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The Royal Air Force Museum London

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Address: Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8205 2266
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale...

If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale and navigate your way through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flight to the latest Eurofighter? This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft, aviation and wartime memorabilia offers a fun day out for all the family. Don't forget to visit our awe inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain. Better yet admission to the museum is free of charge. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

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We popped in as passing and was a great experience for us all, so much history behind it all, and sop was brilliant and not over priced

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ely
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in as passing and was a great experience for us all, so much history behind it all, and sop was brilliant and not over priced

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here with the husband and got to sit in a Spitfire - How cools is that! The team in the museum are very knowledgeable and it holds a treasure trove of aircraft produced throughout the 20th century

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has excellent and vast variety of British Army aircrafts taking you back into British history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great day out for the family, free entry, lots of activities to do to suit everyone from toddlers to adults. I entry is free of charger I recommend donating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed coming here, great place and staff very friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants a good time out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were impressed by amount of airplanes displayed. Few halls to visit. Lots of information and history facts. We enjoyed interactive screens to watch videos. Unfortunately none of simulators or 4D experiences were open. Our teenager was upset. For our little one it was fun in the playground with helicopters and planes but our biggest one and keen to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to this museum hundreds of times, as I live nearby. It requires a full day to visit all the parts of the museum, the best part of which is the Battle of Britain section. The museum is free, the car park not much, or you can park in the street.for nothing. It is truly a wonderful day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful selection of military planes from the first world war through to the present day. I took our young grandson but it was me who enjoyed it the most!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are quite a few aircraft at this free museum, but it takes about an hour from central London to get there. There is a very nice Lancaster bomber and the gift shop is excellent. However, the aircraft are a little jumbled together.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a nice collection of various aircraft along with history of the RAF. Great variety from WW II to the present day. It's easy to get to from the tube stop. Unfortunately one of the buildings was undergoing renovation at the time of our visit so we didn't get to see some of the WW II aircraft. But... More 

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