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Welcome to the RAF Museum Midlands, family fun for all ages.

  • Free admission
  • Ideal for families
  • Museum guides
  • Cafes on-site
  • Outdoor playground
  • Spitfire VR flights

A fantastic attraction for all the family

Red Arrows Simulator


War Planes


Jets & Planes

Tanks, Trucks & more

“An exciting, educational and fun experience for all the family”

Explore our free family-friendly museum

A wonderful day out and for free. Even if they were charging it would be worth a visit to see this collection, there are some wonderful machines here. There is something for everyone if your into aviation no matter what age you are.

Geoffrey P, Trip Advisor
Enjoy thrilling virtual experiences

Couldn’t believe just how much there was to see, especially as you only pay for parking! A great day out and one of the very best places I’ve visited in the country, value for money! Mostly indoors so perfect rain or shine for all the family!

Peter B, TripAdvisor
Discover our fun children's activities

Interesting morning out. Kept our 2 year old grand daughter interested with the large selection of planes - many indoors so perfect for a winter day. Café also serves really tasty food and the play area is great for toddlers.

Nicola N, Trip Advisor

Top things to do with kids

Keeping the family entertained

We have many indoor and outdoor children's activities for you to experience:

1. Explore the hangars, see the world's oldest Spitfire and visit Falklands legend Chinook Bravo November

2. Join the world famous aerobatic display team the Red Arrows in our 4D Theatre

3. Jump in our simulator and experience all the thrills of flying in an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

4. Visit our Virtual Reality Zone and go 10,000 feet in the air in one of the most iconic cockpits in history, a Spitfire

5. Let your children have hours of fun in our aviation themed outdoor playground

6. Get the family together and have a picnic in our spacious grounds

7. Book one of our tours

8. When you get home try our activities - build a merlin engine, or even build a Spitfire. You can also have a go at this fun Spitfire maths activity and read a moving letter from a father to a son

Family sitting on a giant deckchair

Interactive experiences

Encounter all the thrills and exhilaration of flying!

We have three amazing virtual experiences that the whole family can enjoy:

1. Experience all the thrills and exhilaration of flying over the beautiful Lake District in an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon flight simulator

2. Soar amongst the clouds and join the world famous aerobatic display team the Red Arrows in our 4D Theatre

3. Put on the VR goggles for our Spitfire 360° virtual reality experience to go 10,000 feet in the air in one of the most iconic cockpits in history


War in the Air

See the world's oldest Spitfire

The War in the Air collection is home to what is believed to be the world’s oldest Supermarine Spitfire Mk I, K9942.

The Spitfire forms the centrepiece of our display, where the RAF’s frontline fighters, the Spitfire, Hurricane, Gladiator and Defiant are face to face with their German rivals the Me 109 and Ju 88.

Book a tour of our War in the Air hangar, get close to the world’s oldest Spitfire and find out more about the aircraft exhibited.

Charges apply.

Spitfire Mk1

A great educational day out

Explore real-life RAF aircraft and artefacts

The Royal Air Force Museum Midlands is a great family day out – whatever the weather.  

Explore our spacious indoor hangars and enjoy learning about flying machines with the future aviators in your family.

Discover Cold War stories and view our thrilling displays of aircraft, iconic cars, models and tanks. Come and marvel at the famous RAF Chinook Bravo November and several other classic aircraft. 

We are open 10.00am to 5.00pm and admission is free, a fun day out for the family. Book your tickets in advance.

Chinook Bravo November

Fun things to do

Outdoor adventurous play

Our new, cool and themed outdoor playground is designed for families with children of all ages to enjoy hours of outdoor fun. Relax and watch as they run around, climb over the mini hangar and slide down the mock Victor aircraft.

Get ready for take off!

Children on a slide

Planning your visit

Indoor and outdoor facilities designed for all the family

Visitor Centre

The glass fronted Visitor Centre is the welcome point at the start of your visit. Here, our team of staff are available at the Admissions Desk if you have any questions. You can also purchase a souvenir guide book for your visit.

On-site Restaurant and Picnic Area

You can purchase breakfast, lunch and/or snack in the Airfield Kitchen. Why not take your food outside or bring your own and eat outside in the spacious grounds.

Baby and Toddler Friendly

Baby Changing Facilities are available in our Visitor Centre and all our Hangars. You can also find our new Changing Places Toilet in the Visitor Centre. You will also have no problem with your pushchairs as there are wide aisles in the hangars ensuring easy access.

Outdoor Playground

The playground is designed for families with kids of all ages to enjoy hours of outdoor fun! Watch as they climb over the mini hangar and slide down the mock Victor aircraft.

Frequently asked questions

You will need to pre-book your tickets, click on the "Book Tickets" button found at the top of this page. Booking your arrival time helps us to guarantee you the space you need for a safe and enjoyable experience. You will be emailed an order confirmation that will include your unique Booking Reference Number and a barcode that also contains this number.

How to reach us

We’re in Cosford, Shropshire


Royal Air Force Museum Midlands,
Lysander Avenue
Cosford, TF11 8UP

Contact us

Telephone: 01902 376 200


Opening times

Everyday from 10.00am - 5.00pm