Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, Shifnal

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Over 70 iconic aircraft are displayed at Royal Air Force (RAF) 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. Put Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford into our Shifnal trip itinerary tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lovely day with the family and the young grandchildren loads to see and do, cafe was fantastic and lovely to see home made cakes on offer, the older man making the coffee was a real joy and so where t...  more »
  • Took my next door neighbor for his 91st birthday . Last time he was at Cosford was just after WW2 . He loved it and so did my wife and I .  more »
  • Cosford museum is a fabulous place to see the history of flight especially British aircraft. The museum is packed with examples of all the major aircraft manufacturers. Whether you are an aviation ent...  more »
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  • A good day out with my family, absolutely stunning planes on show. You can sense the history of each planes and artifacts when reading about them. The museum is so big and you will need 4 hours at least see everything. The best thing was it was free with only a parking charge, its also kid friendly. We will visit again definitely.
  • Whether you go as a family, friends, or even alone, there is alot to see and learn. The kids area is amazing and educational. I have been going here for about 13 years and i have been more than 30 times. That is how amazing this place is. I highly recommend. And this is coming from a 15 year old
  • Great place to visit, free entry only paid £4 to park for 3 hours, unfortunately the downstairs section of the cold War exhibit was closed for maintenance which was a shame but still loads to see. Staff were friendly and approachable, there's picnic benches outside and lots of space to sit on the grass, I recommend buying a guide book as it's easy to miss sections, we almost missed the last hanger and saw it on the way out. I would get there early as it soon got really busy, But a great day out for all ages, highly recommend.
  • We had a lovely morning here. The cafe was great and the freshly made cakes were absolutely delicious!! There is so much to see in the museum and our little boy especially enjoyed the interactive activities and getting to sit in a plane.
  • This place is the best. My girlfriend booked this trip for me as she knows I have a deep love affair with aviation and the British Military. Located in the cute region of Shropshire is this majestic triple hanger museum on site with RAF Cosford which itself is the training site for ground crew recruits. Exhibitions are vast and exciting with the three main focus points being supersonic, cold-war and WWII. There is a little cafe from which you can buy a slice of cake with all proceeds going directly back into the museum and it's assets. If anybody has an interest in history and aviation science then you would definitely enjoy this visit.
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