Free Admission - We're open daily from 10.00am (parking charges apply)

Open Cockpits Weekend

19 - 20 October 2019

Our Open Cockpits Weekend events will be held from 10.00am until 4.00pm giving guests plenty of time to gain access / close view the aircraft selected and enjoy all the Museum hangars and facilities.

Bristol 188

Over the weekend we are opening aircraft in our Test Flight and War in the Air hangars. During the day, guests will be able to speak many of our experienced and highly knowledgeable staff and volunteers who will be able to share aircraft information and answer any questions you may have. 

The list of aircraft available for close viewing and the location of these are below, this list may be subject to change:

Test Flight 
  • Bristol Type 188
  • Hunting H126
  • English Electric P1A
  • Fairey FD2
  • Saunders-Roe SR53

War in the Air 

  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R6
  • Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3
  • Avro Lincoln B2 (limited access)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk I (close view only)
  • Kawasaki Ki-100-1b (close view only)

National Cold War Exhibition

  • Short Brothers Belfast
  • Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CCII
  • Vickers Valiant B1

Tickets for this event are ideal for an unusual gift and they are on sale now via the website.  If you are purchasing tickets as a gift please email us with the details of the person you are buying for and you will receive a PDF certificate stating the experience name, date and time.

Access into the cockpits is via sets of ladders, you must be physically able to climb these and lift your legs in and out of the cockpits.  A minimum height requirement of 1.07 metres applies. Please note that size of cockpits vary, if the museum feels that it is not safe or possible for you to access a cockpit we reserve the right to refuse access. Please read the terms and conditions on the ticket booking page before making payment. 

Admission is by advance ticket only; tickets cost £13.50 per person. Please note parking charges are included in the ticket price.

All those attending the event will require a ticket.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

We have produced a special Log Book which can be purchased in advance for just £1.00, allowing you to keep a record during the event!

RAF Museum Log Book


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