Free Wi-Fi now available at our London Site

Published on: 17 December 2014

A sample of the splash screen people will see on their mobile phonesThe Royal Air Force Museum London is now offering free Wi-Fi to all visitors thanks to a development grant awarded to the Museum by the Mayor of London’s Office. 

In total, the Museum received £69,000 from the Mayor of London’s Office enabling it to purchase the infrastructure required to roll out a free Wi-Fi service to visitors of its London site. After undergoing rigorous bench-testing the system was switched on, on the same day that HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the Museum’s First World War in the Air exhibition - 2 December.

On arrival at the Museum’s London site, visitors will receive via their mobile devices a short notification that they have access to the Museum’s Wi-Fi system. All they have to do is connect to the system after accepting the Museum’s terms and conditions of use. They are then free to start exploring the Museum’s collection on-line via the museum’s website.

Karen Whitting Director of Public Programmes said :

‘ I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor of London’s Office for their generous grant. Without it we would not be able to offer our visitors the opportunity to explore our digital archives at the same time they are discovering our physical objects. Over the next few months the Museum will be developing digital content to further enhance our visitors’ experience. This content will take various formats including 3D tours of various aircraft not normally accessible to the public, audio content from our oral history collection, and trails for our younger visitors to follow. All of this content will be accessible through our visitor’s smart-phones or other portable wi-fi enabled devices. 

I am confident that this new digital content will further enhance our visitors’ understanding and appreciation of the RAF story and our collection. We could not start this process of enhancing our physical exhibitions with digital content without a reliable Wi-Fi system, which, thanks to the Mayor of London’s Office, we now possess.’

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