RAF Museum Cosford 2018 Events Diary

Vickers Wellington B.X under restoration at RAF Museum's Michael Beetham Conservation Center at RAF Museum Cosford. The Conservation Center is normally closed to the public, but RAF Museum Cosford does have a period of open days. The museum has just posted their events calendar for 2018... read further to plan you visits! (photo via RAF Museum)
RAF Museum Cosford 2018 Events Diary
 
Forthcoming events taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during 2018:
 
Date
Event
9 February
17 – 23 February
21 February
24 March
Pillows and Pilots Sleepover
1 April – 10 July
1 – 2 April
100 Years Festival
3 – 15 April
5 April
12 April
28 April
Pillows and Pilots Sleepover
12 May
Pillows and Pilots Sleepover
19 May
26 May – 3 June
First World War Half Term
10 June
30 June
7 – 8 July
21 – 22 July
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
15 September
21 – 22 September
Outdoor Cinema
27 October – 2 November
Airfix Make and Take
11 November
Remembrance Service
12 – 18 November
7 December
 
Further details on each event will be issued nearer the time.  Admission charges apply for some events and activities.  Events may be subject to change and additional events may be added during the year, please visit the Museum website www.rafmuseum.org/cosford for more details.
 
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.”
 
For further information on the 2018 events, please visit the Museum’s website www.rafmuseum.org/cosford or call 01902 376200 (within Britain). The Museum is open daily from 10am and entry is FREE of charge. 
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