Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
A car parking charge Is payable
See what events are scheduled at Cosford
Find out the latest news and updates for our Cosford site
Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency
Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
Step back into time and onto Lancaster Bomber 'G for George' to witness this iconic campaign
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
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Read the latest news from our London Museum
Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
Want to know more about how to leave a Legacy to the RAF Museum?
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
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Find out more about our American Foundation?
Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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The Royal Air Force Museum collects and safeguards objects for the benefit of different generations who have donated/continue to donate artefacts for present and future use, engagement and enjoyment. The continuing development of the collection enables people to explore the RAF story for learning and inspiration.
There is a delicate balance to be found between safeguarding objects and the necessity to review and develop collections in order to keep them relevant. This is done through acquisition and, in some cases, through disposal.
The Museum has begun an ongoing Collections Review designed to take a critical look at the Collection to ensure it is developed in line with the Museum's strategic plans so it can improve the public's understanding of the RAF story.
The Review will ensure that each part of the Collection is carefully evaluated in order to make the collection more focussed.
During the Review a range of Museum professionals, forming a Collections Review Committee, will assess the Collection and determine how it should be developed for the future. They will propose specific key acquisitions and they may recommend that some objects are disposed of. In addition the Review will enable staff to consider present and future Collection conservation and preservation needs.
Throughout the Collections Review there will be periods of consultation where the Museum will be obtaining external expert advice, consulting with stakeholders and providing information to individuals and groups internally and externally with an interest in specific proposed acquisitions and disposals.
The priorities for the disposal of objects are that they are done for sound curatorial reasons and for the future retention of artefacts within the public domain. The terms of the Collections Review are outlined in the Museum's Collections Review Policy and supported by the principles of the Acquisition and Disposals Policy. The primary purpose of these policies is to assist the Board of Trustees to ensure acquisitions and disposals are carried out for the public benefit and to comply with the professional standards of the Museum sector:
The priority for any disposal is the continued retention of the artefact(s) selected within the public domain, wherever possible. The potential outcomes for disposal are:
The current objects selected for deaccessioning and disposal from the collection can be found by clicking the link below:
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