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The Cockpit Tour

Sit in our Spitfire Aircraft Daily!
Bruce Dickinson in our Spitfire Experience
Martin Kemp in our Spitfire Experience

Climb inside the Spitfire MK16 and take the pilot’s seat, learn about the aircraft and see what it would have been like to fly a Spitfire.

Access Details

Sitting in the cockpit of a Spitfire is a once in a lifetime experience, to make sure you’re prepped for the day please take note of our access restrictions before purchasing your tickets:

  • You must be physically fit to climb a small number of steps and lift your legs and full body weight into the cockpit
  • Please wear trousers or shorts. Skirts and dresses may prevent or restrict access
  • Please wear flat shoes with a good grip on them. Please note: we cannot allow the public access without appropriate footwear.
  • You are more than welcome to take pictures once inside the cockpit – please come with a camera that can be zipped into a pocket or a camera with a strap
  • Spitfire Cockpits are small - please see measurements below for your information.
  • If the museum feels that it is not safe or possible for you to access the Spitfire MK16 cockpit then we reserve the right to refuse access. Please refer to the terms and conditions displayed at the Experience before purchasing your ticket 

Spitfire MK16 Cockpit

 
 

Access Times

 

This new experience opens at 11.00am until last session at 5.00pm. Just turn up on the day and make your way to our Mark 16 Spitfire in Historic Hangars, where you will be able to book your time slot on the day.

Tickets

 

£10 per person

All ticket sales help support the RAF Museum 

The 360º Flight

From 20 October
Just one of the views during your 6 minutes flight

The Spitfire 360° is a brand-new experience developed by the RAF Museum which puts the visitor 10,000 feet in the air in one of the most iconic cockpits in history.

Once visitors put on the VR goggles they are in the cockpit and have a fully interactive 360° panoramic view around them. The 6-minute flight includes engine start, taxi, take off and a circuit of the airfield with low passes, swoops, banks and a loop-de-loop. The experience ends with a landing and taxi into the hangar.

The footage for the Spitfire 360° was created especially for the RAF Museum enables the visitor to have the feel of what it must have been like flying the Spitfire. Its all-around view provides an insight in how the pilot handles the controls during taking off or while throwing the Spitfire from a loop to a tight turn.

Access Times

 

This new experience opens at 11.00am until last session at 5.00pm. Just turn up on the day and make your way to our Mark 16 Spitfire in Historic Hangars, where you will be able to book your time slot on the day.

Tickets

 

£5 per person

All ticket sales help support the RAF Museum 
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