An Announcement about Our Royal Patronage

SEN Schools

Students from Oak Lodge School show you what a visit to the RAF Museum could look like. 

Relaxed Mondays

We are once again offering our 'Relaxed Mondays' (one per half term) which are just for SEN schools. The dates for 2023/24 are:

4 March 2024

29 April 2024

24 June 2024

Sensory Story

A multi-sensory story following a day in the life of a pilot. Explore a range of sights, textures, smells and sounds, and try on RAF uniforms at the end. Suitable for all groups including PMLD students.

Hands-on History: Second World War

Immerse your students in the Second World War by exploring a range of fascinating objects, listening to 1940s music and experiencing an air raid. As a finishing touch, try on RAF uniforms for a great class photo. Suitable for MLD and SLD students.

To book, please complete our booking form. We can also offer adapted versions of most of our wide range of workshops - take a look at our school activity programmes (Primary programme and Secondary programme).

All our SEN sessions:

 - Are suitable for a maximum of 10 pupils 

 - Run for up to 45 minutes

 - Run Monday - Friday, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm 

 - Cost £40 per session

Cancellation fees may apply - please see our FAQ page for details


You may wish to prepare your students for a visit to the Museum using this visual story.

There is also a sound trail available which you can access using a mobile phone or tablet. The trail encourages users to listen to a sound and then locate the object in the exhibitions.

Click here for an example itinerary of a day at the RAF Museum.

NEW Sensory Stories

We have created some new Sensory Stories for use in schools, all with a Royal Air Force Museum link. You can choose from:

Aircraft factory - find out what was involved in building aircraft during the First World War

Noor Inayat Khan - the true story of a brave Muslim woman working undercover in occupied France during the Second World War

Trevor Edwards - the story of a fast jet pilot

Windrush - roughly one third of the Windrush’s passengers were RAF personnel returning from leave or veterans re-joining the service.

SEN Discovery Box 

Our specially created SEN handling box (complete with activity suggestions) features a range of exciting real and replica artefacts for your students to explore at school.

Please contact us for more information: 

The workshop was very informative and interactive, perfect for our students with Additional Educational Needs. Our facilitator... was calm... kind and accommodating of all the questions and needs of our students.
The staff who greeted us worked by far and beyond to make sure our students who are on the autism spectrum had a room to eat their lunch and a room where they could go into at any time throughout the day.