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The museum site is vast and it is really impossible to see everything in just one visit. Here are some suggestions about what you could fit into a short and a longer visit:

Cold War

National Cold War Exhibition

Explore the immense threat posed to World peace and security during this significant period of the 20th century.
For up to 2 hours: Unique display of 3 nuclear bombers
With more time: Short Belfast Cinema, 'Hot Spots' 
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Test Flight

Test Flight

Most of these exhibits were produced in secrecy, often utilising components borrowed from other types.
For up to 2 hours: Research & Development Aircraft Collection, Fun 'n' Flight
With more time: Interactive Timeline, 'Touch & Try' Jet Provost
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War Planes 

War in the Air

The display includes British, German and Japanese aircraft, all with an important place in the development of military aviation.
For up to 2 hours: War in the Air Aircraft Collection
With more time: Enemy aircraft including rare Japanese & German machines
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Hangar 1

Hangar 1

The museum's collection of transport and training aircraft consists of some of the largest and smallest machines flown by the Royal Air Force.
For up to 2 hours: Transport & Training Aircraft Collection, Aero Engines
With more time: Art Gallery, History of Cosford, German WWII missiles
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History of the RAF

History of the Royal Air Force Gallery

This gallery offers a timeline of that history, presented in the context of world aviation and significant socio/economic and historical events.
For up to 2 hours: History of the Royal Air Force
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