Take off to the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands and enjoy a
great day out for all the family. Admission is free, simply book
your arrival time online and then it's chocks away as you explore
the Museum’s vast collection of aircraft, vehicles, artefacts, and
the fascinating story of the RAF!
The Museum is home to
over 75 historic aircraft including the legendary Chinook ‘Bravo
November’ helicopter, the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique TSR2
and the mighty Vulcan bomber to name but a few.
Head to Hangar 1 to see the Museum’s NEW arrival Bravo November.
The sole surviving Chinook helicopter flown by the RAF during the
Falklands campaign is now on display alongside fellow Falklands
veteran, the Harrier GR3.
Let your imagination take flight
inside the National Cold War Exhibition, where you will discover
Cold War stories in immersive Hotspots and explore exciting
displays of aircraft, iconic cars, and tanks. Aircraft not to be
missed include all three British V Bombers; Vulcan, Victor and
Valiant and the English Electric Lightning suspended vertically!
Take a step back in time with the interactive Battle of
Britain display, featuring the world's oldest Spitfire, the
Hurricane and Defiant! Object displays including flying jackets,
medal bars and artefacts from the plotting rooms, share the
stories of the people who helped win the Battle, in the air and on
Opening in May 2023 is a brand-new Bomber
Command Exhibition, featuring the Wellington bomber, one of only
two remaining examples. The Wellington will be unveiled in Spring
after undergoing a decade of conservation work in the Museum’s
In addition to the aircraft, there is
plenty on offer at the Museum for younger visitors. The aviation
themed playground with mock control tower, mini hangar and even
aircraft to climb onboard is perfect for youngsters who dream of
becoming pilots. Of course, no playground would be complete
without a slide and climbing frame, these features have been
incorporated into the bespoke Handley Page Victor, inspired by the
real aircraft on display within the Museum.
flying entertainment for the whole family in Flight Zone.
Experiences on offer include flying with the Red Arrows in the
amazing 4D theatre, combining motion picture with physical
effects. Pop on your VR goggles and transport yourself into the
cockpit of a real Spitfire and take a flight in 360°! Or feel the
speed and agility of the Eurofighter Typhoon onboard the Flight
Simulator, with a pilot’s eye view from the cockpit. Glide through
the skies on the ParadropVR. This immersive paragliding flight
combines sensational VR content with a thrilling range of motion,
transporting users into a virtual world of airborne adventures.
After exploring the hangars, why not
stop off in the restaurant where you will find a great selection
of food and drink available, with views overlooking the airfield.
And before heading home, don’t forget to make a visit to the
Museum Shop for a memento of your day.
The Museum is open daily from 10.00am
and admissions free. Pre-book your arrival time online at
(incl. bank holidays)
10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)
December 24th - 26th, January 1st
Access around the Museum is easy with wide aisles for
pushchairs and wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and electronic scooters
are available free on arrival at the admissions desk, on a first
come first served basis.