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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal

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Over 70 iconic aircraft are displayed at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, 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 Cosford and other attractions to your Shifnal trip itinerary using our Shifnal family vacation planner.
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  • The RAF museum covers a huge range of aircraft and air warfare in general. It isn't even limited to RAF aircraft but also has examples from other air forces. There are fearsome examples of missiles, a...  more »
  • Whether you have an interest or not one iota of interest in aircraft this is a great place to visit. So much to see and so much to do including a very realistic flight simulator. The Cold War Museum t...  more »
  • Excellent in all respects and FREE. Will go again if in the area. Contains some aircraft and other artifacts that you will not see anywhere else in the world! Very entertaining and educational to all ...  more »
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  • Where else can you see a Vulcan, Victor and Canberra all in one room? Truly amazing collection of ww2 and cold war military planes. There are three hangers to explore, with the huge cold war display in a purpose built hanger that you should save to last. You could time your visit with the annual air show for a fantastic full day out with the family.
  • What an amazing place. Certainly a big wow when you walk in. So much to see and do. Loads of things to keep kids entertained. Good restaurant too. Can't wait to go back.
  • absolutely amazing air museum with exhibits seemingly in mid air in the large hanger. A great day out for all the family with facilities first class and easy access from roads try it out... you won't be disappointed
  • We are frequent visitors for over 15 years and can say it just keeps getting better. Based over 4 large hangers this free museum is a great day out for adults and children. Loads of aircraft to see and a great interactive area for the kids. Based in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, it is really easy to find just off the M54 motorway. There is a small charge for parking (£4.50 for the day) but you are getting in for free after all . Only criticism is that the catering facilities are not the best and those liking a slice of home made cake will be disappointed. Hot food though is ok. Good access for wheelchair users throughout the museum. The Annual Cosford Air Show in June is very popular and worth going too, if the weather is good.
  • Quite simply one of the best aircraft museums in the UK although the restaurant is mediocre at best. Of course, that's not what you're there for though! Stand underneath the Avro Vulcan and look up into the Bomb Bay or take a ride on the Red Arrows simulator! All in all a fantastic day out! Been there loads of times!