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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

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Address

Shifnal
Cosford
Telford
TF11 8UP

Contact

Tel : +44 01902 376200

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Prices

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The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within The National Cold War Exhibition.



This landmark building costing �12.5 million contains 17 aircraft, military transport, missiles, memorabilia and interactive kiosks and hotspots of information. This unique exhibition reflects the social, cultural and political history of the Cold War era circa 1947 - 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 aircraft are suspended in flying attitudes, including a Dakota, Canberra, Meteor, Lightening and Jaguar. Visitors are able to view them from an elevated viewing gallery.



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. Packed with hands on excitement, it's the easy way to answer all those questions about how planes stay up in the air. The advanced flight simulator is also a great way to get an instant flying experience.



The Visitor Centre is home to the Aviator restaurant serving hot and cold meals and snacks. The Checkpoint Charlie Caf� serving light snacks and drinks and the well stocked Museum Shop are both located within the National Cold War Exhibition.



Opening Times

Open daily 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) including Bank Holidays. Closed 24-26 December, 1, 11-15 January 2010.



Entry and parking are both FREE of charge.



Directions



By Road

From junction 3 of the M54 take the A41 south towards Wolverhampton. Follow brown signs to Royal Air Force Museum.



By Rail

Cosford station is located on the Central Trains Birmingham to Shrewsbury line (via Wolverhampton) then � mile walk. Please check timetable before visiting.



By Bus

The 892 bus service from Wolverhampton to Wellington runs along the A41. The nearest stop is the Cosford Garage, approximately a 1 mile walk to the Museum gates.



By Cycle

The Museum is conveniently located along National Cycle Route 81 which runs from Wellington to Albrighton. Cycle racks are situated next to the Museum Visitor Centre.



By Air

Clients can also fly into the Cosford site by prior arrangement with Air Traffic Control. Please call us first for details.







Parking fees

0-3 Hours - £2.00 per car

3-8 Hours -£3.00 per car



Coaches are free of charge

Blue Badge holders - charges apply as above

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Upcoming Events

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Recent News

France under Friendly Bombs is Focus of Lecture - 9 March 2017

The Allied bombing campaign against targets in France during the Second World War will be the focus of a lecture taking place at the University of Wolverhampton next week. The lecture entitled ‘France under Friendly Bombs, 1940-1945’ will be presented by Professor Andrew Knapp, Emeritus Professor of French Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Reading, also an accomplished author on the subject.

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posted 28/02/2017 04:00:00

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

February half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Spitfire, Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.

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posted 14/02/2017 01:00:00

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Directions


By Road

From Just one mile from junction 3 of the M54 motorway take the A41 south towards Wolverhampton. Follow brown signs to Royal Air Force Museum. 


Located on the National Cycle Route 81 (Wellington to Albrighton).

By Public Transport

Cosford station is located on the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line.  From the station it is 15 minutes walk to Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford.

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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford facilities include:

  • Special group rates
  • Parking (charge)
  • Café/restaurant
  • Groups accepted
  • Toilets
  • Picnic site
  • Min group size
  • Max group size
  • On site parking
  • Conference facilities

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford accessibility includes:

  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
  • Facilities for visually impaired visitors
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Ramp/level access

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