- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
Come for a flying visit and stay the day. Why not fuel your imagination and get the entire family working together exploring the Royal Air Force Museum and the fun side of flight?
Visit the Museum's Battle of Britain Hall and get up close a personal to aircraft that flew in the Battle itself. Be amazed by the 5m high statue of Sir Keith Park and take in our free emotive sound and light show 'Our Finest Hour' about 'The Few' which runs daily from 11:00 to 17:00 in the Hall.
Don't forget to visit the Hall's Mezzanine level, which is currently showing the Battle of Britain Art Exhibition or to visit Winston Churchill as he gives his Battle of Britain Speech to the nation from his office in No.10 Downing Street.
Then leave the Hall by taking a trip through an interactive Sunderland Flying Boat - ideal for fascinating the younger members of the family.
Other areas of interest for younger visitors include the Museum's free 3D cinema, on the top floor of our Milestones of Flight Gallery, plus its 'control tower' viewing Gallery onto the aircraft below and the Museum's Interactive Gallery, Aeronauts, where they can learn about the science of flight, through play.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Grahame Park Way, Colindale, Greater London, NW9 5LL, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
March through October
10:00 - 18:00 (Last entry 17:30)
November through February
10:00 - 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Museum facilities include an outdoor picnic area all year round, plus an indoor picnic area at weekends and outside of school term times. The Museum possesses a cafe, Wings, in Historic Hangars, which serves teas, coffees, cold drinks and a selection of hot and cold snacks plus a fully licensed restaurant Wings that serves a wide selection of hot and cold meals as well as sandwiches, hot and cold snacks and hot and cold drinks. During the summer months the Museum holds a daily barbeque.
Each Gallery offers disabled toilets and baby changing rooms. Please follow the signage.
The Museum sells a full range of affordable RAF branded gifts from pens, pencils and stationery to T-shirts, caps and pilot uniforms. The shop also offers a large range of RAF Toys, including a very adorable Museum bear, model aircraft kits.
Baby food facilities
Milk warming equipment for bottles is available on request from our Wings Restaurant. Please ask a member of staff. Baby changing facilities are included adjacent to the toilets in each Hall. The Museum also has extra wide aisles for push-chairs.
Written by . 16.10.18
We absolutely love this museum, especially now it's been renovated. There are some massive new hangars with lots of toy planes to sit in, as well as a small yellow helicopter. They also have great activities, like a magnet board with plane parts, the opportunity to dress up in uniform, and a really cute helicopter on the wall that you can fill up with petrol. Then there are all the computer games! The outdoor playground is also incredible! The restaurants sells some lovely food and affordable prices. There is also lots of outdoor space. It's completely free, but the car park charges £3.50, which is well worth it.