RAF Museum spitfire display

Wednesday 19th June 2019

This summer will see the Royal Air Force Museum paying homage to one of the most iconic aircraft ever built with a programme of family events and activities dedicated to the Spitfire. 

The Museum is home to a large collection of Spitfires, including the world’s oldest. This summer it will explore the history of the Spitfire and the story of those RAF servicemen and women who worked with this wondrous aircraft.

Weekend festivals, thought provoking storytelling, close views of real Spitfires, and a series of nostalgic events including a Battle of Britain Day will transport visitors back to a time when the Spitfire protected Europe’s skies.

Visitors will also be able to take the pilot’s seat and enjoy a 6-minute Spitfire flight through the Museum’s new virtual reality experience (Cosford only), take a selfie in a Mk XVI Spitfire (London only) or enrol in the Museum’s Spitfire Academy Adventure, its latest immersive experience that combines all the demands of an escape room challenge with the fun of a treasure hunt (London only).

Event Date Location
Virtual Reality Zone1 July – 1 SeptemberCosford
Spitfire Photo
Reconnaissance PR.XIX
1 July – 1 SeptemberCosford
Large Model Air Show6-7 JulyCosford
Little Swifts9 July / 18 July /
10 September
Night Flight Sleepover13 JulyLondon
Spitfire Academy
20 July – 2 AugustLondon
Cosford Food Festival20-21 JulyCosford
Spitfire Selfie Station20 July – 1 SeptemberLondon
Spitfire Cookie Decorating20 July – 1 SeptemberLondon
Behind the Barriers Spitfire
30 July / 6, 13, 20,
27 August
Spitfire Selfie Station31 July / 8, 14, 22,
28 August
Spitfire Story Telling1, 7, 15, 21, 29 AugustCosford
Family Festival of Flight3-4 AugustLondon
Vintage and Handmade Festival17-18 AugustCosford
Spitfire 10K31 AugustLondon
Spitfire Family Run31 AugustLondon
Spitfire 10K1 SeptemberCosford
Spitfire Family Run1 SeptemberCosford
Battle of Britain Night14 SeptemberLondon
Battle of Britain Day15 SeptemberLondon
Summer of Spitfire Shop1 July – 1 SeptemberCosford
Image shows London Spitfire Run 10K 2018
London Spitfire 10K 2018

For more information about the Museum’s Summer of Spitfire programme of events and activities at both the RAF Museum London and Cosford visit rafmuseum.org. Events are subject to change, flypasts are weather dependant.

The Museum is open daily from 10.00am. Admission is free.

All images ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum

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