Welcome to the RAF Museum London, family fun for all ages.

  • Free admission
  • Ideal for families
  • Museum guides
  • Cafe’s on-site
  • Outdoor playground
  • Falklands 40

A fantastic attraction for all the family

Red Arrows Simulator


War Planes


Jets & Planes

Tanks, Trucks & more

“An exciting, educational and fun experience for all the family”

Explore our free family-friendly museum

Wow, just Wow !... Stumbled on the place while looking for something to do after a night away in London with my children.

Jason V, Trip Advisor
Enjoy thrilling virtual experiences

Outstanding facility with dozens of planes from all through history! A wonderful experience for my young family with loads for the kids to do and see. I would highly recommend it!

Harry R, Google
Discover our fun children's activities

Absolutely brilliant. Free entry, car park £5 for 3 hours, so much to do and see. The museum was awesome. We took some children on a day out here and they haven’t stopped talking about it, and we only saw one hangar!

Eric, Trip Advisor

A great educational day out

Explore real-life RAF aircraft and artefacts

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 with your kids. Meet the RAF and its amazing people, take part in a RAF mission and learn about the brave RAF men and women. The whole family will be able to enjoy our interactive exhibitions exploring the first 100 years of the RAF. 

We are open 10.00am – 5.00pm and admission is free, a cheap day out for the family. Book your tickets in advance.

A cheap day out

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Keeping the family entertained

We have many indoor and outdoor children's activities for you to experience:

1. Explore the hangars and take part in our trails and activities

2. Book one of our tours

3. Join the world famous aerobatic display team the Red Arrows in our 4D Theatre

4. Jump in our simulator and experience all the thrills of flying in a RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

5. Sit in the cockpit of a Spitfire for a once in a lifetime experience

6. Let your children have hours of fun in our themed outdoor playground

7. Get the family together and have picnic or lunch in our Hendon Kitchen

8. Explore the interior of our mighty Sunderland Flying Boat

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Family Trails and Backpacks

We have several trails and activities for you and your family to enjoy as you explore the hangars. Each of the hangars offers a different activity that can be enjoyed with the family.

In Hangar 1 we have our fun digital quiz. Test your memory, solve a riddle and find the answers to questions. When you visit Hangar 2 take part with Jack, the squadron dog, in his family trail to find out all about the First World War in the Air. Challenge your child in Hangars 3, 4, 5 by discovering the aircraft, stories and fascinating science behind our collections. Join Bob, an RAF pilot, in Hangar 6 as you explore 'The RAF in an Age of Uncertainty'.

Look out for our digital trails:

  • Falklands 40 - learn about the Falklands 40 story
  • Family Sound Trail - listen to sounds and find the objects in our incredible exhibitions 
  • Royal Trail - find out about the Royal Family's involvement with the RAF

If you have children aged 3 to 8, borrow a backpack from admissions in Hangar 1 and 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.

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Interactive experiences

Encounter all the thrills and exhilaration of flying!

We have two amazing virtual experiences that the whole family can enjoy:

1. Experience all the thrills and exhilaration of flying over the beautiful Lake District in a RAF Eurofighter Typhoon flight simulator

2. Soar amongst the clouds and join the world famous aerobatic display team the Red Arrows in our 4D Theatre

Pre-book your ticket at a small additional cost to secure your desired experience. Single and family tickets available.

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Planning your visit

Indoor and outdoor facilities designed for all the family

Visitor Centre

The glass fronted Visitor Centre is the welcome point at the start of your visit. Here, our team of staff are available at the Admissions Desk if you have any questions. You can purchase a souvenir guide book for your visit at £5.00.

On-site Cafe, Kitchen, Restaurant and Picnic Area

Purchase your lunch in the Hendon Kitchen, grab a tea or coffee and a snack at our Sunderland Café or bring your own food and eat outside in the spacious grounds.

Baby and Toddler Friendly

Baby Changing Facilities are available in our Visitor Centre and all our Hangars except Hangar 2 where you can find our Changing Places Toilet. You will also have no problem with your pushchairs as there are wide aisles in the hangars ensuring access is very easy.

Outdoor playground

The playground is designed for families with kids of all ages 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.

Frequently asked questions

You will need to pre-book your tickets, click on the "Book Tickets" button found at the top of this page. Booking your arrival time helps us to guarantee you the space you need for a safe and enjoyable experience. You will be emailed an order confirmation that will include your unique Booking Reference Number and a barcode that also contains this number.

How to reach us

We’re in London

As one of London’s premier tourist attractions reaching us is quick and easy. We’re just 10 minutes from Junction 4 of the M1, 30 minutes from Central London by Tube, and a 7 minute bus ride from Colindale Underground Station.


RAF Museum London,
Grahame Park Way,
London, NW9 5LL

Contact us

Telephone: 020 8205 2266

Email: london@rafmuseum.org

Opening times

Everyday from 10.00am - 5.00pm