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The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft and offers a fun, entertaining day out for the entire family. Aircraft on display includethe world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique TSR2 and the mighty Vulcan bomber to name but a few. Plus, visitors can now see the museum’s latest acquisitions; a collection of Second World War aircraft including the Bf109 and Tiger Moth and from Spring 2017 the Wolverhampton built Boulton Paul Defiant, the Gladiator and Ju88 will also be on display.

Discover a world class collection of aircraft displayedinside three wartime hangars and within the award winning National Cold War Exhibition. This landmark building truly has the ‘wow’ factor with its eye-catching architecture and design. Visitors will discover Cold War stories in immersive Hotspots; explore thrilling displays of aircraft, iconic cars, models, tanks and even life-sized Russian dolls.

Set amongst the museum’s collection of warplanes, three iconic First World War aircraft; the Sopwith Pup, Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter and the Bristol M.1c form the centre piece of the ‘First World War in the Air’ Exhibition. Displayed alongside the aircraft are the personal items of Second Lieutenant Kevin Robert Furniss of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), who lived only a few miles from Cosford in Wolverhampton.

Learn if you have what it takes to be a pilot in Fun ‘n’ Flight which is packed with hands on excitement. Whether you’re learning how to fly a Spitfire, investigating air flow with ‘The Blower’ or guiding a Hercules to a drop zone you will be learning and having fun.

Let your imagination take flight on board the Museum’s 4D Experience which combines cutting-edge 3D computer animation with the added fourth dimension of special environmental effects, including seat movements, water spray, leg ticklers and smoke effects.

After wondering in the hangars, visitors can relax and enjoy a coffee in the licensed Refuel Restaurant which has a great selection of hot and cold food available and views overlooking the airfield.Or, if it’slight refreshments you are after, head to the classic Citroen H Van in the National Cold War Exhibition and enjoy a snack against a backdrop of aircraft.

RAF Museum Cosford is one day out that everyone will enjoy, whatever the weather and with a wide range of exciting events taking place throughout the year, there is something to suit all ages.


Royal Air Force Museum Cosford



TF11 8UP

Tel: #44 (0)1902 376200



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Opening times:

Daily (incl. bank holidays)

10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)

December 24th - 26th + Janury 1st


Admission Prices: Amenities:


Refuel Restaurant

Checkpoint Charlie Cafe

Museum Shop


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.

Aircraft exhibits:  

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C1
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14
Auster T7 Antarctic
Avro Anson C.19
Avro Lincoln B2
Avro York C1
BAe Harrier GR9A
Blackburn Buccaneer S1 (Nose section only)
Boulton Paul Defiant
Bristol Britannia 312
Bristol Sycamore HR14
Bristol Type 188
British Aircraft Corporation TSR 2
Canadair Sabre 4
Comper CLA.7 Swift
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
De Havilland Chipmunk
De Havilland Comet 1XB
De Havilland Devon
De Havilland Mosquito TT35
Douglas Dakota
English Electric Canberra PR9
English Electric Lightning F1/P1B
English Electric P1A
Fairchild F-24 Argus
Fairey FD2
Fieseler Storch
Focke Achgelis FA330
General Dynamics F-111F-CF
Gloster Gladiator
Gloster Javelin FAW1
Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Position
Gloster Meteor T7
Handley Page Hastings
Handley Page Victor K2
Hawker Cygnet

Hawker Hind (Afghan)
Hawker Hunter T7A
Hawker Hurricane IIc
Hawker Siddeley Andover E3A
Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.Mk.1
Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1
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 Ju52/3M (CASA 352L)
Junkers Ju88
Kawasaki Ki-1001b
Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk3
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune
Messershcmitt Bf109
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
Messerschmitt Me 410A-1-U2
Mignet Flying Flea
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 21PF
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
Mitsubishi Ki-46 'Dinah'
Panavia Tornado P02
Percival Provost T1
Saunders-Roe SR53
Scottish Aviation Jetstream T Mk1
Scottish Aviation Pioneer CCI
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CCII
SEPECAT Jaguar ACT Demonstrator
Short Brothers Belfast
Short Brothers SB5 WG768
Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV
Supermarine Spitfire I
Tiger Moth
Vickers Valiant B1
Vickers Varsity T Mk I
Westland Dragonfly HR3
Westland Wessex HC2
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka