Plan your day, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
A car parking charge Is payable
See what events are scheduled at Cosford
Find out the latest news and updates for our Cosford site
Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone one from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
See what events are planned at our London site
Read the latest news from our London Museum
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
air transport auxiliary,women,ATA,
at Cosford by signing up to the free regular e-newsletter
Published on: 28 June 2017
Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Tuesday 4 July for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Young Teen Fiction Award, now in its thirteenth year is designed to encourage the county’s teenagers to enjoy reading books and share their enthusiasm with others.
Hundreds of 11-14 year olds, who either live or go to school in Staffordshire, or use Staffordshire Libraries, have been voting for their favourite reads since last September. The short list of six titles was announced in February, and since then voting has moved online.
Gill Heath, Staffordshire’s Libraries Chief said: "This is always a popular scheme that helps encourage youngsters to get into books and there is still time for them to vote for their favourite read before the big day.
We’re very grateful to the museum for welcoming us back for a third year, and I know the youngsters will be truly inspired by their illustrious surroundings. We’ve always recognised the importance of encouraging youngsters to read for pleasure. This helps them to become effective, independent learners so I would definitely encourage them to get involved and vote for their favourite book.”
This year, as part of the Celebration Day activities, six schools are chosen to champion one of the shortlisted books in a short film, before the final votes are cast by an invited audience of county schoolchildren.
Special guest speaker for the Celebration Day will be top author, and YTF2017 nominee for his book ‘Death or Ice Cream?, Gareth P. Jones.
YTF2017 nominee, Gareth P. Jones said: "The Staffordshire Libraries’ YTF Award is a brilliant way of engaging young people with books. Regional book awards are a wonderful reminder of the importance and
vitality of libraries in encouraging artistic engagement in every part of our communities. It is an honour to have my little book, Death or Ice Cream? Included on this year's richly diverse shortlist and I am very much looking forward to attending this year's celebration day.”
The six shortlisted titles for the Young Teen Fiction Award 2017 YTF2017 are:
• The Bone Sparrow: a refugee novel by Zana Fraillon
• Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
• A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater
• Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones
• The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
• Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
The closing date for online voting will be 12pm on Monday 3rd July 2017.
In addition schools are invited to propose up to two students to receive the accolade of YTF champion. This prestigious award will be presented at Celebration Day by the visiting author and will include the awarding of a badge and certificate. The award is for young people who have ‘gone the extra mile’ by undertaking some activity which contributes to the promotion of the school reading culture.
For more information on the Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award CLICK HERE.
« All News
Learn about aviation pioneers at our London site
The Royal Air Force Museum London offers a fun, enthralling...
For all the latest news and events
Bringing the amazing stories of the RAF Museum's historic...
A world class collection for our visitors to enjoy
Plan your next visit to Cosford
For group bookings (10 or more persons) or to book...
In addition to our world renowned collection of aircraft,...
We look forward to welcoming your group visit to Cosford.
Learn the story of Cold War personalities at Cosford
Great aviation gift ideas for all the family
Jam packed full of aviation gifts galore
Hold your next event at a unique venue!
And into the archives with our latest blog posts
Fascinating workshops to inspire the next generation
Discover the RAF’s unique story
Whether you are looking for a business meeting for...