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Sit in London's Cold War Phantom Jet on 29 and 30 October

Take-off to Cosford's Night Shoot on 26 and 27 November

Cosford to hold Service of Remembrance, 14 Nov

Visit our reading room

PLEASE NOTE: This is only available at our London site.


With the Museum now open we are delighted to announce that the Museum’s Reading Room has reopened and we are now taking appointment requests for 29 June onwards.

To help ensure a safe and productive experience for our readers we have made some changes to our Reading Room service. This includes introducing a new request form for appointments, a change in opening hours and initially only three researchers in the reading room at any one time.

To find out more read our Guide to using the reading room

Reading Room Guide

If you would like to visit the reading room please follow these steps:

  1. Request an appointment by completing the form at least 5 working days before you’d like to visit
  2. Discuss appointment with a member of the Archive, Library and Research Team and have visit confirmed
  3. Once confirmed book in using the Museum’s Digiticket system
  4. Come in on the day of your confirmed appointment to research

Our remote enquiry service is gradually returning to normal with the collections enquiry team returning to site on a regular basis - but not necessarily every day. The team are back to answering remote enquiries within 20 working days.

Reading Room Opening Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-3pm
Contact us
Archive & Library
RAF Museum London
Grahame Park Way
London, NW9 5LL