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RAF Museum at Cosford and London to reopen

Posted 3 July 2020 · Add Comment

Following recent advice from the Government and Public Health England, the RAF Museum will be re-opening its doors to visitors on Monday 6th July.



Image courtesy RAF Museum

With the health and safety of visitors and colleagues in mind, the Museum will now be asking visitors to pre-book their arrival time at rafmuseum.org. While still offering free entry to all, the new timed ticket approach will guarantee the space needed for a safe an enjoyable day out.

The Museum has been working hard behind the scenes to prepare new social distancing measures in preparation for re-opening, a one-way visitor flow and a limit of the number of people in each building will be in place when the Museum reopens on 6th July. Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to each hangar and throughout each building. Hand washing facilities are also available in all Museum buildings. We also encourage visitors to act in a manner that respects the safety of others.

The RAF Museum is unique in terms of our size, we offer wide open spaces – both inside and out, and a range of exhibits that will engage the whole family. Both sites have large green spaces, ideal for a summer picnic and we are also offering take-away food at our restaurants. Onsite parking is available, and the Museum shop will also be open and take contactless payment.

Barry Smith, Director of Visitor and Commercial Development, RAF Museum: “We are incredibly happy to welcome our visitors back and have implemented a range of measures across both sites to ensure a safe and great day out for the whole family. Our friendly staff are also committed to creating a considerate and respectful environment for all our visitors. With our expansive spaces and engaging exhibits, we are the ideal day out for the summer.”

The Royal Air Force Museum opened in London in 1972 and is a National Museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and registered charity. The Museum is free to enter and has two sites at London and Cosford in the West Midlands, adjacent to RAF Cosford base. It also holds a ‘reserve collection’ at Stafford.

 

 

 

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