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The Royal Air Force Museum London

#30 of 1,527 things to do in London
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Address: Grahame Park Way | Colindale, London NW9 5LL, England
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+44 20 8205 2266
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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If you're searching for something different why not take off to Colindale...

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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A must see

This place is a must for anyone interested in aircraft or history. There is really too much to tell, but you need to spend a day there, - AND these is a very resonable canteen... read more

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a must for anyone interested in aircraft or history. There is really too much to tell, but you need to spend a day there, - AND these is a very resonable canteen where you can have lunch. There are planes from very early in aviation history, right up to modern times.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Other than the Smithsonian, the best avaiation museum on our planet. Three huge hangers filled with actual aircraft from pre-WWI through the Cold War. Also, a separate smaller hange displaying only WWI aircraft. Small placards at each aircraft give the airplane's history & performance parameters. Lastly, don't miss the gift shop with reasonably priced, books, models, and momentoes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not really my type of thing but decided i would give it a try and go in with an open mind as if you don't try out new things you don't know if you will like them or not and if you don't like it nothing lost and you don't have to go again. The museum itself was well set... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Because this museum deals with such an esteemed and important subject, my review is difficult to write. The content of the museum (planes, exhibits, etc.) is beyond comparison to any I have ever known. The problem is that there is no rhyme, continuity or reason to the way it is displayed. In the same area are biplanes under supersonic jets,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went here and had an awesome time. this was a great place to take a bored little boy. We did the extra spitfire experience and he loved it. he also loved the Vulcan and other giant planes here. If you're at all into airplanes this is a fun place to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place with a lot of aircrafts to see! Is free entry with large parking. Is a larger than we expect which was a good surprise. Excellent place to spend afternoon with children! Highly recommended!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to spend a couple of hours . great parking facilities. ideal for families. lovely eatery too

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's Free!!! So no complaints about price. If you arrive by car I believe the car parking is around £3.00 to £4.00 depending on your length of stay. there is a restaurant but I havent tried this yet although a couple of other visitors were singing it's praises. The museum is very good and you can get close to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the raf museum with my toddler son and 5 year old niece and had a lovely morning. Free entry which made it perfect for us since our son has such a limited attention span but managed to spend nearly 2 hours in there

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This extensive collection of vintage (static) military aircraft is well worth a visit. Admission is free! It's accessible by tube, although a bit of a hike from Colindale Station (Zone Four).

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