Battle of Britain Weekend
12 September – 13 September
Our Battle of Britain weekend will consist of an open air living history festival demonstrating the story of the “Few” who defended London in 1940 from enemy attack. Members of the public are invited to meet Veterans of this campaign and to watch costumed interpreters bring to life this momentous period in London’s history.
To immerse people fully back into 1940s the Museum will be providing a host of free entertainment ranging from concerts of music from the period to digitally re-mastered versions of epic Battle of Britain films.
Free tours around the Museum’s Battle of Britain Hall will give added insight into the heroes who defended London from the air, the people who protected her on the streets, and the communities who banded together looking out for one another and sharing what they had in the face of adversity.
On the hour, every hour the Museum will show it’s powerful and emotive sound and light show “Our Finest Hour” which will explain the contribution that the Royal Air Force made to the defence of the capital and the South East during the Blitz.
In addition to this there will be a range of activities in the Museum’s Aeronauts Interactive Gallery where children will be able to make, free of charge, their own cut out and keep Spitfire as well as a fun quiz trail that will take them around the Museum.
Roald Dahl Birthday Weekend
19 September – 20 September
Roald Dahl’s name immediately conjures up images of late night childhood reading underneath the bed covers with a torch as he wowed us with his tales of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Danny the Champion of the World, Maltilda and the unforgettable Charlie and Grampa Joe in his wonderous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Before he was a famous writer Roald Dahl was a member of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War seeing active service in Libya and Iraq amongst other territories.
Celebrate the famous storyteller’s birthday and find out about his career in the Royal Air Force. Make a bookmark to take home.
Session times are 11.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.00.
Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL
For more information:
See our Attractions page on the RAF Museum