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
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?
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
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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Follow these seven simple steps to get involved.
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Everyone. Our decisions on who we involve and the role they do is based first and foremost on their skills, experience and merits; matching motivations and expectations.
We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of a volunteer’s involvement.
We welcome applications from people of all interests, abilities, backgrounds and communities.
Volunteering with us gives you the opportunity to discover more about our Museums, get close to a unique and nationally important collection, make friends, see behind the scenes, and develop your skills. As a volunteer, you will also receive:
• Discount in our shops and cafes
• Annual volunteer recognition event
• Reciprocal site visits between London and Cosford
• Travel and food expenses reimbursed in line with our policy
All our roles require different abilities, and we will make reasonable adjustments to help you take part. Please let us know about any adjustments you may need. If you see a role you like, please apply and we can agree the best way forward. If you have specific concerns, please get in touch.
Our buildings are fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility needs.
We have a policy to consider people who have criminal records for volunteering roles. We ask you to inform us of any unspent convictions before you start volunteering, so we can ensure the role is a suitable match. All roles are risk assessed accordingly.
Please see our recruitment process for further details about when you will need to declare the conviction.
Our standard lower age for volunteering is 16 years old, however with the right safeguards, working practices and procedures in place, we are able to involve volunteers as young as 14 years old unaccompanied, if they are a part of a recognised group. We do have some roles that are only open to 18 years plus.
If you are looking for a work experience placement, please visit here for more information.
For most roles, whilst a knowledge and experience of the RAF is beneficial, it isn’t crucial as you can learn about this as you go. If this is crucial, we will state this on the role description.
Not at all. Some roles require you to have particular skills and knowledge. The role description for each volunteering opportunity will tell you what kind of experience is required. Most roles just need your time and enthusiasm.
All volunteers will have an induction and, if needed, you will also get specific training for your role. Staff members are always on hand to provide ongoing help and support during your time volunteering with us.
We have a variety of volunteering opportunities – some that you can do from home, ad hoc when you have time or weekly/fortnightly/monthly on various and set days. All our role descriptions will describe the type of commitment we are seeking. Our offer is wide ranging, so we are confident you will find something to help us with. All information about our available roles can be found on our website. If you can’t find a role that matches your availability, you can join our mailing list to receive email notification for all new volunteering opportunities relevant to the location you want to volunteer.
We recruit to advertised roles, as we want to ensure you have a great experience. Please keep an eye on our website or join our mailing list to receive email notifications for all our new volunteering opportunities.
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