Summer 2021 at the RAF Museum London

July 22, 2021Amy Hughes0

The Royal Air Force Museum London has a calendar packed full of events this summer, ready for the entire family to visit.




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Conquer the Hercules, an outdoor obstacle course. Race against your friends and family or try to compete for the top spot on the leader board. Tackle the ninja wall, crawl under cargo nets and swing over water to get to the finish line. There are also pop-up activities such as yoga and family dance classes. These are held early some mornings; check online for dates and times. Finally, chill out at Claude’s café with one of their amazing ice creams, and have a go at the Table Tennis corner. Open 24 Jul-15 Aug.


Family Festival of Flight
Royal Air Force Museum London family pop-up events
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Open 31 July-1 August, 10.30am-4pm, the Family Festival of Flight will offer a host of free family fun with a mixture of drop-in and timed activities set around the wonders of flight.

Activities include: coding with rolling robots, rocket challenge, science shows, storytelling, an art station and Explorer Trails.


Sundown Cinema
Famly enjoying the vintage Funfair RAF Museum
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For a more relaxing evening, hit the Sundown Cinema. Sundown Cinema and the Royal Air Force Museum are teaming up to host a weekend of fantastic film screenings. From 20-22 August, films like Moana, The Lion King, Greatest Showman and Top Gun will be on the big screen.

The museum’s vintage fairground rides will also be open to all. Rides include swing boats, coconut shy, high strikers and chair-o-planes for the little ones. Cinema ticket holders will get two free tokens each, so make sure you arrive early to enjoy the rides! The fairground will be open between 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm over the three days.


Spitfire 10k
RAF Museum Spitfire 10K runner, runs with arms outstretched like an airplane
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The season will close with the Spitfire 10K. Run through the museum, across Hendon Airfield and down streets that formerly were Spitfire landing strips, on 28 August.

It will also be held virtually – giving runners from all over the UK, and across the world, the opportunity to run for a Battle of Britain pilot.


Important Information


Grahame Park Way, NW9 5LL
Open 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Admission is free, charges may apply for special events.
Pre-booking is required.

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