RAF Museum  

 
 
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Grahame Park Way, Hendon, NW9 5LL
 
 
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RAF Museum2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force and, coinciding with the celebrations, RAF Museum underwent a multi-million pound redevelopment. Here you can test your flying skills, explore RAF stories, sit inside a cockpit and explore three immersive exhibitions which highlight the stories of the people in the blue uniforms. The 2018 upgrade also added landscaped green spaces, children's playground and a restaurant. Britain's National Museum of Aviation, or RAF Museum, comprises several hundred thousand objects ranging in size from aircraft to lapel badges, and spanning more than a century of aviation history. The Historic Hangars, listed buildings that were part of the old Hendon Aerodrome, contain five exhibitions with an impressive collection of over 100 full-sized aircraft, some suspended from the ceiling, as if in flight. Helicopters, water landing aeroplanes, fighters and bombers, past and present, are all on display. The Battle Britain tells the story of the RAF's historic fight against Germany in the 1940's, featuring a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, the world's most famous training aircraft, a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire among the very planes that went to war. The museum also houses an Aeronauts Interactive Centre with over 40 hands on experiments showing how an aeroplane weighing hundreds of tonnes can stay in the sky with real and simulated cockpits to sit in. Kids and plane enthusiasts alike will love it.

 

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Three Pilots - One War ExhibitionThree Pilots - One War ExhibitionLiterary & Education, Storytelling.2018-08-21T10:00:00+01002018-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
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Three Pilots - One War Exhibition
Three Pilots: One WarThree Pilots: One WarLiterary & Education, Storytelling.2018-08-21T10:00:00+01002018-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
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Free EventOngoing
Three Pilots: One War
First World War in the AirFirst World War in the AirFirst World War in the AirEleven years after the first powered flight, aviation emerged as a force capable of changing the face of battle. In 1914 the Royal Flying Corps numbered just 1,500 people. By 1918, when the Royal Air Force was created, this had grown to more than 205,000. The full strategic value of air power had become all too evident - both on the battlefield and2018-08-21T00:00:00+01002020-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th December 2014 to 31st December 2020
Eleven years after the first powered flight, aviation emerged as a force capable of changing the face of battle. In 1914 the Royal Flying Corps numbered just 1,500 people. By 1918, when the Royal Air Force was created, this had grown to more than 205,000. The full strategic value of air power had become all too evident - both on the battlefield and... More about this event
 
Fast Jet Crafts!Fast Jet Crafts!Literary & Education, Craft Workshop.2018-08-22T11:00:00+01002018-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
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On Soon
Fast Jet Crafts!
Hendon PageantHendon PageantCommunity & Lifestyle, Fete.2018-09-15T10:00:00+01002018-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
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Free EventOn Soon
Hendon Pageant
100 Open Cockpits And Cabs - 21 September100 Open Cockpits And Cabs - 21 SeptemberLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-09-21T18:00:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
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100 Open Cockpits And Cabs - 21 September
100 Open Cockpits and Cabs100 Open Cockpits and CabsLiterary & Education, Storytelling.2018-09-21T19:00:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
Category: event
 
100 Open Cockpits and Cabs
October Half TermOctober Half TermLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.2018-10-22T11:00:00+01002018-10-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
Category: event
 
October Half Term
100 Open Cockpits and Cabs - 21 September100 Open Cockpits and Cabs - 21 SeptemberLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-12-08T18:00:00+00002018-12-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
RAF Museum,   Grahame Park Way  Hendon    NW9 5LL
Category: event
 
100 Open Cockpits and Cabs - 21 September
 

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Colindale Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Burnt Oak Tube Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
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Hendon Central Railway Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Golders Green
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  34% off
58 Regents Park Road, N3 | 34 minutes from RAF Museum
A new, purpose built hotel typical of the Holiday Inn Express chain which are clean, cheap and modern with buffet breakfast included in the very affordable ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Brent Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
Tilling Road, NW2 | 37 minutes from RAF Museum
The motorway hub of Brent Cross, home to many of London's largest superstores, has great connections to Central London as well as the rest of the ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest RAF Museum

Nearest to RAF Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hampstead Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
New End Square, NW3 | 3.9 miles from RAF Museum
Housed on the first floor of Burgh House, Hampstead Museum charts the history of the north London borough from prehistoric times to today. Redesigned in 2006, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Freud Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 | 4.3 miles from RAF Museum
Sigmund Freud's family home in Hampstead has been turned into a fascinating museum which features the psychoanalytic couch on which Freud's patients would recline while being treated ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
London > Attractions > Museums
111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5.8 miles from RAF Museum
From Cornflakes to Ker-plunk, Spacedust to Spacehoppers, take a nostalgic tour through 200 years of British consumerism with Robert Opie's unique creation. Enter the Museum of ... More
 
 
 
 
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Kenwood House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 3.6 miles from RAF Museum
A rich collection of famous paintings are housed within the walls of this neo-Classical villa perched by a lake on top of Hampstead Heath. Works by ... More
 
 
 
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
105-115 Brentfield Road, NW | 3.7 miles from RAF Museum
Located in an unexpected and fairly barren area on the edge of north-west London this stunning Hindu temple is an amazing spiritual and architectural gem, well ... More
 
 
 
