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Need something to do this Easter? Try the RAF Museum, London

Any plane and transport enthusiasts out there? Looking for a fun-filled day out this Easter holidays? Have you thought of visiting the RAF Museum in London?

RAF Museum London

I confess that I am one of those people who never appreciates the places close to home. Last year during our holiday to York we visited the Yorkshire Air Museum which we really enjoyed. Now I discover the RAF has its own museum in London: so close to home and we’ve not been yet!

The museum is open from 10 am daily and the admission is FREE!

Get ready for a jam-packed day: there is LOADS to do! As well as exhibitions including over 100 historic aircraft, there are flight simulators (charges apply) and a 4D Theatre Ride. For little ones there is an interactive centre for hands-on science fun. Have a snack in the cafe among the helicopters!
I admit that there is a special place in my heart for the RAF as both of my grandfathers were involved many years ago. My dad’s dad built Spitfires during the Second World War and my mum’s dad completed his National Service with the RAF in the early 1950s. I am very proud of the role they played in our country’s aviation story and am interested to see what other history the museum has to offer.
Currently, the museum is undergoing work to celebrate the RAF’s centenary next year. There is limited parking available on site and so my recommendation is… travel by Tube! My kids love trains and this is their dream: a day out with trains and planes 🙂
Below is the video I watched: see how easy it is to get there on the Underground:

Take a look at the RAF London website for more information and I hope to see you there over the next 2 weeks of Easter!

This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own.


26 comments

  1. Never even knew there was such a thing as a RAF museum but then again we do want to preserve our aviation history somewhere. Sounds like a jolly place to visit

  2. You know what I’m ashamed to say that I’ve not been even though my nan lives near by. Don’t worry that shall change, especially after you having so much fun there 🙂

  3. I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t even know this place existed before reading this! My Grandad was in the RAF and I’m sure he would have loved to visit – we went with him to the Imperial War Museum lots of times, but I think we missed a trick. He worked on the Spitfires too! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. I didn’t know about this but it looks great and your review puts it as a place I would like to take my boys to. The video is really good aswell, I like the way it shows how long it takes from the major stations which is great for travelling with kids and answering the famous question ‘are we nearly there yet?!’
    Thanks for sharing with #mainyloveseaster.
    Mainy

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