Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, located in Cosford in Shropshire, is a museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular. The museum is part of the Royal Air Force Museum, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and a registered charity. The museum is spread over two sites in England, the other site is at the Royal Air Force Museum London at Colindale (near Hendon) in north London.

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. Alongside the aircraft are related exhibitions, memorabilia and touch screen kiosks.

This landmark building contains 18 aircraft, military transport, missiles, memorabilia, interactive kiosks and hotspots of information. The exhibition reflects the social, cultural and political history of the Cold War era circa 1947 – 1989, in an innovative way.   Highlights include the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant.  A Number of aircraft are suspended in flying attitudes including a Dakota, Canberra, Meteor, Lightning and Javelin.  Visitors are able to look at them from an elevated viewing gallery.

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the entire family. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by fun ‘n’ flight.  Packed with hands on excitement, it’s the easy way to answer all those questions about how aircraft stay up in the air.  The advanced flight simulator is also a great way to get an instant flying experience. The 4D Experience offers visitors 3D animated visuals with an added dimension of dynamic seat movements, water spray, leg ticklers and smoke effects in a purpose built theatre.

The Visitor Centre is home to the Refuel Restaurant serving hot and cold meals and snacks.  The Checkpoint Charlie Café serving light snacks and drinks and the well stocked Museum Shop are both located within The National Cold War Exhibition.

Opening Times
Open Daily
10am - 6pm (inc Bank Holidays) March - October
10am - 5pm November – February
Admission is FREE of charge.

Fees
The instant flying experience - £2.75 per person
The 4D Experience - £4.00 a single ticket
The 4D Saver is £12.00 for up to 4 people
Car parking charges - £2.50 for up to 3 hours and £3.50 for up to 8 hours
Coach Parking – Free of Charge

Accessibility
Note: Establishments may self assess themselves for accessibility. You are strongly advised to check directly with operators if you have specific access and mobility requirements.