RAF Museum Cosford 2018 Events Diary


Published on: 05 January 2018


Forthcoming events taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during 2018:







9 February



100 Cockpits and Cabs



17 - 23 February



Airfix Make and Take



21 February



Talk: Airfix and 100 years of the RAF



24 March



Pillows and Pilots Sleepover



1 April - 10 July



Spitfire 100K Challenge



1 - 2 April



100 Years Festival



3 - 15 April



Feathers and Flight Family Trail



5 April



Eagles at Easter Display



12 April



Eagles at Easter Display



28 April



Pillows and Pilots Sleepover



12 May



Pillows and Pilots Sleepover



19 May



100 Cockpits and Cabs



26 May - 3 June



First World War Half Term



10 June



RAF Cosford Air Show



30 June



Armed Forces Day



7 - 8 July



Large Model Aircraft Rally



21 - 22 July



Cosford Food Festival



1 - 31 August



Summer of Spies Trail



1 August



Summer of Spies Workshops



8 August



Summer of Spies Workshops



11 -12 August



Vintage and Handmade Festival



15 August



Summer of Spies Workshops



22 August



Summer of Spies Workshops



29 August



Summer of Spies Workshops



2 September



Spitfire 10K and Spitfire Family Run



15 September



100 Cockpits and Cabs



21 - 22 September



Outdoor Cinema



27 October - 2 November



Airfix Make and Take



11 November



Remembrance Service



12 - 18 November



MBCC Open Week



7 December



100 Cockpits and Cabs

Admission charges apply for some events and activities. Events may be subject to change and additional events may be added during the year, please CLICK HERE for more details.

100 Cockpits and Cabs  Outdoor Cinema

RAF Museum Cosford Public Events Manager, Abi Betteridge said:
“We will be celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force throughout 2018 with a number of events tailored towards commemorating this milestone. Across both our London and Cosford sites we will be opening up the doors to 100 Cockpits and Cabs so visitors can get up close and inside more of our collection than ever before, with the first of four dates at Cosford in February.

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend on 1-2 April, we will be marking the official formation of the Royal Air Force with a 100 Years Festival, packed with re-enactors, displays and activities for families. There will also be a new permanent display celebrating the RAF through the decades with artefacts from within our collection interpreting the RAF story.

One of our most popular events, the Spitfire 10K will be returning in September, where up to 1,200 runners this year can race across the airfield. In addition, we’ve set a new centenary challenge to run 100K in 100 days in a virtual race and we’re busy working on a suitably spectacular medal for those who rise to the task. All proceeds from these races will go towards the RAF100 Appeal, a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and four major RAF charities.

These new events are in addition to activities running throughout each of the school holidays as well as our major summer event, the Cosford Food Festival. Plus the Outdoor Cinema Screening will be returning for two nights in September and of course, the chance to see behind the scenes in our Conservation Centre during the Open Week in November.”

Cosford Food Festival

Spitfire 10K

For further information on the 2018 events, please CLICK HERE. The Museum is open daily from 10am and entry is FREE of charge.