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Royal Air Force Museum Midlands

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The Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. Entry is free and we’re open daily from 10.00am.

Things to See and Do

The new Bomber Command Exhibition is now open. Visitors can explore and engage with stories of the crew, technology and raids that were crucial to Allied victory in the Second World War.

Flight Simulator, 4D Experience and Virtual Reality Zone – come and try the 4D Experience, Black Hawk simulator and the Virtual Reality Zone in the Test Flight hangar (charges apply).

Discover the fascinating, sometimes surprising, array of aircraft and objects in the collection.

Alongside the aircraft are free exhibitions, flight-related memorabilia and interactive displays. View a variety of flight-related artwork in our art gallery. Some of these are available to purchase if one takes your fancy.

In the National Cold War Exhibition look out for the life-size Russian dolls and for those with a head for heights, take the lift to the top of our viewing gallery and look down at the mighty Belfast Transporter.

In Hangar 1, you will find the 1:1 scale Airfix Spitfire – which was featured on BBC2’s James May Toy Stories – complete with a model pilot.

Events this Spring

This spring drop into the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands for FREE and explore the fascinating stories behind the Museum’s world-beating collection of aircraft. If that wasn’t enough, the Museum has a range of special family events running throughout the Easter Holidays and at weekends that will both excite younger visitors’ imaginations while entertaining the whole family.

From 23 March to 7 April the Museum will be hosting Space Race and Fly,  in our multi-awarding winning National Cold War Exhibition. This event will include family favourites from the explosive Volatile History of Chemistry science show to the Space Odyssey Planetarium and the Museum’s popular Stargazing Evenings.

The Museum will be also hosting the Apollo 11 Academy – an interactive 40-minute  show that explores the race to put a man on the moon and places its visitors in the centre of the journey.

Family friendly facilities include extra wide aisles for push-chairs, baby buggy parks, baby changing rooms in each of the Museum’s Hangars, plus a Changing Places Toilet in the Museum’s Visitor Centre.  Don’t forget to drop in on Flight Zone, where for a small charge visitors can either paraglide down a virtual course, take the pilot’s seat in a virtual Spitfire, or ride a Typhoon Jet through the Cumbrian countryside in our simulator.

Visit www.rafmuseum.org.uk

Children in the Apollo11 exhibition at RAF Museum Midlands

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