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Outreach Activities

Working With Our Community

The RAF Museum is committed to engaging with our community – sharing and involving our community with the story of the RAF and Historic Hendon.

We have a flexible approach to outreach and are happy to discuss bespoke activities, object handling opportunities and talks to suit different interests and needs.

For more information about Outreach Activities, please contact Rhiannon Watkinson, Heritage Outreach Officer.

Two members of our local community

 
Examples of What We Offer:


Handling Opportunities

Handling Sessions allow people of all ages to see, touch, smell, hear, and even try on fantastic objects that tell the story of RAF Hendon. Our vast handling collection brings history to life, and includes Second World War service dress, and Irving Jacket, Helmet and Mae West as worn by World War Two Pilots, and even a replica German incendiary device. Handling sessions can be delivered alongside a craft activity and are ideal for family sessions and community fetes.

 

An example of uniforms from our Handling Collection

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

To arrange a session please contact Rhiannon Watkinson, Heritage Outreach Officer.

Community Talks

We offer a programme of talks researched and delivered by members of our volunteer team. We currently offer 2 outreach talks:

Historic Hendon - The RAF in Hendon and the aviation history embedded into the area, including comparison photos of areas then and now.

Members of the local community attending a free talk in Hangar 2

 

The story of the established British Jewry’s involvement with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. 

A talk being delivered in a local library 

To arrange a talk please contact Rhiannon Watkinson, Heritage Outreach Officer.

Make and Take Craft Activities

Work with us to create activities to suit your group or event, craft activities work well delivered alongside the opportunity to handle objects from our collection. Previous craft activities have included: 

Badgemaking – be inspired by the badges and medals of The Royal Air Force to create high-quality badges to display your own achievements. Paper Aeroplane Challenge – which flies faster and further a Vulcan, a Typhoon or a Tornado? Create your own paper versions of real RAF planes and compete against others to win the challenge.

Locals participating in craft making activitiesAn example craft making activity

To arrange a session please contact Rhiannon Watkinson, Heritage Outreach Officer.

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