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Flying high at the RAF Museum, Hendon

Papa Joe is a volunteer tour guide in the flight gallery at the Science Museum so was intrigued to find out that the volunteers at The RAF Museum at London have a totally different role. We had arrived early and were just having a welcome coffee when we saw a team of volunteers starting to gently dust the aircraft.

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Papa Joe and a Mayhem learning how to dust the planes.

Meanwhile our youngest Mayhem was busily inspecting all the helicopters and planes.

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Suitable for  toddlers upwards 

Where: RAF Museum London, Grahame  Park Way, London, NW9 5LL
Admission: FREE – charge for flight simulators – pay and display car park
Website: www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london

The museum is split into different sections and explores themes such as the history of flight, World War 1 and The Battle of Britain. There are a lot of planes on display and you are able to get up close to them. 

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Older Mayhems will enjoy climbing up beside the planes on the viewing platforms and even trying out the flight simulators. However our Mayhems are still small so we take them to the Aeronauts Gallery, a hands on centre with child sized models of airplanes that they can pretend to fly. Our tip is to go early as the Aeronauts Gallery gets very busy with people bringing the younger Mayhems. The gallery has a large area of picnic tables where the Mayhems can have a snack or lunch.

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Planes to ‘fly’ and experiments to try

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After all the ‘flying’ we then had lunch at the main cafe which is beside The Battle of Britain Hanger where childrens meals are available.


Getting There RAF Museum London, Grahame  Park Way, London, NW9 5LLa
SAT NAV Users NW9 5QW
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