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Festive Opening Dates at Cosford

Festive Opening Dates at Cosford

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period?  The Museum will be open each day throughout December from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Not only will you be able to reminisce in the Warplanes Hangar where you can view[Read More...]

by December 14, 2015 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Local Author and Artist Take to The Skies With Children’s Book

Local Author and Artist Take to The Skies With Children’s Book

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be the chosen venue to officially launch a children’s book which follows the adventures of Jim the Jet Provost. Author Amanda Cundall has teamed up with local artist Spencer Trickett to create a series of children’s books that show a different perspective on famous aeroplanes of the Royal Air Force. Jim the Jet[Read More...]

by November 24, 2015 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
New Aeroplane-Themed Play Area at RAF Museum Cosford

New Aeroplane-Themed Play Area at RAF Museum Cosford

PRESS RELEASE – Young visitors to the RAF Museum Cosford will soon be enjoying a new aeroplane-themed play area thanks to students from City of Wolverhampton College.Staff at the museum have asked students studying for the Level 3 early years educator diploma to come up with ideas for kitting out the new Little Swifts crèche in the main hangar area.The[Read More...]

VC10 XR808 now on display next to the Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk3. ('©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’)

RAF Museum VC10 Now Completed

Press Release: RAF Museum Cosford, England After an eight month dismantling process, a 70 mile journey along the M6/M54 motorway and a four month rebuild, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now complete and on public display. The media, aviation fans and visitors alike have followed the[Read More...]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Two Nimrod R1s of 51 Squadron, based at RAF Waddington, pictured flying in formation when still wearing their "hemp" camouflage. XV249 is quite possibly pictured here. (photo via Wikipedia)

Popular Spy Plane Tours Set to Return at RAF Museum Cosford

The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod played an important role defending the realm in the United Kingdom, and served in several major conflicts over the years. The Nimrod MR (Maritime Reconnaissance) aircraft were a mainstay in the RAF fleet over four decades, patrolling the waters for submarines and other potential threats. Far less well known were were the handful of Nimrod R.1 aircraft, modified for the[Read More...]

by October 17, 2015 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum, Warbirds News