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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

     

 

Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today.

The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique TSR2 and the mighty Vulcan bomber to name but a few. Visitors will discover a world class collection of aircraft and artefacts displayed inside three wartime hangars and within the award winning National Cold War Exhibition.

Begin your journey in the Test Flight hangar, here you will find a collection of prototype aircraft, many were produced in secrecy, often utilising components borrowed from other types. Highlights include the Bristol 188, built mainly of stainless steel and designed to investigate the effects of heat on aircraft structures at very high speeds.

Three iconic First World War aircraft greet you on arrival in the War in the Air hangar. This hangar includes British, German and Japanese aircraft, highlights include the Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 night fighter built locally in Wolverhampton and the Junkers Ju88R-1, the most versatile German combat aircraft of the Second World War.

The National Cold War Exhibition truly has the ‘wow’ factor with its eye-catching architecture and design. Visitors will discover Cold War stories in immersive Hotspots; explore exciting displays of aircraft, iconic cars, models, tanks and even life-sized Russian dolls. Aircraft not to be missed include all three British V Bombers, Vulcan, Victor and Valiant and the English Electric Lightning suspended vertically!

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. Or why not try the Spitfire 360° virtual reality experience which puts you 10,000 feet in the air in one of the most iconic cockpits in history.

After wandering in the hangars, visitors can relax and enjoy a coffee in the licensed restaurant which has a great selection of hot and cold food available with views overlooking the airfield.


 

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Shifnal

Shropshire

TF11 8UP

Tel: #44 (0)1902 376200

Website

 

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Opening times:

Daily (incl. bank holidays)

10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)

December 24th - 26th + Janury 1st

CLOSED


Admission Prices: Amenities:

FREE

Licensed Restaurant

Cafe

Museum Shop

Free Wifi


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 Vulcan B2
Avro York C1
Blackburn Buccaneer S1 (Nose section only)
Boulton Paul Defiant
Boulton Paul Sea Balliol
Bristol Britannia 312
Bristol M1c
Bristol Sycamore HR14
Bristol Type 188
British Aircraft Corporation TSR 2
British Aerospace EAP
Canadair Sabre 4
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
English Electric P1A
Fairchild F-24 Argus
Fairey FD2
Fieseler Storch
Focke Achgelis FA330
Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R6
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 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 Ju52/3M (CASA 352L)
Junkers Ju88
Kawasaki Ki-1001b
Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk3
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune
Messershcmitt Bf109 G
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
Messerschmidt Me262A-2a
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
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
Supermarine Spitfire I
Vickers Valiant B1
Vickers Varsity T Mk I
Westland Dragonfly HR3
Westland Wessex HC2
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka