Celebrate a Summer of Spitfire at the RAF Museum

RAF Museum spitfire display

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 Zone 1 July – 1 September Cosford
Spitfire Photo
Reconnaissance PR.XIX
1 July – 1 September Cosford
Large Model Air Show 6-7 July Cosford
Little Swifts 9 July / 18 July /
10 September
London
Night Flight Sleepover 13 July London
Spitfire Academy
Adventure
20 July – 2 August London
Cosford Food Festival 20-21 July Cosford
Spitfire Selfie Station 20 July – 1 September London
Spitfire Cookie Decorating 20 July – 1 September London
Behind the Barriers Spitfire
Viewing
30 July / 6, 13, 20,
27 August
Cosford
Spitfire Selfie Station 31 July / 8, 14, 22,
28 August
Cosford
Spitfire Story Telling 1, 7, 15, 21, 29 August Cosford
Family Festival of Flight 3-4 August London
Vintage and Handmade Festival 17-18 August Cosford
Spitfire 10K 31 August London
Spitfire Family Run 31 August London
Spitfire 10K 1 September Cosford
Spitfire Family Run 1 September Cosford
Battle of Britain Night 14 September London
Battle of Britain Day 15 September London
Summer of Spitfire Shop 1 July – 1 September Cosford
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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