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Been there, done that? Try the RAF Museum in Colindale. It's free, fun, fabulous indoor entertainment for rainy days. Five huge buildings contain everything you need to know about the history of aviation, from early balloon flights to modern jet fighters.

The spectacular Milestones of Flight exhibition charts the first century of powered flight against key social and political events. With the scene set for your visit, wander on and enjoy the amazing array of aircraft and exhibits in Bomber Hall, Historic Hangars, Battle of Britain Hall and the Grahame-White Factory.  Budding pilots of all ages will enjoy the excellent  Aeronauts Interactive Centre with over 40 experiments exploring the properties of flight.

Refreshments are available at the Museum's recently refurbished Wessex Café and the newly renovated Wings Restaurant which has a good selection of drinks, snacks, hot meals, children's lunch boxes and a licensed bar.

The museum has changing exhibitions and special events for children and families – check their website for details. You'll need several hours to see everything, but with free entry, it's a great place for regular visits.


  • the amazing range of aircraft on display, from Louis Bleriot’s Type XI monoplane to the Eurofighter Typhoon
  • experimenting with air, trying a handglider, taking the fighter pilot test
  • accessible, informative and interactive exhibits
  • the chance to sit in real and simulated cockpits and try flight simulators
  • free entry and friendly staff 


  • Dates and times: Opening times: Daily - Milestones of Flight, Historic Hangers and Bomber Hall 10am-6pm, Grahame White Factory 10am-noon, Battle of Britain Hall noon-6pm, Aeronauts Interactive Centre 10am-6pm weekends and school holidays, 10.30am-4.30pm termtime weekdays. Last Admission to the Museum is at 5:30pm.

Address and Contact info

  • Address: Grahame Park Way
  • Town: London
  • Postcode: NW9 5LL

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top day out with or without the kids - review by andrei

No entrance fee but there should be for what was an excellent day out. Try and go outside school holidays for an inspiring and informative day where the hours roll on and there wasn't a tear in site even though we must have walked the kids ragged.

24 Feb 10
Royal Air Force Museum
Take off - review by biggles

Absolutely first class, top drawer brilliant brilliant brilliant. Great fun, lots to do and best of all planes everywhere. My favourite bit is the Battle of Britain section. A powerful and worthwhile tribute. [Oct 08]

28 Aug 08
Royal Air Force Museum


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