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A fun day out for the whole family
The Royal Air Force Museum London is a great family day out - whatever the weather. Explore our spacious indoor hangars and enjoy learning about flying machines. Discover the RAF story - past, present and future - and be wowed by the people you find out about along the way, with plenty of interactivity built into our exhibitions, there really is something for everyone.
We have created several trails and activities for families to enjoy as you explore the hangars. You can pick these up near the entrance to each hangar.
Challenge your child
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World
The Avro Vulcan was used during the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Find out more about this amazing aeroplane in our fun Vulcan quiz. (Suitable for children aged 3+)
The Falklands conflict required aeroplanes to travel huge distances to complete their missions. Find out more with our Refuelling Resource. (Suitable for children aged 8+)
There are several digital trails available for families which you can access via your phones.
Our Backpacks have been specially created for children aged 3 – 8. Explore the Museum using the binoculars, torch or magnifying glass; plot your route with the compass and complete all of the activities in the Backpack Trail - all with an RAF Teddy to help you.
Backpacks are free to borrow and are available from admissions in H1 (to be returned at the end of your visit).
Fun sessions for pre-school children on the second Tuesday and last Thursday of the month (term time only) - £3 per child.
We have many events for families and other audiences. Check out our events page to see what's coming up.
Visit the playground
Make sure you explore our excellent Outdoor playground which is designed for families with children under 11 to enjoy hours of outdoor fun! Here they will find mini-models of iconic aircraft including the legendary Vickers Vimy, famous Spitfire and powerful Sea King helicopter. You can find more information about the playground here.
Things to do when you get home
Enjoyed your day with us? Continue the fun at home with these free making activities.