Royal Air Force Museum Cosford | Day Out With The Kids

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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

  • Shifnal
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is considered one of the leading attractions in the Midlands, with over 70 aircraft on display. It is open daily throughout the year, and is free to visit.

The National Cold War Exhibition includes 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 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. Visitors are able to view many aircraft from an elevated viewing gallery.

As well as the 70 aircraft on display at Cosford, including 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.

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Opening hours

March - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP, England

Phone number

01902 376200

Map

Website

Click here to visit Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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