.
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The Michael Beetham Conservation Centre, located at our Cosford site, is responsible for aircraft and large 3-D artefacts in the Museum and those on loan. A world centre of excellence, its primary function includes care, conservation and restoration of the National Collection along with the movement or suspension of aircraft or large exhibits.
The work is carried out by 10 professional technicians, who are ably supported by dedicated and trained volunteers, some 50 in number. Past and present projects include the Sopwith Dolphin, Supermarine Spitfire XIX, a Vickers Wellington Mk10B bomber, a rare Handley Page Hampden TB1 and the recovered German Dornier 17Z Light/Fast Bomber. The team were involved in the recent multi-million pound redevelopment at our London site.
Every project is a challenge, a journey back through time, utilising old or forgotten skills to repair, restore or replicate the original. Such skills were becoming lost, but the Museum has, through the dedication of the MBCC, rejuvenated and retained many through innovative and award-winning schemes. Currently employing six apprentices on an advance modern apprenticeship, the scheme has won numerous national and regional awards over the years. The MBCC and apprenticeship scheme enjoy a great relationship with the Wolverhampton College, who provide the courses and the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton who hold an annual Apprentice of the Year award dinner.
The MBCC is a fascinating place, full of atmosphere, dedication and a passion for preserving our National Military Aviation Heritage. With it being an engineering environment it is rarely open to visitors, but we do have an annual Open Week held annually in November.
We hope you’ll visit us soon, to experience history working at its best and help share the story of the RAF.
Manager, Michael Beetham Conservation Centre
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