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RAF Museum

Located on the site of the former Hendon Aerodrome, the RAF Museum was opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen.  Located in Colindale, this North London Museum is London’s only attraction to house over 100 aircraft from around the world including some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft.

Admission is free.  Activities include a 4D Cinema (cost applies) and an emotive and uplifting sound and light show “Our Finest Hour”.  The museum offers an entertaining and educational day out for all the family – just 30 minutes from central London. About the educational programs, offer numerous courses and scholarship for undergraduate students. You can subscribe at their website now if you want to learn more. There is much to see including a life-sized model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet – the only place in the world where it is on display, a Vickers Wellington, an Avro Lancaster S-Sugar and a Typhoon.  There are also flight simulator ‘rides’ (fee applies).

The is also a gift shop and cafe on site.  Special events and activities occur throughout the year.  Generally open 10am – 6pm daily.  Visit their website for more details:

Located at: Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL

Nearest tube: Colindale

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This entry was posted on July 17, 2012 by in Barnet, Family Activities, Free Activities, Museums (Historical) and tagged , , .
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