Schools FAQs

On the day of your visit...


The Museum opens at 10am

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.

We suggest that you avoid bringing any large or bulky items, unless they are necessary. A good tip would be for children to bring lunches in carrier bags that can be thrown away.


There is a seating area in the Aeronauts Interactive Gallery where groups can eat their packed lunches (please note that this area can be very busy between 12:00 & 13:30); we also have a café on site if you wish to purchase any refreshments. If the weather is good we also have an outside picnic area.

Around the Museum

It is important to note that pupils must be supervised at all times when visiting the Museum.

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.

To help you remember your visit, you can take photos and videos throughout your visit in any part of the Museum.

Resources to support your visit

Visits to the Museum are self-guided, so you may find some of the resources on our website helpful.

Groups are welcome to make sketches of our aircraft, however we do ask that only dry media is used.

Museum Shop

School groups can enjoy a shop visit as part of their day at the Museum. We recommend that children are advised against buying pick n' mix sweets.

Any other queries?

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

Resources and age appropriate worksheets are available throughout this section of our website.