- Plan your day
- Things to see and do
- On display
- Exhibitions & displays
- Virtual tours
- 4D Experience
- Virtual Reality Zone
- Typhoon Simulator
- Conservation Centre
- What’s going on?
- Group visits
- Schools and colleges
- Venue hire
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.
Most of these exhibits were produced in secrecy, often utilising components borrowed from other types.
War in the Air
The display includes British, German and Japanese aircraft, all with an important place in the development of military aviation.
The Museum’s collection of transport and training aircraft consists of some of the largest and smallest machines flown by the Royal Air Force.
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.
Wearing of Facemasks
We strongly recommend that all visitors wear a face covering when visiting our galleries, shop and restaurant* unless they were previously exempt from doing so. You will not need to wear one when outside in our green spaces, unless it makes you more comfortable to do so. We would also ask that when in our buildings that our visitors be aware of others around them and where possible maintain a social distance of 1 metre.
*Except when seated.
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.