Lightning Membership

Lightning membership at the RAF Museum

Lightning Membership has been designed for people that wish to visit the Museum regularly – particularly those that want to attend our members events that are designed for aviation enthusiasts and give special behind-the-scenes access to our collection. It has been designed to give you excellent value for money: the more you visit, the more you save and you'll also be given the VIP treatment.

You will:

  • Get behind-the-scenes access to the Museum with a subscription to our quarterly magazine: RADAR featuring interviews, features, profiles and coverage of what's happening with our WW1 Exhibition and centenary plans.
  • Get advance notice and priority booking for our dynamic events calendar of talks, photography nights, exhibition previews, meet-the-curator, behind-the-scenes tours and re-enactments as well as invitations to our complimentary members-only events, held three times a year. Lightning members also receive a discounted rate for tickets to member events.
  • Save money with a 10% discount in our Museum shop and online as well as a 10% discount in our on-site cafes and restaurants at both London and Cosford.
  • Keep up to date with our monthly eNewsletter straight to your inbox focusing on our timely news and events happening at both sites.

Lightning Membership costs just £50 per year - that's less than £5 per month. You can purchase membership here.

Renewing Your Lightning Membership

If you are ready to renew your Lightning Membership, you can do so online here.

Paying by Direct Debit


You can pay for a new membership or renew a existing membership by Direct Debit if you wish.  Please complete, sign and return a hard copy of the Direct Debit form to Shalaka Karlekar, Memberships, Development Department, RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL

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