Our purpose is to tell the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections.
• For our visitors, we make our collections and the RAF story relevant and stimulating
• For current and former RAF personnel and their families, we preserve, honour and share the stories of their service
• For our nation, we help people to understand the impact of the RAF in the world
Our ambition is to ensure that the Royal Air Force's story endures and enriches future generations.
We aspire to be a world-leading museum that engages, inspires and connects everyone with the RAF story through exploration of its people and its collections.
The Museum occupies two public sites at Colindale in North London, and Cosford in Shropshire, West Midlands. Both Museums are free to enter and explore the stories of the people who shaped the world of aviation from the daredevil early aviators to wartime heroes, the Service men and women who have served in the RAF and whose contribution has shaped the world we live in today.
With a world-class collection and displays of over 175 aircraft integrated with special exhibitions, films, interactives, artwork, engines, missiles, photographs, medals and uniforms, and research and education facilities, the Museum takes an innovative approach to telling these stories whilst keeping with tradition. Reaching both our sites is quick and easy thanks to good public transport and motorway network links.
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