RAF Museum, Cosford, Shropshire

February 10, 2013

The RAF Museum in Cosford, Shropshire, is a great family day out – especially if you have plane mad kid!

They have a great selection of aircraft, from pre-WW2, WW2, through to modern times.   Their Cold War hangar is very impressive.

They also have a hands on educational area that keeps the kids entertained, a flight simulator ride, and a re-creation WW2 house (that has most parents going “Ah, that’s my Gran’s house!”).Get Out With The Kids - Reviewed

Entrance is free.  Yes, FREE.  Though you do have to pay to park (£2 for 3 hours, or £3 for 3-8 hours, when we visited), but compared to the cost of family entrance to other places that is very reasonable.

The education area introduces children to the principles of flight in a fun way.


Start ’em young. A 3 year old flying a Spitfire, and doing a good job of it too.

The Cold War hanger is very impressive. Some of the biggest jet aircraft of the era suspended above your head.

Time to refuel at Cosford. There is a cafe not far from here in the Cold War hangar.

As well as the cafe in the Cold War Museum, there is also a cafe at the main entrance.


They run a number of events throughout the year.

Please check their web site for updates and more details: www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford

Getting to Cosford

Cosford is just off the M54 in Shropshire.  The M54 can be reached from the M6.

Put TF11 8UP into your Sat Nav.

The RAF Museum is open nearly every day of the year, and is generally open from 10am to 6pm.

What’s in the area?

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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