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Royal Air Force Museum, Shifnal

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
Over 70 iconic aircraft are displayed at Royal Air Force Museum, dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force. The museum uses two sites (the other one is in London) to introduce visitors of all ages to internationally important aircraft, housed at this location inside three large hangars. Don’t miss a rare chance to see the world’s oldest Spitfire, part of an extensive Warplanes Collection. The museum also includes the National Cold War Exhibition, opened in 2007 to showcase V bombers and other aircraft used during the Cold War era. The exhibition uses "silo theaters" and a variety of media to depict the key events of those years. The museum also offers special birthday party packages, with private rooms available for rent. Add Royal Air Force Museum and other attractions to your Shifnal trip itinerary using our Shifnal family vacation planner.
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  • We decided to visit the museum on the last day of a two night break as my husband used to be in the RAF in the 60s and the whole site was amazing. Entry is free with car parking £3 for up to 3 hours a...  read more »
  • So much to see, so much to remember about RAF history. It's all here! This is a world class collection of military aircraft and a must see for anybody who likes planes. 
  • First of all there is a charge for parking of £3 for 3 hours, AND THAT'S IT. Entry into this fantastic museum is free. The displays are really impressive, laid out over 3 hangers, it's a big place so ...  read more »
  • Super day out even for families. Theres a large car park(chargable) The museum itself is free. There is a cafe, good toilet facilities and a gift shop. There are picnic tables outside for nice days & packed lunchers. The museum itself is very big, very factual and has lots to see and learn about. The museum also hold seperate event evenings....check out the website for all the details.
  • I was very impressed by the museum. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the exhibits are very well maintained. The Cold War hangar is very impressive and the discovery section is a great way for children to learn about flight, aerodynamics and engineering.
  • This is a excellent place to visit. It's free! Apart from fairly reasonable parking costs. The exhibits are lovely. Good education zone for kids and a chance to get into a cockpit on weekends normally. Recommended.
  • Loads to do and plenty to see. Great day out for all the family. A picnic is the best option. You won't get a better day out for the minimal cost.
  • RAF Cosford is wonderful. The main building is worth the visit - designed by a genius. A really peculiar shape. There are many aircraft to see and there are educational areas, too, showing how aerodynamics operate in keeping aircraft airborne. Keeps the kids busy. The cafeteria is good. Obviously not Michelin but way better than I expected. Aircraft are both within building as well as out in the elements and the selection on display will delight anyone, ranging from WW1, through WWII and into the Cold War eras. Very helpful staff. And it's free!
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