Monday, 19 October 2015

Half Term Fun

Airspeed Oxford 1

Half Term Fun


The RAF Museum in London    


We have been making plans for half term (not that I am counting down!) and it was suggested to us that we should have a look at the RAF Museum in London.

I love all things aircraft and engineering and this sounded like a great idea. I have been browsing the website and think it looks like an awesome day out.

The website gives you lots of information about what is on display and the history of the planes so you can decided exactly what you would like to see, there are also marine craft, medals and uniforms on display.
London's marine craft collection

I am really keen to see one of the current exhibitions - The First World War In The Air. We went to Ypres last Christmas and I learnt about trench warfare and visited the Flanders Fields and Passchendaele Museums and found it so interesting and sad to learn about the First World War. I would love to learn more about this time in history and think this exhibition will be great to find out about the war in the air.


One of the display cases on show

There are loads of other things to see and do too and I think it will be a full day out which is pretty good considering it is free admission! There are also lots of other things you can add on to your day with a small charge- I would hope to have a try on the flight simulator for just £3


Our simulator in the Museum's Milestones of Flight Gallery

During half term there is also the chance to make your own Airfix model at the Museum for £3 which looks like fun and would be a great thing to take home.

For the parents there is a restaurant and a coffee shop and then for children to round off the perfect day out there is a gift shop for the all important souvenirs- I have already checked out the site and have found some good pocket money toys as well as notebooks, teddies and Airfix kits as well as plenty of other things to choose from.



The Museum is open daily and further information can be found here on their website or check out the trailer below to see what's in store for you.