Horrible Histories Up In The Air Event

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Fan of the Terry Deary books? Whether you’re an avid series watcher or you’re head is often found deep in his hilarious books, you’ll get to experience all the quirks of aviation history at the Horrible Histories Up In The Air Adventure.

This experience is fun for kid historians and their parents too! Uncover some of the coolest and goriest wartime stories in the ultimate family day out.

Here’s everything we know so far about this epic Summer event in the Midlands…

What is the Horrible Histories Up In The Air Adventure event?

war plane hanging in hangar
Embark on a fantastic adventure into the past and uncover the (sometimes gruesome) history of flight in the Horrible Hangar! Meet fearless and foolish flyers from the history of flight, and solve the clues or build your own crazy flying machine… This is a fully interactive experience for all the family and there are even a few freebies in the mix too…

There are six zones to explore in total in Hangar 1. From the Engineer’s Workshop to the Creation Station, tightrope walking, a tricky Up in The Air Challenge, inventor meet & greets and so much more. Your kids will be busy while also soaking up expert knowledge on everything from plane models to famous French inventors.

Love a freebie? You’ll lap up the free Twinkle Toes Trail. Everybody has the chance to join in and it runs throughout the whole museum.

If you’re an aerospace nut then you’ll be tapping your feet with joy as you surround yourself with iconic aircraft. Take a selfie in the selfie zone and meet some truly brainless blunderers pursuing that most human of desires – to fly!

Full of all the hilarious mishaps, mistakes and triumphs we love from Horrible Histories and our expert aircraft knowledge, there is something for everyone.

Find out more


old photogprah from the 1940s of six men dresed in aviation uniform sitting on grass
22nd July – 3rd September 2023


historical planes in a hangar
Shape Location Get directions

The Midlands RAF Museum

Lysander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP

How much?

black and white photograph of a war plane in flight
Ticket prices are…

  • £7.50 per person
  • £25.00 for 5 people on our group saver ticket

How long is this experience?

artwork of wartime pilots having a meeting
Exploring the history of air travel is no light task! With a free trail to explore, aircraft to gawp at and legendary aviation pioneers to learn all about, families should spend at least 2 hours here.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Horrible Histories Up In The Air! If you love immersive experiences like this one, be sure to head over to our hub page to uncover more… We’ve got everything from unique museum days out like the TWIST Museum to The National Space Centre Experience review and so many more.

If it’s aviation-centred attractions you’re after you should head over to our things to do page. Visit the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum in Norwich, Royal Airforce Museum Cosford or Royal Air Force Museum London.

For more things to do in the Summer keep an eye on our Events page. We find lots of exciting family events every week and some of them are free!

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