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Exhibitions & displays

Alongside the Aircraft Collection displays are a number of fascinating exhibitions and displays. These include Radar Echoing Models, aircraft, missiles and tanks used in intelligence gathering, Air Gunners, a description of who, what, where, when and how air gunners operated, Prisoners of War, exploring Cosford's role as a POW reception centre and History of Cosford, a description of Cosford's role during and since WWII.

We also have Aero Engines, with piston engines from the 50hp Le Rhone to the 2900hp Wright cyclone and jet engines with everything from early Whittle engines up to Eurofighter. We have a collection of German, US and British solid and liquid fuelled Rocket motors and a unique collection of German Rocketry.

The following exhibitions are also currently on display at RAF Museum Cosford.

Aviation Lucky Charms & Mascots

The display at RAF Museum Cosford features a selection of lucky charms and mascots from our collection. Read the stories associated with them and decide for yourself whether they brought their owners luck!
Visit the Aviation Lucky Charms and Mascots Exhibition

History of the Royal Air Force Gallery

This gallery offers a timeline of RAF history, presented in the context of world aviation and significant socio/economic and historical events.
Visit the History of the RAF Gallery

Guild of Aviation Artists

Currently on show in the Hangar One display area, is a stunning exhibition of more than forty paintings by members of the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Visit the Guild of Aviation Artists Exhibition