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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Shifnal, Shropshire, England

  • Visitors enjoying flying toy planes outside at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
  • Children posing at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
  • A child trying to catch a ball in an interactive game at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
  • Children gazing at a sculpture at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
  • A child posing with an aircraft at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP, England


Click here to visit Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's website
01902 376200

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March - October: 10am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm) November - February: 10am - 4.00pm (last admission 3.00pm)


Free admission! Parking charges apply.

More Information


We have toilet facilities catering for male, female, disabled and baby changing facilities.

Eating information

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.


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Shifnal, Shropshire, England


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