For aircraft buffs like me a visit to the new RAF Museum in North London is a must-do next time I’m in that great city.
The best insight into the new display comes from 13-year-old Robert, whose dad writes the Family Travel Times Blog.
Here’s his summary of their visit:
“There are three main experiences that you could pay to take part in at the museum. The first was a flight simulation where you have six minutes to control the plane. You do feel slight vibrations, but it wasn’t as exciting as I hoped – although my dad did enjoy it. This simulator is only for older kids – however I remember the other simulator (the torpedo) being amazing when I was younger so if you go to the museum after it has been fixed, I would recommend that simulator above the newer one.
“There was a 4D film in which you “fly” with the red arrows – one of five different films being shown.
“The final add on was “The Spitfire Experience” where you get to go inside a real spitfire and press the buttons and pull the levers as if you were flying. I thought this might be a bit boring, but it was really good. A member of staff explains all the bits of the plane to you, and how it worked, and I thought it was the most interesting thing I had done all day. I would recommend trying this – although it costs £10 – for the explanation alone. It was great.
“Personally, I had a great day trying out all the new activities and looking at the new exhibitions. The day out was a lot more fun than the last time I came so if you haven’t come in a while or are coming to London on a trip then I would definitely recommend a visit!”
You can read the complete blog at https://www.familytraveltimes.co.uk/blog/rafmuseum/