Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Telephone: 01902 376200
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is considered on of the leading public attractions in the Midlands, with over 70 aircraft on display.
We are open daily throughout the year, and free to visit.
The National Cold War Exhibition contains 18 aircraft, military transport, missiles, memorabilia, interactive kiosks and hotspots of information. This unique exhibition reflects the social, cultural and political history of the Cold War era circa 1947 and 1989, in a fun and innovative way. A major feature of this unique exhibition is Britain’s three post war V Bombers the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant. A number of these aircraft are suspended in flying attitudes including a Dakota, Canberra, Meteor, Lightning and Javelin! Visitors are able to view them from an elevated viewing gallery.
As well as the 70 aircraft on display at Cosford which include the TSR2 and the world’s oldest Spitfire, the RAF Museum Cosford is home to a number of smaller unique exhibitions such as the Lucky Mascots exhibition and the RAF Boy Entrants permanent exhibition.
RAF Museum Cosford is one day that everyone from small children upwards will enjoy whatever the weather. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by ‘Fun n’ Flight’ Interactive Gallery that is designed to excite and inform young (and old!) minds. Packed with hands on excitement, it’s the easy way to answer all those questions about how aircraft stay up in the air. The gallery is run by a team of volunteers and is open on weekdays from 10am to 4pm, and weekends 11am to 4pm.
Our glass fronted Visitor Centre is fashioned on the shape of a bi-plane. Here, you will find all the amenities you require for the start of a visit and our team of staff are available at the Admissions Desk if you have any questions. You can purchase a guide book for your visit at just £2.95.
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It may be worth checking out Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Royal Air Force Museum Cosford before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
March - October: 10am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm)
November - February: 10am - 4.00pm (last admission 3.00pm)
The Visitor Centre is home to the Refuel Restaurant serving hot and cold meals and snacks. Hot meals available between 2pm and 2.30pm. A fine selection of sandwiches, panini's, jacket potatoes, soup of the day and cakes to tantalise the taste buds. The fully licensed restaurant has a selection of beverages on sale including favourites such as the Americano and Cappuccino. The restaurant is open from 10am to 4.30pm (last orders 4pm.) A classic Citroen H Van located within The National Cold War Exhibition serves light snacks and refreshing drinks.
You are welcome to bring your own food and eat outside in the spacious grounds.
"Can I have one of those?"
Round off your visit to our well stocked shop where you will find a wide range of gifts, books, clothing and toys, located in the National Cold War Exhibition.
"i need a wee"
We have toilet facilities catering for male, female, disabled and baby changing facilities.
and baby come too...
Baby changing facilities are available for visitors with younger children in the Visitor Centre and hangars. Unfortunately, we currently do not sell baby food or offer milk warming facilities.
"are we there yet?"
To get to Royal Air Force Museum Cosford by: Car: We are just 1 mile from Junction 3 on the M54 motorway (follow signposts). Train: Cosford (Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury line) then a half mile walk, please check timetable before travelling.
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RAF Museum Cosford is one day out that everyone from small children upwards will enjoy whatever the weather. Access to and around the museum is easy, with wide aisles for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Prices & Admission
Parking charges apply.
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