Published On: May 10th, 2021By Categories: Feature, New, News3 min read
RAF Museum London

Get ready for take-off, the RAF Museum is about to reopen!

  • 6 Hangars full of the most amazing aircraft ever? Check!
  • Playground for kids? Check!
  • Nice big outdoor areas for summer games and picnics? Check!
  • Car parking? Check!
  • Restaurants and café? Check!
  • Social distancing signage and sanitiser? Check!
  • Gift shop with toys to keep the kids quiet on the way home? Check!
  • Free to enter!? Check!

Visitors can prebook their arrival time at  While still offering free entry to all, the timed ticket approach will guarantee the space needed for a safe an enjoyable day out.

The Museum has been working hard behind the scenes to prepare new social distancing measures in preparation for re-opening, a one-way visitor flow and a limit of the number of people in each building will be in place when the Museum reopens on17 May. Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to each hangar and throughout each building. Hand washing facilities are also available in all Museum buildings.  We also encourage visitors to act in a manner that respects the safety of others.

The RAF Museum is unique in terms of our size, we offer wide open spaces – both inside and out, and a range of exhibits that will engage the whole family.  Our large green spaces are ideal for a summer picnic and we are also offering take-away food at our restaurants. Onsite parking is available, and the Museum shop will also be open and take contactless payment.

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Upcoming events:

Saturday July 24 to Sunday August 15: ActiveFest

Let’s go! Get the whole family moving at ActiveFest this summer.

Tackle The Hercules, our outdoor obstacle course; race against your friends or try to compete for the top spot on our leader board. You will face the ninja wall, need to crawl under cargo nets and swing over water to get to the finish line. Sign your little ones up for a parent and baby yoga session or get them moving in our activity classes.

To everyone in the RAF physical health and wellbeing are very important, so join us at the RAF Museum for this outdoor festival of fitness and fun. (Charges apply).

Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August: Family Festival of Flight  

Our free family festival is back again this year. Come and discover the wonders of flight and get involved in our activities for all ages. (Free)

Friday 20 August to Sunday 22 August: Sundown Cinema at the RAF Museum

The big screen is landing outdoors to the RAF Museum this summer. Bring the whole family along to watch loads of fun films, including Moana, Greatest Showman and of course Top Gun.

Our vintage fairground will be on site to make your trip to our outdoor cinema even more memorable. Have a go on the swing boats or high striker before sitting down to watch one of our family favourites. (Charges apply).

Saturday 28 August: Spitfire 10K

The Spitfire 10K is back! Enter now and race through the Museum, before setting off around the pavements of Colindale. The historic location RAF Hendon Airfield will form the route of your race, running down residential streets which were once landing strips for Spitfire’s. (Charges apply).

Click here for full London events listing

RAF Museum LondonThe RAF Museum is reopening on 17 May. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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