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Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford Museum

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Contact Details

  • Cosford
  • Shifnal
  • Shropshire
  • TF11 8UP


FREE Admission. The award winning Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.

This landmark building contains 18 aircraft, military transport, missiles, memorabilia, interactive kiosks and hotspots of information. The exhibition reflects the social, cultural and political history of the Cold War era circa 1947 – 1989, in an innovative way.   Highlights include the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant.  A Number of aircraft are suspended in flying attitudes including a Dakota, Canberra, Meteor, Lightning and Javelin.  Visitors are able to look at them from an elevated viewing gallery.

RAF Museum Cosford is one day that everyone from small children upwards will enjoy whatever the weather.  Children and adults alike will be fascinated by fun ‘n’ flight.  Packed with hands on excitement, it’s the easy way to answer all those questions about how aircraft stay up in the air.  The advanced flight simulator is also a great way to get an instant flying experience at just £2.99 per person.  (See website for T & C’s) The 4D Experience offers visitors 3D animated visuals with an added dimension of dynamic seat movements, water spray, leg ticklers and smoke effects in a purpose built theatre.  A single ticket costs £5.00 and a 4D Saver is £16.00 for up to 4 people.

The Visitor Centre is home to the Refuel Restaurant serving hot and cold meals and snacks. The Citroen refreshments van and the well stocked Museum Shop are both located within The National Cold War Exhibition.

Access around the Museum is easy with wide aisles for pushchairs and wheelchairs.  A limited number of wheelchairs and electronic scooters are available for loan free on arrival at the admissions desk, on a first come first served basis.

Opening Times

Open daily 10.00am to 4.00pm (November to February) 10.00am to 5.00pm (March to October) including Bank Holidays.  Admission is FREE of charge.

Please note that the Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1st January.

Car parking charges apply of £4.00 for up to 3 hours or £5.00 for three to six hours.

Blue Badge Holders – Charges apply as above.

Coach Parking – Free of Charge.


By Road

On the A41, 1 mile from junction 3 on the M54.
From the south, leave M6 at junction 10a
From the north, leave M6 at junction 12 and follow A5 west.

By Rail

Cosford Train Station is located on the Birmingham to Shrewsbury line (via Wolverhampton) then ½ mile walk.  Please check timetable before visiting.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is on the A41 at the Cosford Garage, approximately a 1 mile walk to the museum gates.

By Cycle

The museum is conveniently located along National Cycle Route 81 which runs from Wellington to Albrighton.  Cycle racks are situated next to the Visitor Centre.

By Air

Visitors can fly into the Cosford airfield by prior arrangement with Air Traffic Control.  Please call us first for details.


1 - On-Site café/restaurant2 - Picnic Site3 - On-site car parking5 - Parking (charge)21 - Groups Acepted22 - Special Group rates23 - Min group size24 - Max group size27 - Toilets30 - Conference Facilities34 - Marketed towards families35 - Marketed towards children36 - Marketed towards senior citizens37 - Marketed towards student/youth38 - Guided Tours Available for Individuals40 - Guided Tours Available for Groups42 - Educational Visits Accepted43 - Ramp/Level Access44 - Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors45 - Toilets for Disabled Visitors46 - All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors49 - Guide Dogs Permitted6 - Visa accepted7 - MasterCard accepted10 - JCB accepted11 - Switch accepted12 - Delta accepted13 - Solo accepted14 - Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted


Self-Assessed Mobility Level 4

Note: Establishments may self assess themselves for accessibility. You are strongly advised to check directly with operators if you have specific access and mobility requirements.


Just one mile from junction 3 of the M54 motorway take the A41 south towards Wolverhampton. Follow brown signs to Royal Air Force Museum. 

Located on the National Cycle Route 81 (Wellington to Albrighton).


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Opening Times

Open daily 10.00am to 4.00pm (November to February) 10.00am to 5.00pm (March to October) including Bank Holidays. Admission is FREE of charge.

Please note that the Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1st January.




The details displayed on this page are correct at the time of publication however, Shropshire Tourism would like to advise all visitors to check prices & opening times with the venue prior to traveling in case of changes that might have occured since the publication of this page. Whilst Shropshire Tourism endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Shropshire Tourism does not accept any liability for error or omission. The directions above are for planning purposes only and should be used alongside a general roadmap or satnav system. Variables such as road/construction works, traffic, weather conditions etc may cause alterations to the route.