Royal Air Force Museum Cosford Museum

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Attraction Category: Heritage and Museums

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    FREE Admission. The award winning 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.

    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.

    RAF Museum Cosford is one day that everyone from small children upwards will enjoy whatever the weather.  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 at just £2.99 per person.  (See website for T & C’s) 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.  A single ticket costs £5.00 and a 4D Saver is £16.00 for up to 4 people.

    The Visitor Centre is home to the Refuel Restaurant serving hot and cold meals and snacks. The Citroen refreshments van and the well stocked Museum Shop are both located within The National Cold War Exhibition.

    Access around the Museum is easy with wide aisles for pushchairs and wheelchairs.  A limited number of wheelchairs and electronic scooters are available for loan free on arrival at the admissions desk, on a first come first served basis.

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