Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
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
See what events are scheduled at Cosford
Find out the latest news and updates for our Cosford site
Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency
Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
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
Step back into time and onto Lancaster Bomber 'G for George' to witness this iconic campaign
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
See what events are planned at our London site
Read the latest news from our London Museum
Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
Want to know more about how to leave a Legacy to the RAF Museum?
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Want to become a Patron?
Find out more about our American Foundation?
Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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The following information provides some answers to questions which prospective donors often ask and may be of help to you in your decision to donate items to the Museum.
Donors often ask what kinds of historical materials we wish to acquire. Please remember that the Museum accepts only items which fall within its Collection Policies. If you are in doubt about the suitability of your items for donation, please contact us to discuss further.
The Museum's collections are not kept permanently on public display. However, all the Museum's collections not currently on display can be accessed, by prior arrangement with the Museum staff.
In addition to display, the Museum's collections may used by: staff and visiting researchers family and local historians
visiting school groups. The Museum's collections are also loaned out to Registered Museums to enhance their displays.
In general, because of the increased risk of loss or damage, the Museum does not lend objects to individuals.
For all practicable purposes, Museum objects are retained for ever. The Museum's Acquisitions and Disposals Policy contains a strong presumption against the disposal of objects from its collections. However, in exceptional circumstances, the Museum may dispose of items, in accordance with the Museums Association's Code of Ethics for Museums (www.museumsassociation.org). After an initial offer of the item to other registered museums in the UK, the item may be put up for sale. Any funds received from such a sale will be credited to the Museum's Purchase Fund, which can only be used for the purchase of new objects for the Museum's collections.
All items not on public display in the Museum are either out on loan to other institutions or carefully stored by the Curatorial Departments. Visitors can gain access to view such items, by contacting the Museum and booking an appointment to view.
By signing the Transfer of Title form, you are transferring full ownership of the item from your self to the Museum in perpetuity. If you have any concerns, please contact us before signing.
The Museum's collections are held in trust for the Nation and, in the event of permanent closure, we would expect the collections to be transferred elsewhere within the National Collections.
Please bear in mind that it is an invitation, rather than a demand. The Museum receives many requests for copies of material in its collections, for a variety of purposes including research and private study. Whilst copyright law allows us to provide copies of some material for non-commercial research and private study without seeking the copyright owner's permission, the need for authors and publishers to obtain permission can involve the Museum in significant amounts of work, especially where the copyright owner does not inform us of changes of address etc.
Assigning copyright to the Museum would reduce the administration involved in handling such requests, thereby enabling more staff time to be spent on caring for the Museum's collections and giving the opportunity for the Museum to raise income that would be ploughed back into improving the exhibitions and other facilities for visitors.
Copyright is held by the person who creates "an original literary, artistic, musical or dramatic work" and can be bequeathed or assigned to other people or organisations. However, where a work is created as part of someone's employment, the author's employer owns the copyright. For example, photographs taken by an RAF photographer for official purposes are Crown Copyright, but where an airman takes photographs of his friends off-duty, he would hold the copyright. How long does copyright last?
The duration of copyright depends on a number of factors, but for works in private copyright the term is usually 70 years from the end of the year in which the creator died.
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