We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
RAF Museum

This museum is first class. Really good information given, the planes are presented in a way... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne B
via mobile
Much of interest

Enjoyed several hours wandering around the various hangers which house a wide variety of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mold, United Kingdom
Read all 2,276 reviews
All photos (1,695)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cold war”(397 reviews)
“free entry”(220 reviews)
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Shropshire and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. Housed in wartime hangars and in the National Cold War Exhibition, there is a huge display of aircraft and exhibits to explore.
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
+44 1902 376200
Improve This Listing
Reviews (2,276)
Filter reviews
2,247 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cold war free entry interactive displays all ages car park on display parking charge small charge well worth a visit three hours world war v bombers few hours rainy day great place to visit red arrows flight simulator
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,247 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is first class. Really good information given, the planes are presented in a way designed to show them off and impress. Facilities are excellent, toilets, cafe, and shop. No charge, but the opportunities to make a donation are frequent but not in a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went specifically to see the Cold War Exhibition so could see all the three V Bombers in the only place in Europe that has them all together. Was an utter jumble as if someone had failed at Tetris and it was impossible to easily view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ladyita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed several hours wandering around the various hangers which house a wide variety of exhibits ,from the earliest days of the RAF, to more recent times. Plenty to interest children too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NorthWalesSaint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place with free entry (opportunities to donate as well as a need to pay for parking). Really interesting for all ages. Great science section at the beginning that gives great, hands on examples that are fascinating for everybody. Very interesting exhibits displayed in large...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank asa c
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I spent an interesting four hours at this museum on a very wet Monday. The exhibits are under cover so ideal for a winter visit. There are interesting stories about the people associated with the various aircraft as well as the aircraft themselves. I was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gccn49
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family as part of a weekend away. It was well worth the visit. Great exhibitions, fantastic to see so many modern and historic aircraft, with good explanations and plenty for kids (young and old) to do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJS-Lancashire
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

It was arguably one of the best museums i’ve Ever experienced . Besides being for free, it was interactive for all ages. It’s easy to get to by public transport and there are 6 hangers of massive sized aircraft. Enough to keep one busy ,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stosito
Reviewed December 5, 2018

The museum is nicely laid out with a number of different hangars displaying iconic aircraft. It also houses a working restoration facility that is open to the public once a year. See the Hampden come back to life. Other exhibits include a WW I German...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott F
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Spent the afternoon here after visiting another attraction in the area, not sure there is enough to keep you occupied for the whole day, a few hours was enough for us. Most of the planes and exibites are in hangers all within short walks of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simon A
Reviewed December 3, 2018

It dismays me to see people giving poor reviews based on the food and drink and simulators/interactive displays. This is a *museum* that restores, preserves and exhibits our aviation and RAF heritage. It depicts our history and the men and women who made it. Having...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tattvadarzin
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Park House Hotel
674 reviews
4.30 km away
Haughton Hall
856 reviews
5.48 km away
Patshull Park Hotel Golf & Country Club
759 reviews
5.77 km away
Days Inn Telford Ironbridge M54
347 reviews
6.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 33 nearby restaurants
The Bell Inn
449 reviews
2.88 km away
Platform Ale House
27 reviews
3.30 km away
Horns of Boningale
312 reviews
4.04 km away
Albrighton Balti
64 reviews
2.96 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
RAF Cosford Air Show
118 reviews
1.72 km away
Warped Sports
14 reviews
1.76 km away
Chillington Hall
18 reviews
6.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Caroline S
September 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from THEL0bmeister | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know but I wouldn't have thought it suitable unless it's an assistance dog as mostly this is an indoors busy at times museum
August 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
The site is all on one level except in the Cold War museum building where there is a lift. The disabled car parking spaces are very close to the entrance. £3 for 3 hours £4 for all day parking
June 22, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MrsRGH | Reviewed this property |
We were more than delighted with this being a free museum and cheap parking - excellent place to visit for all ages and abilities! I didnt see any wheelchairs available but the museum is on the whole wheelchair friendly