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Avro 707 at the RAF Cosford Museum.
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RAF Cosford Museum
RAF Cosford Museum.
RAF Cosford Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Cosford, Shropshire. It is part of the Royal Air Force Museum which is located at both RAF Cosford and the Royal Air Force Museum London (Hendon).

It is a museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular. It also includes a Cold War Museum as well as several developmental aircraft, and a missile collection.

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The museum at RAF Cosford was opened on 1st May 1979.

RAF Cosford museum is spread over two sites in the UK with the other site at the Royal Air Force Museum London at Colindale (near Hendon) in north London.

It initially exhibited airframes which had been used for technical training at RAF Cosford but later additional aircraft were added to the collection and in 1980 it was agreed that the British Airways Collection be displayed at Cosford.

On 21 June 1998 four additional galleries were opened, housing art, temporary exhibitions and other aviation subjects. On the 13th May 2002 the RAF Museum Conservation Centre at Cardington, Bedfordshire was relocated to Cosford museum.

The Cosford site includes several developmental aircraft such as those that led to the English Electric Lightning and the second prototype of the BAC TSR-2.

The National Cold War Exhibition opened at Cosford in February 2007. This exhibition houses the museum's V-bombers - Vulcan, Victor and Valiant, as well as other Cold War aircraft in a newly constructed exhibition building.

RAF Cosford is an RAF Station and is home to No 1 School of Technical Training. It has a short 3,891ft Asphalt runway and hosts an RAF Air Show every year in June.

The museum's Lincoln bomber is supposedly haunted and you can read more about it here.

RAF Cosford Museum Address & Travel
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
TF11 8UP
Telephone: 01902 376 200

Cosford is centrally located with good motorway access from the M6 southbound (Junction 12) via the A5, one mile from junction 3 on the M54 for northbound travellers. The Museum is only thirty minutes from the centre of Birmingham and ten minutes from Telford.

From the south leave M6 at junction 10a.
From the north leave M6 at junction 12 and follow A5 west.

Cosford is located on the Birmingham to Shrewsbury line (via Wolverhampton) then ½ mile walk.

The nearest bus stop is the Cosford Garage, approximately a 1 mile walk to the Museum gates.

How much does it cost?
It is free admission to the RAF Cosford Museum but there is a small car parking charge.

What are the Opening Hours?
For more information on the Opening Hours then please visit the
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford official website.

For more information then visit the
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford official website.

Accommodation: postcode - TF11 8UP

RAF Cosford Museum.

Museum Aircraft

Hangar 1:
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C.1 (XP411)
Auster T.7 Antarctic (WE600)
Avro Anson C.19 (TX214)
BAC Jet Provost T.5A (XW418)
Boulton Paul Sea Balliol T.21 (WL732)
Bristol Sycamore HR.14 (XJ918)
CASA 352L (Junkers Ju 52) (G-AFAP)
Comper CLA.7 Swift (G-ACGL)
de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 (WP912)
de Havilland Comet 1XB (G-APAS)
de Havilland Devon C.2 (VP952)
Fairchild Argus II (G-AIZE)
Hawker Cygnet (G-EBMB)
Hawker Siddeley Andover E.3A (XS639)
Hawker Siddeley Gnat T.1 (XR977)
Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.1 (XD574)
Hunting Percival Pembroke C.1 (WV746)
Mignet HM.14 (G-AEEH)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 (XX654)
Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1 (XX496)
Vickers Varsity T.1 (WL679)
Westland Dragonfly HR.3 (G-AJOV)
Westland Wessex HC.2 (XR525)

War in the Air:
Avro Lincoln B.2 (RF398)
BAe Harrier GR9A (ZG477)
Bristol M.1c (C4994)
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (L-866)
de Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (TA639)
de Havilland Venom FB.4 (J1704)
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (VP746)
FMA IA 58 Pucara (ZD485)
Focke Achgelis FA330
Folland Gnat F.1 (XK724)
Hawker Afghan Hind
Hawker Hurricane IIc (LF738)
Kawasaki Ki-100-1b
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet (191614)
Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2 (420430)
Mitsubishi Ki-46 'Dinah'
North American P-51D Mustang (44-73415)
Sopwith Pup (N5182)
Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8226)
Supermarine Spitfire I (K9942)
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka

Cold War Exhibition:
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 (WS843)
Avro Vulcan B.2 (XM598)
Avro York C.1 (TS798)
Canadair Sabre F.4 (XB812)
Douglas Dakota C.4 (KN645)
English Electric Canberra PR.9 (XH171)
English Electric Lightning F.1/P.1B (XG337)
General Dynamics F-111F-CF (74-0177)
Gloster Javelin FAW.1 (XA564)
Handley Page Hastings T.5 (TG511)
Handley Page Victor K.2 (XH672)
Hawker Hunter T.7A (XL568)
Mikoyan MiG-15bis (001120)
Mikoyan MiG-21PF (7105)
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.1 (XL993)
Short Belfast C.1 (XR371)
Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV (68-8284)
Vickers Valiant B.1 (XD818)

Test Flight:
Avro 707c (WZ744)
Bristol 188 (XF926)
British Aerospace EAP (ZF534)
English Electric P.1A (WG760)
Fairey Delta 2 (WG777)
Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Position (WK935)
Gloster Meteor T7 (Modified) (WA634)
Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1 (XS695)
Hunting H.126 (XN714)
Panavia Tornado P02 (XX946)
Saunders-Roe SR.53 (XD145)
SEPECAT Jaguar ACT (XX765)
Short SB.5 (WG768)

Bristol Britannia 312 (G-AOVF)
Hawker Hunter F.6A (XG225)
Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1 (XS709)
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 (XV249)
Lockheed C-130 Hercules C.4 (XV202)
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (204)

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