Model Mania

27 February 2022

FREE ADMISSION

Discover the World of Model Aircraft!

Visit the RAF Museum Cosford on Sunday, 27 February, and nosedive into the world of model aircraft. The RAF Museum has partnered with the Large Model Association to create a Model Mania event that treats visitors to a great day out themed around aircraft modelling!

Discover more than 50 large model aircraft that will be displayed across all Hangars and in between the original aircraft. The displays include stunning large-scale model versions of Spitfires, a replica Vulcan, a Wellington, Lancasters and a host of aircraft drawn from the history of aviation. From high-tech Jets to World War 1 scale bi planes, all models have been exquisitely created and engineered with absolute precision to mirror the original aircraft.

A number of model traders will set up their stalls in Hangar 1. Drop-in sessions for model enthusiasts will be held throughout the day. An Introduction to Weathering your Scale Model workshop will take place at 11:00 – tickets must be pre-booked. Find out more here: rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/whats-going-on/events/introduction-to-scale-model-weathering-workshop

The fun doesn’t stop there! Explore our new dedicated Flight Zone where visitors can fly with the Red Arrows from their cinema seat in the amazing 4D Theatre.  In our Virtual Reality Zone you can experience the thrill of flying in a Spitfire during a 6-minute flight in full 360.  Test out the Typhoon ride on the Flight Simulator, perfect for thrill-seeking visitors of all ages!

Still not enough? Head into the Cold War Hangar where you can not only find some of Cold War’s most iconic aircraft but also have the opportunity to closely view the Hunter and get in the pilot seat of the Phantom. There’s no need to pre-book, youngsters just need to be a minimum of one metre tall to sit inside the cockpit and must be accompanied by an adult.

The model themed fun will continue in our ‘Airfix Make and Take’ area. This family friendly model making activity will offer children aged 8+ to build their own aircraft model. You don’t have to be a skilled modeller to take part and helpers are there to lend a hand. If building an Airfix kit is too fiddly, the little ones can assemble and decorate a personalised glider.

On your way out, make sure you visit our Gift Shop – in line with the theme, you will receive 20% discount on all Airfix Model Kits bought on the day. Take the model fun home with you!

Tickets

Free admission to the RAF Museum and the Large Model Aircraft display across the Museum. Other activities, including Airfix Make and Take and Flight Zone activities will be charged.

Please book your free admission ticket to enter the Museum using the link below:

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Covid-19 update

The event will be run in line with the latest advice from the Government and Public Health Bodies. A number of precautions will be in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff. These measures* include but are not limited to:

  • A Covid-19 cleaning programme throughout the site to control the likelihood of cross contamination.
  • Installation of hand sanitiser points throughout to the Museum in addition to the available hand washing facilities in toilets.
  • Additional members of staff, social distancing markers, queue management systems and or/ barriers to control the number of individuals in any area at all times.
  • Closed off areas or routes which we cannot effectively control
  • Additional measures such as wearing face covering may be place in line with government guidance.
  • Please note: Depending on the latest guidance at the time of the event, internal aircraft access may not be possible.

 * Measures may be subject to change

More information

If you have any further questions, please email whatson-cosford@rafmuseum.org.


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