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Royal Air Force Museum Midlands
   

 

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 the ground.

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 Conservation Centre.

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.

You’ll find 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 www.rafmuseum.org.


 

Royal Air Force Museum Midlands

Shifnal,

Shropshire,

TF11 8UP

Tel: 01902 376200

Website

 



(click map for directions)

Opening times:

 

Daily (incl. bank holidays)

10am - 5pm   (last admission 4pm)

 

December 24th - 26th, January 1st

CLOSED

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.


Admission Prices:

 

FREE


Amenities:

 

Licensed Restaurant

Cafe

Museum Shop

Free Wifi


Aircraft exhibits:

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C1
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14
Avro Anson C.19
Avro Lincoln B2
Avro Vulcan B2
Avro York C1
Blackburn Buccaneer S1 (Nose section only)
Boulton Paul Defiant
Bristol Blenheim IV
Bristol Britannia 312
Bristol M1c
British Aircraft Corporation TSR 2
British Aerospace EAP
Canadair Sabre 4
Chinook 'Bravo November'
Comper CLA.7 Swift
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
De Havilland Chipmunk
De Havilland Comet 1XB
De Havilland Devon
De Havilland Tiger Moth
De Havilland Mosquito TT35
Douglas Dakota
English Electric Canberra PR9
English Electric Lightning F1/P1B
Fairchild F-24 Argus
Fairey FD2
Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R6
General Dynamics F-111F-CF
Gloster Gladiator
Gloster Javelin FAW1
Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Position
Handley Page Hastings
Handley Page Victor K2
Hawker Cygnet
Hawker Hart Trainer
Hawker Hind (Afghan)
Hawker Hunter T7A
Hawker Hurricane IIc
Hawker Siddeley Andover E3A
Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.Mk.1
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3
Hawker Siddeley Hunter F6
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.Mk.1
Hawker Siddeley Vulcan B2
Hawker-Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1
Hunting H126
Hunting Percival Pembroke C1
Junkers Ju88
Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk3
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune
Messershcmitt Bf109 G
Messerschmidt Me262A-2a
Messerschmitt Me 410A-1-U2
Mignet Flying Flea
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 21PF
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
Miles Magister
Percival Provost T1
Saunders-Roe SR53
Scottish Aviation Jetstream T Mk1
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CCII
SEPECAT Jaguar ACT Demonstrator
Short Brothers Belfast
Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
Supermarine Spitfire I
Vickers Valiant B1
Vickers Varsity T Mk I
Westland Wessex HC2

   

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