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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Tel : +44 01902 376200
Heart of England
Heart of England
Heart of England
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 ï¿½12.5 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 Cafï¿½ serving light snacks and drinks and the well stocked Museum Shop are both located within the National Cold War Exhibition.
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.
From junction 3 of the M54 take the A41 south towards Wolverhampton. Follow brown signs to Royal Air Force Museum.
Cosford station is located on the Central Trains Birmingham to Shrewsbury line (via Wolverhampton) then ï¿½ mile walk. Please check timetable before visiting.
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.
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.
Clients can also fly into the Cosford site by prior arrangement with Air Traffic Control. Please call us first for details.
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
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.
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford facilities include:
- Special group rates
- Parking (charge)
- Groups accepted
- 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
Contact - Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
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