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Hangars

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

 

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'.
Find out more » | View aircraft »

 

Test Flight

Most of these exhibits were produced in secrecy, often utilising components borrowed from other types.

For up to 2 hours: Research and Development Aircraft Collection, Fun 'n' Flight 
With more time: 'Touch & Try' Jet Provost
Find out more » | View aircraft »

 

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 and German machines
Find out more » | View aircraft »

 

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 and Training Aircraft Collection, Aero Engines
With more time: Art Gallery, History of Cosford, German Second World War missiles
Find out more » | View aircraft »

 

RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018

The entrance to our Test Flight hangar has been filled with new exhibits celebrating the RAF's centenary in 2018.

Find out more » |

 

From time to time, we may have to close areas of the Museum to the public and it is not always possible to give advance notification. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Shobha Earl

Shobha Earl

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 Bernard Rice

Bernard Rice

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Historic Hendon Graphic Novel

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Ray Holmes

Ray Holmes

Unassuming Hero
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First World War Casualty Cards

You can now read online 300,000+ casualty cards belonging to RFC and RAF personnel

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Major James Thomas Byford McCudden

First World War Ace
First World War Casualty Cards