Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
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Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Cold War Cafe 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
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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
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
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The Aircraft and Exhibits Collection holds a vast collection of equipment and artefacts covering all aspects of aviation history but with a particular emphasis on the RAF and its predecessors. This Department does not hold the uniforms, clothing, medals and decorations.
Visitors often ask what the collection contains - well anything from fire bells to beds to crockery. Remember those single beds in the barrack block and the cup in the NAAFI well this is where examples are kept.
Instruments form a vital part of an aircraft and we hold many thousands. They provide not only a vital source of material for our vital restoration work but also illustrate their evolution.
Over the years the Service has produced many trophies and cups to record the excellence of its work and the performance of its men and women. A number of these items have found their way to the RAF Museum and we make every effort to display parts of this collection when the opportunity occurs.
Our collection of propellers is heavily biased towards the wooden two and four bladed examples. With a total exceeding 250 we think we have a very good representative collection. Metal propellers are held in much smaller numbers (often due to their size.)
It's a small collection compared to others but it nevertheless holds some fascinating examples covering the entire period.
It is almost impossible to do justice to this large collection except to say its one of the richest and most rewarding for the social historian. It literally contains almost anything you might think of which was acquired or used to commemorate some event or events in service life. Just two examples will have to suffice to illustrate the breadth of the holdings - a kilometre stone to mascot, a tapestry to a bullet damaged cigarette case - all have a fascinating story to tell.
The Royal Air Force is a military service and a major part of its inventory are weapons. Our collection can be separated into missiles, bombs and guns.
From the earliest darts through blockbusters to nuclear weapons
A comprehensive collection of air weapons and an equally impressive personal weapons collection. (Because of the nature of this collection, most of the artefacts are not held on either public site and are not available for inspection by the general public).
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