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Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford

Lysander Avenue | Shifnal, Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
+44 1902 376200
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Interesting day out

Lots of hangers with many aircraft, the odd tank and car too. A lovely informative day out, would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jill S
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Cosford Airshow 2018

This is our 4th Airshow and Cosford didn’t let us down. The jets are always the best bits for us... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrea H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Shropshire and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. Housed in wartime hangars and in the National Cold War Exhibition, there is a huge display of aircraft and exhibits to explore.
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  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lysander Avenue | Shifnal, Shifnal TF11 8UP, England
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+44 1902 376200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of hangers with many aircraft, the odd tank and car too. A lovely informative day out, would visit again, and it’s free. But I spent money on a lovely cooked breakfast and lots in the gift shop.

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our 4th Airshow and Cosford didn’t let us down. The jets are always the best bits for us but with it being the 100 year anniversary they flew all the older war planes which were interesting to see. There is plenty to see...More

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an enjoyable time and you get plenty to look at for free entry. The cafe is quite expensive but you’d expect that. I have just dropped a star because one of the hangars was closed when we visited which meant we could only...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this!! At the very least, it has to be on your bucket list. It is nothing less than brilliant Superb friendly staff who love their job & telling the story!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only went because I thought my boyfriend would like it.... but, I really had not expected that this wonderful museum would affect me in such a way. It is huge.... oh my goodness. The scale is off the chart. Mixed age groups were here. Older...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out for everyone. It includes many interactive features, including a plane controlling simulator. There is a viewing platform for the thrill seekers, as it is very high, yet an amazing site, as you can see all the planes. Another great thing about...More

1  Thank Xavier F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue itself was great. I do have concerns over the buildings fire safety. The main fire panel in one of the buildings had the Disablement light lit. I contacted them for comment but a week on I've had no response.More

Thank Sean H
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karen c, Public Relations Manager at Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, however we are sorry that you feel the Museum has not taken its fire detection responsibilities seriously. The fire alarm you are referring to is operational and compliant providing full detection and alarm service. The disablement light...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow at least three hours to be able to see most of the museum, but even then there won’t be time to read all the information boards. It was a wet day so we thought it would be a good place to visit as the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing visit here yesterday to celebrate my dads 80th Birthday. We booked a birthday package which included our own guide for 2 1/2 hours. Pete was our guide and he made the visit extra special and interesting by sharing his exceptional...More

1  Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving along the motorway on our way to Ironbridge when we noticed the signs for Cosford so thought we would pop along and see what it was all about. The museum is great with lots of old planes - we sat in one...More

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karen c, Public Relations Manager at Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by and visiting Cosford, we were glad to hear you enjoyed your visit but were sorry to hear about your catering experience. We will pass on a copy to our caterers Kudos and we hope you will consider visiting again in future....More

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The museum is brilliant for wheelchair users they even loan mobility scooters if u dont have one thats what i did as only have manual wheelchair there are plenty of disabled toilets aswell and everywhere is accessible... More
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