Cosford – Royal Air Force Museum

Last weekend Graham had a special birthday. I gave him lots of options of celebrating but his choice was to visit Cosford Aeroplane Museum. We’ve been there once before  a few years ago and he was itching to return. He’s always loved aeroplanes, especially ones with history.

Cosford is located in Shropshire which is only about an hour away from us. You can get to it just off the M54. Admission is free! There are three hangers to explore filled with over 70 aircraft of importance. There is also an art gallery, a simulator ride and 4D experience. The kids favourite place was the Fun ‘n’ Flight area packed with fun and educational experiments based around the science of flight.

We picked a really nice day to visit which meant we could spend time looking at the aeroplanes outside as well as in the hangers.

The overall family favourite was the cold war exhibition, you can see Britains three V-bombers, the Vulcan, the Victor and the Valiant under one roof. There were also areas where you could watch film about the Cold War and the kids were captivated by the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

I arrived in my wheelchair but they had motorised scooters available so I borrowed one. This meant that the husband could look around and do his own thing without pushing me around. The place was easy to get around too. Only one hanger was on two levels and there were lifts available.

I’ve made a little video of our day to show you, it would be lovely if you could give it like on You Tube where we’d love for you to join us.

We took many photos, so I’ve made some collages to share with you.

Country Kids

Twin Mummy and Daddy

14 Comments

  1. February 24, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I love visiting the RAF museum at Cosford. Being a former air cadet I have spent a lot of time there! #That FridayLinky

  2. February 25, 2017 / 11:41 am

    This brings back childhood memories. My father was RAF and learnt to fly with them. I still love wondering around plane hangers with him. I like the idea of the education area too. Happy belated birthday! #CountryKids

    PS The route we took to Stonehenge was quite flat with no obstacles or steep slopes. There was a person in a wheelchair, but I don't know how they got on. Hope you do go.

  3. February 25, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    There were lots of cadets there when we went.

  4. February 25, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Thank you for your comments and for stopping by to let me know about Stonehenge x

  5. coombemill
    February 25, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    What a great day out for you all, it's fab that you all enjoyed it and there was lots to keep everyone's interest. I bet the kids loved the 4d experience and the fact that they could go into some of the planes, I know my lot are always more interested if they can interact with the exhibits a little bit. I bet seeing the three v-bombers was a great sight, I'm sure the kids haven't stopped talking about it.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  6. February 25, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    This is on our to do list, and I've pinned your post for future reference. Hope we can get there this year, it looks fab #CountryKids

  7. Helen
    February 25, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This looks like a really interesting day out, the 4d experience and educational activities sound great for keeping the kids entertained!

  8. diynige
    February 25, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Looks a fab place to visit super photos Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  9. February 26, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Looks like a fun and educational day out. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  10. mammasschool
    February 26, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    My mini men would have loved a day out here a lot. So much to see and do #countrykidsfun

  11. February 28, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    My 10yo RAF fan would love it there, especially with the interactive activities.The 4D experience sounds like fun. #countrykids

  12. liquoriceuk
    March 1, 2017 / 10:02 am

    What a fascinating place to visit. My husband would love it here. Glad that it was easy for you to get around too 🙂 #CountryKids

  13. optrixxaris1
    March 1, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I can imagine the males in my life loving this place. #CountryKids

  14. March 1, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Looks like a great family day out. Love museums that are interactive, I can see my little boy loving Cosford. #CountryKids

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