Our facilities

Our facilities 4D Experience at Cosford Check Point Charlie Cafe

Visitor Centre

Here, you will find all the amenities you require for the start of a visit and our team of staff are available at the Admissions Desk if you have any questions.  You can purchase a guide book for your visit at just £3.50  


There are a number of car parks on site with ample spaces. Parking for Blue Badge holders and families is available on Car Park 1.  Charges apply for parking - £4.00 for up to 3 hours or £5.00 for up to 6 hours.


Enjoy a coffee over lunch at our Refuel Cafe, alternatively enjoy a drink and a snack served from a classic Citroen van deep inside our landmark National Cold War Exhibition.

Picnic Areas

Bring your own food and eat outside in the spacious grounds.

Baby Changing

Baby changing facilities are available for visitors with younger children in the Visitor Centre and hangars.

Fun n Flight

We have a range of interactive exhibits including the Fun 'n' Flight Interactive Gallery, designed to excite and inform young minds.   This gallery is full of exhibits designed to help you learn why aircraft stay up in the air. Whether you are investigating air flow with 'The Blower' or guiding a Hercules to the drop zone, you will be learning in a fun and informative way. 


Don't forget to visit the museum shop at the exit of the National Cold War Exhibition, where you will find a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs to suit all budgets. You can also shop online from home.

Flight Simulator

Come and try our Black Hawk Flight Simulator  Seating up to six people per flight the Simulator costs just £2.99 per person. A family ticket (upto four people) costs just £10.00. Full details including the choice of rides available are available here.

4D Experience

Visitors can experience 3D animated visuals with an added dimension of dynamic seat movements, water spray, leg ticklers and smoke effects in a purpose built theatre.   Boarding passes cost £5.00 per person and details of the three rides with preview clips are available here.


Opening Hours  
10:00am - 5:00pm [last admission 4:00pm] Applies March - October
10:00am - 4:00pm [last admission 3:00pm] Applies November - February  

Admission is Free

car parking charge is payable.

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
T: 01902 376 200
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