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RAF Museum Cosford 2018 Events Diary

Published on: 05 January 2018

Forthcoming events taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during 2018:



9 February

100 Cockpits and Cabs

17 - 23 February

Airfix Make and Take

21 February

Talk: Airfix and 100 years of the RAF

24 March

Pillows and Pilots Sleepover

1 April - 10 July

Spitfire 100K Challenge

1 - 2 April

100 Years Festival

3 - 15 April

Feathers and Flight Family Trail

5 April

Eagles at Easter Display

12 April

Eagles at Easter Display

28 April

Pillows and Pilots Sleepover

12 May

Pillows and Pilots Sleepover

19 May

100 Cockpits and Cabs

26 May - 3 June

First World War Half Term

10 June

RAF Cosford Air Show

30 June

Armed Forces Day

7 - 8 July

Large Model Aircraft Rally

21 - 22 July

Cosford Food Festival

1 - 31 August

Summer of Spies Trail

1 August

Summer of Spies Workshops

8 August

Summer of Spies Workshops

11 -12 August

Vintage and Handmade Festival

15 August

Summer of Spies Workshops

22 August

Summer of Spies Workshops

29 August

Summer of Spies Workshops

2 September

Spitfire 10K and Spitfire Family Run

15 September

100 Cockpits and Cabs

21 - 22 September

Outdoor Cinema

27 October - 2 November

Airfix Make and Take

11 November

Remembrance Service

12 - 18 November

MBCC Open Week

7 December

100 Cockpits and Cabs

Admission charges apply for some events and activities. Events may be subject to change and additional events may be added during the year, please CLICK HERE for more details.

100 Cockpits and Cabs  Outdoor Cinema

RAF Museum Cosford Public Events Manager, Abi Betteridge said:
“We will be celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force throughout 2018 with a number of events tailored towards commemorating this milestone. Across both our London and Cosford sites we will be opening up the doors to 100 Cockpits and Cabs so visitors can get up close and inside more of our collection than ever before, with the first of four dates at Cosford in February.

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend on 1-2 April, we will be marking the official formation of the Royal Air Force with a 100 Years Festival, packed with re-enactors, displays and activities for families. There will also be a new permanent display celebrating the RAF through the decades with artefacts from within our collection interpreting the RAF story.

One of our most popular events, the Spitfire 10K will be returning in September, where up to 1,200 runners this year can race across the airfield. In addition, we’ve set a new centenary challenge to run 100K in 100 days in a virtual race and we’re busy working on a suitably spectacular medal for those who rise to the task. All proceeds from these races will go towards the RAF100 Appeal, a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and four major RAF charities.

These new events are in addition to activities running throughout each of the school holidays as well as our major summer event, the Cosford Food Festival. Plus the Outdoor Cinema Screening will be returning for two nights in September and of course, the chance to see behind the scenes in our Conservation Centre during the Open Week in November.”

Cosford Food Festival

Spitfire 10K

For further information on the 2018 events, please CLICK HERE. The Museum is open daily from 10am and entry is FREE of charge.

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