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The RAF Museum in London is set to welcome visitors into its newly transformed site when it formally reopens on Saturday 30th June, and the last few changes are being finalised.

The Royal Air Force Museum London is celebrating and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force through the museum’s transformation.

The opening will see three new innovative galleries open that will explore the first 100 years of the RAF and its role today. Visitors will also be invited to imagine its future contribution and learn about its technology.

The museum will boast freshly landscaped green spaces, a children’s playground and a new restaurant. Groups will get to explore RAF stories, sit inside an iconic cockpit to see how it feels to be a pilot and enjoy a picnic all in one visit.

The rest of the site includes the multi award-winning First World War in the Air galleries, which tell the definitive story of the development of flight from aerial reconnaissance to the protection of civilian populations and ground troops during World War One.

You can also visit the Historic Hangars and the Bomber Command Hall. There are over 85 aircraft on site altogether, including aero engines and marine craft.

Don’t miss Hangar 5 which contains the museum's Bomber Hall exhibition and follows the development of the bomber from its first appearance during World War One to the highly sophisticated machines of today.

Group booking information

The transformed building will be free to enter. For group bookings (ten or more people) or to book a museum tour guide, contact the Group Visits Department at www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/group-visits.

Group packages can include a museum visit, plus lunch in the Wessex Café, located in Historic Hangars.

For further information visit www.rafmuseum.org.uk.