London opens at 9.30am daily for Half Term, 23 - 31 October

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

We are delighted to announce that the Museum’s Reading Room has reopened and we are now taking appointment requests for 29 June onwards. We’ve made some changes to our reading room service. Please follow these steps to use the reading room:

  1. Request an appointment by completing the form below 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.

Please submit this form to request an appointment to visit the RAF Museum Reading Room. A member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss the details of your visit. This form is for booking one person (or one person with a carer).

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What is the nature of your research?(Required)
Research output(Required)
If you request copies of documents or make your own copies with a camera, you will be asked to complete a copying order form and copyright declaration. If you wish to publish images of material held in the Museum’s collection, including on social media, you must contact the Museum to discuss the necessary permissions and reproduction fees that are applicable. Our Reading Room Regulations can be found at
Please confirm you have read through our Reading Room Regulations and the statement above.(Required)
Can we keep you informed of our programme of events and research lectures?(Required)

Information submitted on this form will be used for the purposes of processing your booking, to enable us to compile statistics of the number and geographical distribution of users, and to ensure the security of the unique and irreplaceable materials we hold. Your data will not be stored in any computer database or made available to any third party.