Saturday 27 January 2018

Royal Air Force Museum London - What's On Feb 2018


Our Vulcan in London
The Vulcan and Cold War Experience: 30 January
Our Vulcan, Phantom and Lightning are three of the Cold War’s most iconic aircraft. Between them, they tell a story of uncertainty and tension that loomed over the world for decades. In this new experience, you will have unparalleled access to these Cold War Warriors in a personal tour.

Our Vulcan and Cold War Experience runs the last Tuesday of each month. Reserve your tour now. Tickets retail at £49.50 per person. Terms and Conditions apply
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Little Swifts Logo
Little Swifts: 6 and 22 February
By popular demand, we are now running two Little Swifts sessions a month.

Designed for pre-schoolers, our fun and lively sessions include arts, crafts, games and songs that bring our wonderful collections to life.

Sessions start at 10.30am. Tickets cost £3.00 per child, pre-booking is required.
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The Airfix Logo
Airfix Make and Take Sessions: 12 - 16 February
Come and join us in the First World War in the Air Galleries for an Airfix extravaganza this February Half Term. Just drop in and chose the aircraft you want to build, construct and then paint! All materials will be provided by the Museum for a very affordable £3.00 per kit.

We will have three different models for to choose from: 
  • The Sopwith Pup
  • The Albatros
  • The Mitsubishi Zero
Sessions will run daily from 11.00am - 3.00pm. Tickets will be available at the Museum's main entrance.
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Unknown RAF Officers from the First World War
The Early Years of the RAF: 15 February
In the first of our Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies for 2018, Sophy Gardner will speak on ‘The early years of the RAF: A cautionary tale of history in the making’.

Sophy Gardner is a collaborative doctoral award student and researches the early politics of the RAF and air power. Based at the Department of History at the University of Exeter, she is in the second year of a collaborative PhD studentship  with the RAF Museum.

This lecture will start at 6.30pm at the headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society at 4 Hamilton Place, London. Admission to this lecture is free but as seating is limited please pre-register.
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RAF aircrew in Palastine circa 1918
Air War Over Palestine and Syria, 1918: 16 February
In the first of our 2018 First World War in the Air lunchtime lecture series, Stuart Hadaway from the Air Historical Branch will speak on the air war over Palestine and Syria, 1918.

The air war over Egypt and Palestine differed greatly from the familiar one over the Western Front.  Not only were the tempo and environmental challenges different, but so was the pattern of the development of the air campaign. This fascinating talk traces the development of that war, and examines its culmination: the RAF’s role in the Battle of Megiddo in September-October 1918.

The talk will start in the Museum's Lecture Theatre at 12.30pm. Admission is free but please pre-register as seating is limited. 
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Join us for 100 cockpits and cabs
100 Open Cockpits and Cabs: 24 February
To celebrate the Centenary of the RAF, London and Cosford will be offering the rare and exciting chance to get a closer look inside 100 cockpits and vehicles from our collection during a series of four Open Cockpit and Cab events at each site.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to view a wide range of aircraft and vehicles which aren’t usually open to the public - with each event  enabling you to get a feel for what it was like to fly or drive these much loved machines.

Sessions run from 1.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Tickets cost £13.50 per person or £10.00 for Museum Members. For a list of aircraft that will be open at the first London event on 24 February, click here.

Until 9 February we are currently offering a £100.00 ticket for all eight events across both sites - saving you a massive £62.50. Hurry, they're going fast! 
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