How to reach us
As one of London's premier tourist attractions reaching us is quick and easy. We're just 10 minutes from Junction 4 of the M1, 30 minutes from Central London by Tube, and a 7 minute bus ride from Colindale Underground Station. So why not visit?
Please note : Reduced Parking Facilities at our London Site
From mid-February we will be undertaking landscaping works of our London site as part of the Museum's RAF Centenary 2018 Transformation Programme, our preparations for the Centenary of the RAF's foundation in 2018. During these works we will have very limited car parking at our London site. We would therefore strongly advise that you journey to us by using public transport as we are unable to guarantee you a car parking space. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.
By Road Only 30 minutes from Central London. Follow the brown and white tourist signs from M25, M1 (Junction 4 Southbound), A41, A5 and North Circular (A406) roads.
There is a large car park on site. Since 1st April 2010 a small charge will be levied for cars parking at the museum. Click here for car parking charges. The museum provides free parking for coaches bringing groups of 20 or more people.
Currently several SatNav systems have incorrectly indexed our postcode which means that people are being told that they have arrived at their destination whilst they are still on the M1.
As a result we are recommending that rather than typing our postcode into your SatNav system that you input our road name "Grahame Park Way". If this does not work we suggest putting in the postcode NW9 5QW which will direct you to the small industrial estate that is located next to the Museum.
Route 303 passes the entrance to the Museum. Look at the entire route of the 303 bus on the TFL website. The bus stop for this service is located directly outside the exit of Colindale Underground station.
The Museum is situated at Colindale Underground on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line. Please alight at Colindale, not Hendon Central. Colindale is in Zone 4.
If you are not familiar with the London Underground, you can pick up a map free of charge from any Underground station or download one here. For useful ticketing information and service updates, visit the Transport for London website www.tfl.gov.uk.
To travel to the Museum, get on the Northern Line (the black line on the maps) travelling North. The Northern Line runs through Kings Cross Station so this can be a useful place to pick it up.
The two branches of the Northern Line merge at Camden Town. You need to be on a train travelling to EDGWARE (known as the Edgware Branch). If you are on the other line (the High Barnet Branch), then change at Camden Town onto an Edgware train. Trains heading to Mill Hill East are on the High Barnet Branch. All the electronic displays will show which destination the train is heading for: Edgware, High Barnet or Mill Hill East.
Stay on the Northern Line and alight at Colindale station. Do not alight at Hendon Central - this is the station before Colindale. The journey should take around half an hour from Kings Cross. There is only one exit from Colindale station. Turn left out of the Station and walk straight along the road for about 10 minutes - you will need to cross a roundabout and to stay on the right hand side of the road as the pavement runs out on the left after the roundabout. The Museum is on the right hand side of the road.
Mill Hill Broadway is the nearest rail station and is a 20 minute walk away. The station is on the Luton/Kings Cross/Thameslink line.
Trains are operated by:
- First Capital Connect
- Download the interactive network map here
- First Capital Connect operates trains between London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn.
Please note : you are able to take the 303 bus from Mill Hill Broadway to the Museum from Boarding Stop B. The approximate journey time for this travel is 7 minutes. Please ensure that you are taking the 303 bus to Colindale.
Nearest airports are:
- Heathrow - 26 km
- City - 28 km
- Luton - 39 km
- Gatwick - 57km
- Stansted - 57 km