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RAF Museums At London And Cosford Reopen

The sites have reopened after implementing measures to ensure social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The RAF Museum has reopened its sites at London and Cosford to the public.

The museum has implemented social distancing measures, including a one way system and a limit on the number of visitors in each building of the museum.

There are also hand sanitiser stations at the entrance to each hangar, and hand washing facilities available in all buildings of the museum.

The Director of Visitor and Commercial Development at the RAF Museum, Barry Smith, said they are "incredibly happy" to welcome the public back to the museum, and the staff are "committed to creating a considerate and respectful environment".

Entry to the museum remains free, but the museum is now asking visitors to book their arrival time to guarantee social distancing.

The RAF Museum opened in 1972 and now employees 230 people, plus 350 volunteers across both its sites.

With more than 1.3 million objects, 178 aircraft and a 665,000-strong archive, the museum attracts 900,000 visitors annually to both its London and Cosford sites.

Cover image: Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum.