Self guided visits FAQs

The following FAQs are for those who are visiting the Museum on a self-guided visit. If you are visiting to take part in one of our workshops please refer to our booked workshops FAQs.

  • Yes - please fill out our schools online booking request form
  • Once we have processed your booking, we will send you further information about your visit.

  • Yes - we would highly recommend coming for a pre-visit so that you can familiarise yourself with the Museum and ask staff any questions you may have. To book a pre-visit and for more information please email

  • Schools arriving by coach or minibus (pre-booked):
    • If your school is here for a self-guided visit, you or your driver will need to ask a member of staff for directions to door 19. Here you can log your vehicle registration details. This will void the car parking charge on exit from the car park.

  • Please head straight to the main entrance (Hangar 1 – H1) and enjoy your day!

  • If we don’t have a school booked in to attend a workshop at the Museum, we would be happy to reserve the lunch space for your class (at a specified time and subject to availability)
  • Sorry, but we are unable to offer bag storage to self-guided school groups.

  • We have six large hangars to explore and a green open space. 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.

  • 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

  • Our Museum shop can be found in Hangar 1

  • Please let us know as soon as possible, particularly if you were arriving by coach as this will free up spaces (no charge is incurred for self-guided visit cancellations)
Any other queries?