Announcement About Our Royal Patronage


The Museum site is vast and it is difficult to see everything in just one visit. Here are some suggestions about what you could fit into a short and longer visit:

National Cold War Exhibition

Explore the immense threat posed to world peace and security during this significant period of the 20th century. See a real piece of the Berlin wall and the V Bombers - Vickers, Valiant, and Vulcan.
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Test Flight

Immerse yourself in a chronological display of First World War, Interwar, Second World War and Test flight aircraft. See the Battle of Britain display, the world's oldest Spitfire, and the only surviving Defiant. Test Flight also includes our TSR-2, simulation zone with Parachute Drop, a 4D experience, virtual reality and more.
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War in the Air

The display includes British and German aircraft, all with an important place in the development of military aviation. It includes the Bomber Command exhibition, the V1 bomb and V2 missile and the newly-restored Wellington bomber.

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Hangar 1

See a mini-display of the Museum's collection of Falklands aircraft as well as a display of transport and training aircraft. See Bravo November up close.

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RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018

The entrance to our Test Flight hangar has been filled with exhibits celebrating the RAF’s centenary in 2018.

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Please note: The Museum regularly undertakes a programme of maintenance and conservation, so some exhibits or Hangars may be temporarily inaccessible. If you are visiting us to see something specific, please contact us in advance to ensure it that it is on display and available for public viewing.