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The Royal Air Force Museum London

Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
+44 20 8205 2266
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If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale and navigate your way through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flight to the latest Eurofighter? This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft, aviation and wartime memorabilia offers a fun day out for all the family. Don't forget to visit our awe inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain. Better yet admission to the museum is free of charge. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
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+44 20 8205 2266
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"battle of britain"
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"aviation history"
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"northern line"
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"bomber hall"
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"military aircraft"
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"sunderland flying boat"
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"colindale tube station"
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"raf hendon"
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"flying machines"
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"on display"
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"flight simulator"
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"free entry"
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"first world war"
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"all ages"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went today for the first time. Free entry and just paid for parking. Plenty to see for all ages and lots to do to keep children entertained. Take a picnic or two very nice places to eat. Gift shop very nice as well. Went with...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For free entry there is a lot to see and enjoy at Hendon.Anyone visiting for the first time, especially with young children will be able to spend a good couple of hours here.However, having visited many times in the past I found the revamp disappointing....More

Thank BOBDEA
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RAFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Air Force Museum London, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good morning and thank you for your review. We are currently awaiting the arrival of specially commissioned stairs, so that we may open up the Sunderland to the public as before, as indicated by the signs around our Sunderland Flying Boat. These should be with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

As the Royal Air Force had just celebrated its 100th anniversary, we could, in addition to the many other displays, also enjoy the museum's latest permanent addition: RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018. Admission free.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoy this half day trip. It suitable to my 80 year old father which love history. And to my 6 year old which really enjoy it I found it interesting and well kept I vote big yes

Thank Yoav B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Frequent visitors but not been since refit. Left a month after refit before visiting to allow the crowds to subside, checked no special events on so went today. An hours drive later we find the car park full, one gate closed and a staff member...More

Thank Melanie E
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RAFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Air Force Museum London, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Morning Melanie and thank you for your comment. We do have only a finite amount of parking at our London site, enough for 275 vehicles. As a result we cannot guarantee parking spaces at times of high volume, particularly when it is raining, which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with the kids for their 5th Birthday week celebrations and this is easily one of our favourites in London Lots of aircraft displayed with smaller ones for kids to hop in and take pics This is a free entry musuem, though some of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum tells the story of the RAF from its beginnings in 1918 to present day Lots of aircraft on display and personal effects telling the story Plenty of things for children to do Museum is free entry

Thank James H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went to this museum on July 29th and had a great day out. Was great to see the Seaking and also one of the earlier Westland Helicopters that had been based at R.M.B. Chivenor. The RAF holds a very dear place in my heart and...More

Thank Clinton P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the raf museum with my 2 and 4 year olds this morning. Free entry which made it perfect for us since our son has such a limited attention span but managed to spend 2 and a half hours in there. We had been...More

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised firstly with ease of parking (we travelled from another part of London on a very hot Sunday otherwise would recommend public transport), could pay by card £3 up to 3 hours or £4 up to 4 hours. We found 3 hours enough to...More

Thank Vanadd
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jayne2302
18 July 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large parking lot out front. It is a pay lot.
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Eman A
17 July 2018|
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Response from Kenneth B | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of places outside where you can eat your lunch and watch your children playing.
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Adrienne B
27 June 2018|
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Response from mohitpai | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is a good time for this place
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