Welcome to the world of the Royal Air Force Museum, Britain's only national museum dedicated wholly to aviation. Opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen and situated on the historic site of Hendon's London Aerodrome in Colindale, our North London Museum is the only London attraction to house over 100 aircraft from around the world including some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. With free admission plus free interactive and fun activities, including 3D Cinema and Our Finest Hour, our London museum offers entertaining and educational days out for all the family just 30 minutes from Central London. Five mammoth buildings contain over a hundred aircraft, artefacts, aviation memorabilia, fine art and photographs covering the history of aviation from early balloon flights to the latest jet fighters. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, the Royal Air Force Museum expanded the site by a third and opened two new exhibition halls. Milestones of Flight An exhibition that traces the history of the first century of powered flight and some of the most important Royal Air Force aircraft are displayed, along with classics from the USA, Germany, Japan and France.