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Complete Stages 1 & 2 of the Air Activities Badge at RAF Museum Midlands!

Join us for our popular Scouts Takeover Day at RAF Museum Midlands, where we invite Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to the Museum to complete Stages 1 and 2 of the Air Activities Badge!

Our Access and Learning staff will lead the event, facilitating activities designed to fulfil all of the necessary criteria for gaining the badges: this includes a pilot talk and Q&A session!

This event is completely free to groups and is a standalone event, funded by the Royal Air Force Youth Engagement Team. To complete the Air Activities Badge in a self-guided capacity at the Museum, or to book your group in for any other reason, please see general Scout visits.

We are now fully booked for 2024. To be the first to hear when 2025 dates become available, please monitor this page and keep an eye on RAFMLearning.

The Glider Challenge Returns this Autumn!

The Glider Challenge will return in Autumn 2024!

Glider participants learn about the theory of flight and compete in teams to build and fly a glider – with plenty of awards up for grabs! 

All schools receive a free resource pack, including a lesson plan that is aligned to the national curriculum so that teachers can cover the challenge within school time. 

Please monitor this page or follow RAFMLearning for any updates regarding the Glider Challenge 2024.


Free STEM Days at RAF Museum Midlands!

Every year we have free STEM Days for schools up for grabs, kindly sponsored by the Royal Air Force Youth Engagement Team. 

Come to RAF Museum Midlands and enjoy a day of selected STEM workshops from our current workshop offering, absolutely free!

STEM Days run from 10:00am until 2:00pm. 

We currently have a spaces available for our STEM Day on 3 June 2024.

Please email learning-midlands@rafmuseum.org to book your class in.

Places on our free STEM Days are limited. To be the first to hear when new dates become available, please monitor this page and keep an eye on RAFMLearning.

Join Our School Advisory Board!

The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce it has been awarded investment from The National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund for its Inspiring Everyone: RAF Museum Midlands Development Programme.

This ambitious project will deliver a major regional engagement programme, alongside a site transformation. An immersive exhibition will explore today’s RAF, a new Learning Centre will provide bespoke facilities, and a purpose-built Collections Hub will enable the Museum’s stored collection to be shared with the public for the first time. The complementary development of a woodland landscape and new public realm will encourage outdoor learning, discovery, and contemplation. The project will also support the Museum to achieve its commitment to Carbon Net Zero by 2030. Throughout the programme, we will learn alongside the RAF, working with their environmental think tank to invest in sustainable technologies and operations.

To help us co-curate and co-create, we are looking for teachers to join our School Advisory Board to shape the future of learning at the RAF Museum. Throughout the development period, we will be working closely with school groups on bespoke projects. If you would be interested in supporting us and being the first to know about these works, register for our School Advisory Board.

Join our Youth Advisory Panel!

We are looking for 16 to 24 year olds to support our Midlands Development Programme by joining our Youth Advisory Panel. 

Help us to shape our museum into an engaging and relevant space for young people by inputting into our Midlands Development Programme, from the planning stages, to delivery and beyond.

What you will do:

  • Produce exhibitions and input into design plans.
  • Discuss plans for the Midlands Development Programme.
  • Attend quarterly meetings at RAF Museum Midlands.

What you will gain:

  • Some great experience for your CV!
  • The chance to make our museum into a relevant space for our younger audience.
  • The opportunity to meet other like-minded young people.

What we need from you: 

  • A passion for heritage
  • Ability to attend the quarterly meetings at the Midlands site

For more information or to sign up please email us at midlandsyouthpanel@rafmuseum.org

A Cross-Curricular Christmas! 

A Cross-Curricular Christmas will be returning to RAF Museum Midlands in December 2024. 

Students will get the chance to participate in three festive History and STEM themed activities throughout the day, including: 

  • Present Drop
  • Rocketing Around the Christmas Tree
  • Christmas Spirit (of the Blitz)

Bookings open in September 2024. Monitor this page or RAFMLearning for an announcement.