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Avenue House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
17 East End Road, N3 | 36 minutes from RAF Museum
An imposing grade II listed mid Victorian mansion with extensive grounds landscaped by Robert Marnock, Avenue House is now available to hire for weddings, conferences and ... More
 
 
 
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Three Pilots - One War Exhibition
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 29th March to 9th December 2018 - 10am
RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, NW9 | Same location as RAF Museum
Literary & Education, Storytelling....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Three Pilots: One War
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 29th March to 9th December 2018 - 10am-6pm
RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, NW9 | Same location as RAF Museum
Literary & Education, Storytelling....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
First World War in the Air
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th December 2014 to 31st December 2020
RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, NW9 | Same location as RAF Museum
Eleven years after the first powered flight, aviation emerged as a force capable of changing the face of battle. In 1914 the Royal Flying Corps numbered ...More
 
 
 
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Near RAF Museum
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London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House
London > Entertainment >
94-96 North End Road, NW11 | 3.1 miles from RAF Museum
The London Jewish Cultural Centre is London's leading provider of Jewish education and culture. Located at Ivy House, the centre's home was previously the home of ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
52 High Road, East Finchley, N2 | 3.3 miles from RAF Museum
The Phoenix Cinema started life in 1910 as the East Finchley Picturedome, and has been screening films ever since. Expect to find a mix of new ... More
 
 
 
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SSE Arena, Wembley
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Arena Square, Engineers Way, HA9 | 3.5 miles from RAF Museum
This is London's second largest indoor arena after The O2, and though the building lacks the character of some of the older venues, the sheer scale ... More
 
 
 
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Boxpark Wembley
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 | 3.2 miles from RAF Museum
First we had Boxpark Shoreditch, the first shopping mall made out of shipping containers, then came Boxpark Croydon and in 2018 we're getting a third Boxpark, ... More
 
 
 
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Wembley
London > Shopping > Specialists
Compound 7 Lumen Road, East Lane Business Park, HA9 | 3.5 miles from RAF Museum
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, NW4 | 32 minutes from RAF Museum
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Kaifeng
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
51 Church Road, NW4 | 17 minutes from RAF Museum
Chinese cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Bang Bang Oriental
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
399 Edgware Road, NW9 | 20 minutes from RAF Museum
London's biggest Asian foodhall has put Colindale on the map. It may be further north than you've been before but with over 20 food kiosks, ... More
 
 
 
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Lahore Original Kebeb House
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
148-150 Brent Street, NW4 | 21 minutes from RAF Museum
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Education near RAF Museum

Near RAF Museum
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 5.5 miles from RAF Museum
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
 
 
 
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 5.9 miles from RAF Museum
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Barnet College
London > Education > English Language Courses
Grahame Park Way, NW9 | 6 minutes from RAF Museum
Barnet was recently praised in a government inspection as one of the best English language schools in the capital. It's a multicultural area and you can ... More
 
 
 
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RAF Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Allianz Park
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Greenlands Lane, NW4 | 13 minutes from RAF Museum
Allianz Park in North London is home to Saracens Rugby Club, a professional rugby union team who play in the Aviva Premiership, the top level of ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Yoga (Mill Hill)
London > Leisure > Fitness
Pursley Road, NW7 | 14 minutes from RAF Museum
The London School of Yoga attempts to demystify the practice, eliminating the intimidating jargon and self-important ritual that so often attaches itself to the activity. Skilled ... More
 
 
 
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Roe Green Walled Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kingsbury Road, opp Valley Drive, NW9 | 32 minutes from RAF Museum
Opposite Fryent Country Park and originally part of the estate of the house now called Kingsbury Manor, Roe Green Walled Garden is used by many locals ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near RAF Museum

The best pubs near London RAF Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Spaniards Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Spaniards Road, Hamstead Heath, , NW3 | 3.4 miles from RAF Museum
Ideal for alcoholic refreshment after a weekend tramp on Hampstead Heath, this notorious pub dates back to 1585 and is doused in history. The roguish highwayman ... More
 
 
 
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The Queensbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
110a Walm Lane, NW2 | 3.5 miles from RAF Museum
The Queensbury is a hipster gastropub, in an area well-served with cheap, trendy restaurants, but they've done an excellent job with the leather-sofas-and-cheap-art formula. They've made ... More
 
 
 
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Adam & Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
The Ridgeway, Mill Hill Village, NW7 | 28 minutes from RAF Museum
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near RAF Museum

RAF Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Boogaloo
London > Nightlife > Bars
312 Archway Road, N6 | 4.4 miles from RAF Museum
The Boogaloo has succeeded in breaking the all pervasive contemporary pub blueprint, fashioning a popular alternative with a great atmosphere - and not an inch of ... More
 
 
 
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The Shop
London > Nightlife > Bars
75 Chamberlayne Road, NW10 | 4.6 miles from RAF Museum
At quirky café/bar The Shop pretty much everything but the kitchen sink is up for sale, hence the name. Guests can purchase the chairs, light fittings, ... More
 
 
 
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The Betsy Smith
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 | 4.7 miles from RAF Museum
On the unlovely part of Kilburn High Road, next to Greggs and Primark, The Betsy Smith is a breath of fresh air with its charmingly quirky ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near RAF Museum.
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 5.4 miles from RAF Museum
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
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Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5.9 miles from RAF Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute
London > Business > Venue Hire
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 6.2 miles from RAF Museum
... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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