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Self guided visits FAQs

Young Visitor in our 'RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018' exhibition
'First World War in the Air' exhibition
Sunderland Hall in Hangar 1


The Museum opens at 10am. Please make your way to the Museum's main entrance.

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 also 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 which take up less room.

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.


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 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 or 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.

Any other queries?

Please contact us on 020 8358 4896 if you have any queries regarding your visit. Resources and worksheets are available on our website.

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