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Visit, on Wednesday 11th October 2023
RAF Museum, London

The Royal Air Force Museum London is displayed over six hangars.

Hangar 1, RAF Stories and First to the Future

 

Two exhibitions, RAF Stories and RAF First to the Future, opened in 2018 to commemorate the RAF centenary:

RAF Stories, The First 100 years 1918-2018 of the RAF. This exhibition observes the RAF's first 100 years, from its creation in 1918 as the world's first independent air force. It explores the different roles of the people of the RAF, alongside the changes in technology.

Hangar 1 forms the main point of entry to the museum.

Hangar 2, the Grahame-White Factory

Hangar 2, Grahame-White Factory interior, Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a in the foreground, FE.2b, Sopwith Camel and Fokker D.VII suspended from the ceiling

Also known as the Grahame-White Factory shows the earliest days of flight on the site of The London Aerodrome, through to the formation of the independent Royal Air Force in 1918.

Hangars 3 and 4, The Historic Hangars

These hangars focus on the aircraft of the Second World War and the Cold War. It includes original Battle of Britain fighter aircraft: the Hawker Hurricane, Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Supermarine Spitfire; helicopters, and some Cold War jet aircraft.

The Gloster Meteor on display in the Historic Hangars

Hangar 5, the Bomber Hall [

Battle of Britain: shows the German Junkers Ju 87 Stuka and Heinkel He 111 bombers which were types used during the Battle of Britain.

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka on display in the Bomber Hall as part of the Battle of Britain exhibition

Hangar 6, RAF in an Age of Uncertainty

The RAF from 1980 to the 21st century.

 

Other facilities

The museum contains a public restaurant built within a 1930s mess store building.

A volunteer centre has been created within Building 69, originally a parachute packing RAF building. The museum's archives, containing thousands of paper documents, books and photographs are situated on the top floor of Hangars 3/4/5

The booking form for the visit is in the Members Resources tab in the members area here

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