Behind the Scenes Tour
What to do
Tours run daily at 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
Please check in at the Welcome Desk (bookings not essential)
- View additional aircraft, vehicles and engines currently in storage
- Climb aboard a Bristol Freighter aircraft
- See the work behind the scenes in our conservation workshop
To get the most out of your Air Force Museum experience, take our special 45 minutes guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our Reserve Collection.
Don’t miss the opportunity to climb inside a Bristol Freighter as you learn about this aircraft and more from your knowledgeable and friendly guides.
The tour involves a short walk, under cover, through the Aircraft Hall to the Reserve Collection space in the Conference and Events Hall. With the exception of the Bristol Freighter, the space is fully pram and wheelchair accessible.
We can also offer private, tailored behind the scenes tours for groups of eight or more, not only to our workshops and reserve collection, but also to our archives. Visit our Group Activities page for more information.
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Great place with lovely tour guides, long history and an amazing collection of airplanes and artefacts.
Absolutely loved it! There are free tours at certain times of the day in which you get to see different parts of the museum. Great tour guides as the are really fun and know a lot of facts about the airplanes and other stuff so they can answer all your questions!
Fabulous exhibits but the best part is a free tour guide. These volunteers are the best. I attended a conference here which made for a unique venue. The gala dinner was in the aircraft hall and was spectacular. Plenty to see and do between courses and the dancing!