Trains to RAF Museum Midlands

Getting to the RAF Museum Midlands

Reaching the RAF Museum Midlands by train is the best public transport option, and you can use Cosford station , which is just a 15 minute walk away from the attraction. However, while this is the best public transport option, you may wish to book a taxi from the station to the Museum as parts of the walk feature no footpath.

Cosford station is open 24 hours a day, with a ticket machine and pre-purchase collection options available. If you are waiting for your train or meeting someone, there are seating areas available as well as a waiting room. You can find helpful bus routes from very close to the station, linking you to nearby villages and towns, as well as Wolverhampton.

Cosford is linked to a wide range of stations via theMissing downloads. , giving connections to Birmingham New Street , Wolverhampton , Worcester Shrub Hill , Coventry and more. Connections from these major stations also provide Cosford with links to theMissing downloads. , The North, Wales and the South-West. You will find hourly direct trains to Cosford from Wolverhampton, with a journey time of 16 minutes, as well as hourly direct trains connecting you from Birmingham New Street to Cosford in 35 minutes.

Purchase your train tickets to the RAF Museum Midlands, or for more information see our live departure and arrival times and scheduled timetables .

Stations

Cosford (COS)

Address:
Cosford station
Old Worcester Road
Cosford
West Midlands
WV7 3EY
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Cosford station information

Staffing level Unstaffed
CCTV No
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator West Midlands Railway
Ticket office opening times
No

Please purchase a Permit to Travel from the machine, before travelling.

Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here No
Validate Smartcards here No
Penalty fares LM
Customer service information

Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0039. Who are open during the following times:

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property

Available: No

Seated area
Yes
Waiting room
Yes
Station buffet
No
Toilets
No

N/A

Baby changing facilities
No
Wifi
No
Helpline

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .

Note:

0800 0248998

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

24 hours, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Staff help

This station is unstaffed. Your assistance will be provided by our on-train Conductor team.

No
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
No
Ramp for train access available
Yes
Accessible taxis information

Accessible taxis are not available

Accessible public phones

Public telephones are not accessible

National Key toilets available
No

N/A

Step free access

This station has been classified as a step-free access category C station. This means that this station does not have step-free access to any platform. More information on the step-free classification system can be found at https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955

The Assistance meeting point is on the platform that your service is due to depart. Please attract the attention of the Conductor who will assist you onto the train. ​​​​​​​

Ticket gates
No
Impaired mobility set down available

Double yellow lines on road under bridge

No
Car park 1 operator RAF - use blue spaces only
Car park 1 contact details

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Onward travel

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 12
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV No
Cycle storage location

Adjacent to platform access

Cycle storage types
  • Stands
Rail replacement information

In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Lamp post near to Café by station on Worcester Road (both directions).

Departures and arrivals from Cosford

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About RAF Museum Midlands

Uncover the rich history of the Royal Air Force with a breathtaking collection of aircraft, interactive experiences and exhibitions at the RAF Museum Midlands. With free entry, the site is a hugely popular attraction displaying how the heroic acts of servicemen and women have shaped the world we live in today.

The site is found in Cosford (Shropshire), where it officially opened in 1979 exhibiting airframes used for technical training. However due to its popularity, the site grew in size, bringing extended galleries, housing art and extremely rare aircraft to the attraction. This included the only Boulton Paul Defiant in the world, and one of only two surviving Vickers Wellingtons left in the world (currently undergoing conservation).

Today, visitors will see a range of over 75 historic aircraft, with the eye-catching TSR2 alongside the world’s oldest Spitfire, two of the most popular aircraft of the collection. Split across three hangars, the remarkable array provides a unique look into the history of the RAF. The Museum has entirely free entry, but booking an entry ticket is recommended due to its popularity. From November to February the site opens from 10:00am until 4:00pm, while from March to October opening times are from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Start your self-guided tour in the Test Flight hangar, where the fascinating developments of aircraft technology are displayed. The aircraft found here pay testament to the determination and innovation of engineers and pilots before they were able to use computers and advanced simulators. Following this, you will find three iconic WW1 aircraft featured in the War in the Air hangar. It provides a striking insight into the differences between British and German aircraft. Completing the trio is Hangar 1, which houses some of the largest and smallest machines flown by the RAF. Learn more about the communication and operational skills needed by trainers and pilots before they fly, alongside remarkable equipment used throughout history.

Once you have explored the hangars, the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition awaits. The breathtaking architecture helps to portray the vital role that historic aircraft, cars and tanks played in preventing the prospect of nuclear holocaust. While the story of the Cold War is much wider than just one of aviation alone, the exhibit looks to inform visitors on the colossal threat posed to world peace during this period of the 20th century, and how vital the acts of the RAF were in preventing this.

Visitors will also find an exciting aviation-themed playground outside for children to enjoy, as well as options for food and drink. The Airfield Kitchen, located in the Visitor Centre, is open every day from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Find barista quality coffee and a hot breakfast menu if you are arriving in the morning. Getting there for lunch? Their full lunch menu served from 11:30am to 3:00pm, including a range of tasty burgers, pizza and salads. There are also deli fridges and a range of delicious baked goods available throughout the day.

If you are needing a quick refuel, The Checkpoint kiosk serves ‘East v West’ inspired Bratwurst hot dogs alongside sandwiches and hot & cold drinks. Find it located on the lower level of the National Cold War Exhibition, open from 10:30am until 3:30pm.

Other Attractions and Activities near Cosford

If you are looking to extend your trip, there are many other options nearby for days out, entertainment and food.

Telford is a nearby town, with trains to the RAF Museum Midlands taking just 10 minutes. Once there, find the Town Park in the heart of Telford, with a brilliant mix of activities and facilities to entertain the whole family. Toddlers and children will find hours of entertainment in the multi-use games arena and play pits. There are also tranquil walks surrounding the park, into woodland areas and educational zones with historical features.

For evening entertainment in Telford you can find Cineworld to catch the latest blockbusters, surrounded by popular eateries like Nando’s, Zizzi and Wagamama’s.

You may be wanting to visit Birmingham, which can be reached by train in around 35 minutes from Cosford. The city centre is a great option for all forms of entertainment, whether you are into sports, arts, history and culture or shopping. Within a 10 minute walk of Birmingham New Street you will find the Hippodrome , Selfridges , Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery , the Bullring and Grand Central , cinemas and so much more. Alongside this, you will find all of the popular eateries you have been searching for— including classics such as McDonald’s, Nando’s, Five Guys, Wagamama’s and many more.