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About the RAF Museum

Located in a former airfield in North London, this museum is a collection of hangers charting the history of military aviation.

Everything from models of early planes to actual jets and bombers are on display. A collection of helicopters is also included.

There are usually a couple of temporary exhibitions on throughout the year as well.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

RAF Museum,
Grahame Park Way,
London,
NW9 5LL

Link to RAF Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz as they represented evolving machinery, communications, and urban landscapes, shaped by what was an unprecedented ‘war in the air’.
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
10am to 5pm
Colindale
Ends on Sun 27th February 2022
2021-09-12
2022-02-27
 

RAF Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to RAF Museum

The nearest station is Colindale which is 0.5 miles away.


RAF Museum - Latest News

Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum
Tickets Alert: Nightime photography at the RAF Museum

For one evening the RAF Museum will be opening up for a dedicated evening designed to make taking photographs of its aircraft as good as possible.

Sponsor the Skynet satellite, or the Red Arrows
Sponsor the Skynet satellite, or the Red Arrows

There’s an opportunity to have your name on a Spitfire plane, or the Skynet satellite, or a jar of sand.

Nuclear Bomber to fly over London
Nuclear Bomber to fly over London

Look to the skies, for one of Britain’s greatest military aircraft is to make a rare fly-past over North London later this month.

Ride around Colindale in a Tank this weekend
Ride around Colindale in a Tank this weekend

Almost missed this one – but as part of the D-Day events this weekend, there is a chance to ride around Colindale in a tank.

A chance to sit in the cockpit of a nuclear bomber aircraft
A chance to sit in the cockpit of a nuclear bomber aircraft

There is a chance to sit in the cockpit of a nuclear bomber next month as part of a new tour option at the RAF Museum in north London.

Dr Who and Thunderbirds are Go at the RAF Museum!
Dr Who and Thunderbirds are Go at the RAF Museum!

In the ye olde days before computer CGI ruined everything, science fiction was noted for its use of plastic, wood and dubious plotlines.

Chance to help clean a rusting WW2 German bomber
Chance to help clean a rusting WW2 German bomber

Anyone with an interest in military history, or probably in history in general will be aware that last year the RAF Museum recovered the only known intact Dornier Do 17 bomber that had managed to crash land upside down just off the coast of Kent.

Spitfire flypast over North London at Lunchtime
Spitfire flypast over North London at Lunchtime

If you are in Hendon or Walthamstow at lunchtime today (11th May) look out for the distinctive shape of a WW2 Spitfire flying low overhead.

Riding with the vintage buses
Riding with the vintage buses

As mentioned earlier this week, today a collection of buses plied their trade around North London offering free rides to anyone after a dose of nostalgia.

Free rides on vintage buses this weekend

Fancy a trip on a vintage red bus? Then you are in luck as this coming Sunday(29th August), a collection of vintage buses, all at least 45 years old will be plying the very same routes that they would have

Spitfire flypast over Central London this Friday

This coming Friday (20th August) marks two very special events. There will be a reciting of Winston Churchill’s famous speech, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”, at precisely 3:52pm,

The last RAF “Seaplane Tender” visits London

About a week ago, I had a press release from the RAF Museum in North London announcing a small bit of significant history was about to occur – but failed to mention the date. I however, then kept forgetting to

Vintage Motor Cars at the RAF Museum

If you are an auction house wanting to sell large items – such as maybe, a collection of cars, then you need somewhere to put them on display. A large shed is ideal – and if it contains an equally

Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train
Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train

Busy weekend, but culminated with a trip on a restored 1938 tube train running along the Northern Line, probably for the very last time, as new signalling work later this year will make it impossible to run old trains along the Northern Line.

 

Recent exhibitions

A display of award winning photography by members of the Royal Air Force,
2017-03-17
2017-09-25
War Brides
Collectively these portraits and stories speak across continents and generations of an extraordinary post-war emigration of women who made a leap of faith for the love of an airman.
2018-10-04
2019-04-14
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
2021-05-17
2021-09-12

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