The Spitfire Experience

Saturday, 3rd Oct 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
RAF Museum London
RAF Museum London
Grahame, Park Way
£8 per person plus 50p Booking Fee PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET

Climb inside the Spitfire MK16 and take the pilot’s seat, learn about the aircraft and see what it would have been like to fly a Spitfire.

Access Details
Sitting in the cockpit of a Spitfire is a once in a lifetime experience, to make sure you’re prepped for the day please take note of our access restrictions before purchasing your tickets:
•You must be physically fit to climb a small number of steps and lift your legs and full body weight into the cockpit
•Please wear trousers or shorts. Skirts and dresses may prevent or restrict access
•Please wear flat shoes with a good grip on them. Please note: we cannot allow the public access without appropriate footwear.
•You are more than welcome to take pictures once inside the cockpit – please come with a camera that can be zipped into a pocked or a camera with a strap
•Spitfire Cockpits are small - please see measurements below for your information.
•If the museum feels that it is not safe or possible for you to access the Spitfire MK16 cockpit then we reserve the right to refuse access. Please read the terms and conditions on the ticket booking page before making payment.

Access Times
This new experience is led by our team of volunteers at 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm on the dates listed on the ticket page.


£8 per person plus 50p Booking Fee


*there will be no booking facility on site, all tickets must be pre-purchased at home or on your mobile device. Please come with a copy of your ticket which can either be printed or shown on your smart phone device or tablet.

*The Spitfire Experience is a volunteer led activity. If volunteers are unable to attend on the day they are scheduled then the museum reserves the right to reschedule your booking to a later date.

*all tickets for the Spitfire Experience contribute towards the ‘Historic Hendon Appeal’. If you wish to donate more then you can do so on the ticketing page. All donations help to further the work of the RAF Museum.

Historic Hendon Appeal
The RAF Museum receives funding from the MoD that allows the Museum to open its doors to visitors. In order to conserve our collection and improve the Museum we rely on the museum’s supporters – the Museum needs your help. 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF and we are looking to transform the Museum through four new exhibitions, new learning programmes and better facilities for visitors.

We have already completed part of this project through the new First World War in the Air exhibition and have raised over £12million towards future works (out of £23million).

All donations made through the ‘Spitfire Experience’ will support the ‘Historic Hendon’ phase of the project which will tell the story of the museum’s former life as an airfield, it was on the airfield where the museum now stands that Spitfires departed for the Battle of Britain and Winston Churchill first learnt to fly. Donations will also help to ensure that the museum is enjoyed by the local community for generations to come.

Please help us share the RAF story and donate to the ‘Historic Hendon’ appeal.


More information
If you would like any more information please contact the organiser by emailing or call 0208 205 2266


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