Maps and directions


By Road

Cosford is centrally located with good motorway access from the M6 southbound (Junction 12) via the A5, one mile from junction 3 on the M54 for northbound travellers. The Museum is only thirty minutes from the centre of Birmingham and ten minutes from Telford. There is a large car park on site, click here for charges.

  • From the south leave M6 at junction 10a
  • From the north leave M6 at junction 12 and follow A5 west

The Museum also has brown and white tourism direction signs labelled ‘RAF Museum’.

Please note, there is a height restriction of 13ft (3.9 metres) under the railway bridge approaching the airfield.

Sat Nav Users

Please note, not all systems recognise our postcode of TF11 8UP. Please use WV7 3EU as an alternative and follow Museum signs on approach.

By Rail

Cosford is located on the Birmingham to Shrewsbury line (via Wolverhampton) then ½ mile walk. (there is no footpath alongside the road)

Please check timetable and with rail operators including West Midlands Railway before visiting as Cosford station is unmanned with flights of steps from both platforms.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is the Cosford Garage, approximately a 1 mile walk to the Museum gates.

By Cycle

The Museum is conveniently located along National Cycle Route 81 which runs from Wellington to Albrighton. Cycle racks are situated next to the Museum Visitor Centre.

By Air

Visitors can fly in to Cosford airfield by prior arrangement with the RAF Air Traffic Control. Please telephone 01902 377030 for enquiries and give as much notice as possible. (Please note the airfield is property of RAF Cosford not the Museum)

Update: Air Traffic Control has informed us that they are not currently accepting civilian flying until further notice.