Tour Aboard Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 at RAF Museum Cosford

Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R1 XV249 seen here on one of her final flights at RAF Waddington before the type's retirement back in 2011 is due to be opened up to for public viewing at RAF Museum Cosford from today through the end of April. (photo by Jerry Gunner via Wikipedia)
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RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire, England is opening up one of their rare electronics surveillance aircraft to the public for a limited time starting today. Take a tour of the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1, one of just two of the type remaining, for a close look at the secret spy plane to get an idea for the important job that RAF aircrews were performing every day from the Cold War through the war in Afghanistan. The RAF Museum press release continues…

Returning in 2019, step on board the Nimrod XV249 and learn about its intelligence gathering role in the Royal Air Force. You will gain an insight into the operational history of the aircraft from it’s time as Maritime Reconnaissance through to it’s conversion into a Signals Intelligence gathering aircraft as well as hear about the crews on board and get to see some of its sophisticated surveillance equipment. As one of only four Nimrod R.1 variants built, you will gain a rare insight into the RAF’s intelligence capabilities.


Nimrod Tours are available on the following days in 2019

  • Monday 15 – Sunday 28 April
  • Saturday 25 – Sunday 2 June
  • Monday 22 – Wednesday 31 July
  • Thursday 1 – Saturday 31 August

Nimrod Tours cost £5.00 per person. Tours last 15 minutes (max 6 people per tour) and morning time slots can be pre-booked in advance to guarantee availability.


Afternoon Tours may be available on the day on a first come first served basis.

Please note: All children on Nimrod Tours need to buy a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Nimrod Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 8.

Please be aware all tours are subject to availability.

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