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Schools FAQs


The following FAQs apply to those schools who have booked a workshop at the Museum. If you are visiting on a self-guided visit please refer to our self-guided FAQs.

If you have not booked yet then please do fill out our online booking form

Where do I go once we've arrived?

The Museum opens from 10.00am

Our volunteers will meet you once you’ve arrived to the Museum and we are open to the public. If arriving by coach please stay on this where he/she will meet you. If you’re coming via public transport please head straight to the main entrance (Hangar 1) where he/she will meet you at 10.00am. Once they’ve met you they will explain where to meet for your workshop and where lunch will be. Then they will take you to where your bags and coats will be stored for the day.

Where can I find the Pre-visit resources, Risk assessment etc? 

Please see following links 

Site Map

View available resource materials

Museum Risk assessment

Can I come on a pre-visit?

A pre-visit to our site is advisable as there's lots to see! If you are able to visit between 10.30am and 4.00pm (Monday to Friday) a member of the Access & Learning team may be available to have a quick chat with you on your pre-visit. To enquire further please do email us:

How can children get the most out of the workshop?

Our workshops are designed to fit around your curriculum. Let us know on your booking form what your Learning Objectives are and speak to your presenter at the start of the workshop so they can pitch the workshop for you. For pre-and-post-visit resources to help you make the most of your workshop please click here

What about us adults? How can we help?

We are a team with many years experience working with children. We know that the best school visits are those where teachers are as engaged as their students. So please, put your mobiles out of sight, keep chat with colleagues to a minimum and get ready to enjoy yourself!

Do you have parking and is there a car park charge?

If arriving by car or minibus, the Museum has a car parking charge of £4.00 per vehicle for up to 6 hours (£3.00 up to 3 hours). Please bring change for the Pay and Display. (This includes Blue Badge Holders) Parking for coaches is free but must be booked in advance.

Where do I have lunch and do you have bag/coat storage?

The location and timing of your lunch will be sent to you once the booking is confirmed. On the day of your visit our volunteer/s will take you to where bags and coats can be stored for the visit.

We have limited storage so if possible please ask pupils to bring lunches in carrier bags as these take up less space and are easier to carry. We suggest that you avoid bringing any large or bulky items, unless they are necessary. We also have a cafe on site if you wish to purchase any refreshments. If the weather is good we have an outside picnic space.

Please be aware that you may be subject to a bag check on your visit to the Museum. We appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

What can I do outside of my workshop?

Outside of your workshop and lunch timings please do feel free to explore the Museum (we have six hangars to explore!). It is important to note that pupils must be supervised at all times. Groups are welcome to make sketches of our aircraft, however we do ask that only dry media is used. Our resources page may also help with ideas for additional things to do during your visit. Please click here

Is the Museum accessible to all?

The Royal Air Force Museum London welcomes everyone and aims to ensure an enjoyable visit to all. We offer a wide range of facilities for visitors who require additional assistance during their visit.

All parts of the Museum are accessible to wheelchair users. However, it is helpful if you notify us in advance so that necessary access arrangements can be made. For further information about accessibility please click here

How do I pay for my workshop/s?

An invoice for your workshop/s will be sent out by our finance department after the visit has taken place.

Do you have a Museum shop?

Our Museum shop can be found in Hangar 1. It is advisable to visit this before leaving the Museum. Hangar 1 is both the entry and exit point to the Museum.

How do I book for the simulator or 4D theatre?

These can't be pre-booked and are operated by the shop. If you have any enquiries regarding these please do give the shop a call on 020 8205 6867.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your booking but give less than 2 weeks’ (10 working days) notice, you will be charged in full. Likewise, if your school fails to arrive on the booked date of your activity, you will also be charged in full.

Any other queries?

Please contact us on 020 8358 4896 or email us if you have any queries regarding your visit.

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