The Royal Air Force Museum London is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, in North London’s Borough of Barnet. It includes five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force.
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This video of our visit to the Royal Air Force Museum London was recorded on Thursday 20 April 2023 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera.
Below are some still pictures from the Royal Air Force Museum video.
The Royal Air Force Museum London is displayed over six hangars.
Hangar 1, RAF Stories, and First to the Future
Two exhibitions, RAF Stories and RAF First to the Future, opened in 2018 to commemorate the RAF centenary:
RAF Stories, The First 100 years 1918–2018 of the RAF. This exhibition observes the RAF’s first 100 years, from its creation in 1918 as the world’s first independent air force. It explores the different roles of the people of the RAF, alongside the changes in technology.
Hangar 1 forms the main point of entry to the museum.
Hangar 2, the Grahame-White Factory
Also known as the Grahame-White Factory shows the earliest days of flight on the site of The London Aerodrome, through to the formation of the independent Royal Air Force in 1918.
Hangars 3 and 4, The Historic Hangars
These hangars focus on the aircraft of the Second World War and the Cold War. It includes original Battle of Britain fighter aircraft: the Hawker Hurricane, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Supermarine Spitfire; helicopters, and some Cold War jet aircraft.
Hangar 5, the Bomber Hall
Battle of Britain: shows the German Junkers Ju 87 Stuka and Heinkel He 111 bombers which were types used during the Battle of Britain.
Hangar 6, RAF in an Age of Uncertainty
The RAF from 1980 to the 21st century.