The Royal Air Force Museum London

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Take you and your family to the skies on a soaring day out at the Royal Air Force Museum in London, for FREE nonetheless!

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The skies have always been a place that have instilled a sense of awe in people.  

With just the clouds to keep you company, racing through the air towards the horizon – that might come as no surprise.  

Your adventure through the skies begins

At the Royal Air Force Museum in London, you get to take a glimpse inside this world.  

From the world-renowned Spitfire, to the stories of the people who actually flew them – your day out to the museum is set to be filled with fascinating things to see and do.  

Why not start your adventure off in Hangar 1? The huge space is filled with the stories and planes of the first 100 years of the RAF, from 1918 to 2018.  

But there’s more to do here than just stand back and admire from afar.  

With two interactive exhibitions also making their home in the hangar, the chance to try on an RAF uniform, and even learn how to fly a Gnat aircraft – the excitement never ends! 

A family day out in London

Make your day at the museum a family outing. There’s plenty to keep the little ones excited about the whole way round.  

We think they’d look rather charming sitting in a miniature Spitfire or Sea King, what do you think? 

You can even follow one of the family trails the museum has set if you’re looking for a little guidance on your visit.  

Most can be picked up when you enter a hangar, but in Hangar 1 it’s a digital trail so be sure your phone’s charged up! 

Plus, there’s the Outdoor Playground waiting when your time in the museum comes to an end.  

The perfect way for them to burn off any extra energy and make for a quiet journey back home, interrupted only by the occasional snore. 

The people behind it all

With five more Hangars to explore, there’s plenty to keep you busy for the rest of the day.  

But along the way, no matter which hangar you’re exploring, the overriding sense of personal selflessness of the men and women who served in the RAF is humbling.  

This becomes most obvious when you come across an artefact of someone’s. The uniforms and medals for sure, but when you read one of the letters a husband sent back to his wife; a son or daughter sent back to their parents – the feeling of intense heartfelt requires a moment of stillness. 

Your trip to the museum is a journey back through time, through engineering genius but also of the stories of everyday people who stepped up when their country needed them most.  

That’s the thing that has you driving back home with a heart full of respect and admiration, the human stories behind every moment of the RAF’s existence.  

Royal Air Force Museum,
Grahame Park Way,
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