Royal air force museum london

List of aircraft at the Royal Air Force Museum London

royal air force museum london

Our transformed free-to-enter Museum in Colindale, North-West London.

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The museum was opened in in a building formed from two aircraft hangars dating to World War I at the Hendon Aerodrome in northwestern London. Access is from Grahame Park Way. The collection includes more than 80 different aircraft on display, recovered from many different parts of the world. There is also a good collection of memorabiliaincluding uniforms, decorations, and trophiesrelating to flying and to key personalities in the history of flight. There is a branch museum at Cosford, Shropshire, where a large collection of aircraft is kept. The reserve collection is kept at Cardington, Bedfordshire. Displays at the Hendon Aerodrome tell the story of aviation and air war mainly through the remarkable collection of aircraft.

Hendon Aerodrome was known as a place of pioneering experiments including the first airmail, the first parachute descent from a powered aircraft, the first night flights, and the first aerial defence of a city. Over the years, the collection increased at the Museum, and aircraft not on display at Hendon were stored or displayed at smaller local RAF station museums. As of , the museum contains over aircraft, including one of only two surviving Vickers Wellingtons left in the world and the Avro Lancaster S-Sugar, which flew sorties. There is a large car park on site. Since 1st April a small charge will be levied for cars parking at the museum.

Why not make the year to learn more about the brave men and women who protected London's skies during the last years. Explore the fascinating story of the first years of the RAF. Debate the future, test your flying skills, be amazed by stories of bravery, love and loss. Catch up with friends in the cafe and restaurant or take a leisurely browse in the shop. Families will love the themed outdoor play area.



Royal Air Force Museum, London

It includes five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force. It is part of the Royal Air Force Museum. Hendon became a Royal Naval Air Station, training new pilots in the flying schools on site.

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  1. Visit the Royal Air Force Museum today - based in both London and Cosford West Midlands a great free day out for all.

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