Saturday 1 July 2017

Royal Air Force Museum London - What's on in July


Parking at our London Site
Parking at our London Site
If you intend visiting us this month, please consider travelling by public transport.

Due to our extensive RAF Centenary Transformation Programme we are unable to guarantee a parking space during periods of high demand such as weekends and the summer holidays.

Please take either the Northern Line to Colindale Station or a mainline train to Mill Hill Broadway. The 303 bus will take you from both stations to our site.
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The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry as children, climbing into the Royal Wessex Helicopter.
Free Lecture: A History of Royal Flying - 22 July
RAF Squadron Leader (Retired) Graham Laurie will be sharing the history of royal flying in this exciting lecture along with some of his personal memories of flying the Royal Family for nearly 20 years.

Graham joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot in 1964. He flew for 36 years amassing a total of 13,500 hours and during the last 20 years of that career he flew members of the Royal Family and senior government ministers completing in all, over 2,200 Royal Flights.

Attendance is free, but is by advance booking only. It will start at 2.00 pm in our Lecture Theatre. To reserve your ticket, please click here.
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Members of the Public Climbing into the Royal Wessex
The Wessex Experience - 22 and 23 July
Bring the whole family along for a right royal experience as we open up our Royal Wessex helicopter up to the public from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Members of the Royal Family from Prince Charles to the Queen Mother have travelled in style on the Wessex Helicopter, and now you can climb aboard to explore this magnificent machine yourself with the expert assistance of one of our guides.

Tickets will be available on the day from the helicopter at £3 per person or £10 for a family ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 children)
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Take a walking tour of our local area
Family Friendly Local Walking Tours - 23 July
Join us for a fascinating walking tour of our local area and discover the history of aviation in Colindale and Hendon from the arrival of Claude Grahame-White's Flying School and Aerodrome through to the opening of the Museum and the recent redevelopment of the local area.

Each tour will last approximately 1 hour and will start at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. This activity is free of charge and there is no need to register. Just turn up on the day. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Join our Secret Spy School
Summer of Spies: Spy School - 25 July onwards
School's Out! So why not join us at the RAF Museum for our Summer Spy School?

Suitable for children 5 +, Spy School, starts on 25 July and runs each Tuesdayand Wednesday until the end of August. Put together your own spy pack and complete your secret mission by taking part in one of our secret spy activities. Each week there will be a new exciting mission to complete.

Sessions will take place underneath the Museum's Lancaster from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm. Cost: £3.50 per child.
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Come and sit in our iconic Cold War Phantom Jet
The Phantom Experience - 1 July onwards
We will be opening up our Phantom Jet Fighter to visitors every Saturdaythroughout the summer from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Our Phantom has a remarkable history, which you will explore thanks to our wonderful guides as you sit in its cockpit. Tickets for this experience are £8 plus 50p booking fee, click here for advance booking.
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