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).
|Virtual Reality Zone||1 July – 1 September||Cosford|
|Spitfire Photo |
|1 July – 1 September||Cosford|
|Large Model Air Show||6-7 July||Cosford|
|Little Swifts||9 July / 18 July / |
|Night Flight Sleepover||13 July||London|
|Spitfire Academy |
|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 |
|30 July / 6, 13, 20, |
|Spitfire Selfie Station||31 July / 8, 14, 22, |
|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|
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