RAF Museum

Museum in/near Grahame Park, existing between 1972 and now

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RAF Museum

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Museum · Grahame Park · ·
December
28
2012
The Royal Air Force Museum London, commonly known as the RAF Museum, is a museum located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, dedicated to the history of aviation and the British Royal Air Force.

The museum was officially opened at the Colindale (then part of Hendon) London site on 15 November 1972 by Queen Elizabeth II.

The hangars housed just 36 aircraft at opening. Over the years, the collection increased, and aircraft not on display at Hendon were stored or displayed by smaller local RAF station museums.

On 1 May 1976, the Cosford Aerospace Museum was opened at RAF Cosford, one of the stations used to store some of the museum's collection. In 1980, the Cosford site agreed to house the British Airways Museum collection, which has now been removed after British Airways withdrew funding.



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NEARBY STREETS
Aerodrome Road, NW9 Aerodrome Road is one of the main roads through Grahame Park.
Aviation Drive, NW9 Aviation Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Avion Crescent, NW9 Avion Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Barford Close, NW4 Barford Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Beaufort Square, NW9 Beaufort Square is a location in London.
Beaumont Court, NW9 Beaumont Court is a location in London.
Boulevard Drive, NW9 Boulevard Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bristol Avenue, NW9 Bristol Avenue is one of the main roads of Grahame Park.
Broadhead Strand, NW9 Broadhead Strand is a street in Kingsbury.
Buckingham Court, NW4 Buckingham Court is a street in Hendon.
Chancellor Place, NW9 Chancellor Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Cherry Close, NW9 Cherry Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Cobalt Close, NW9 Cobalt Close is a location in London.
Commander Avenue, NW9 Commander Avenue is a location in London.
Everglade Strand, NW9 Everglade Strand is a street in Kingsbury.
Five Acre, NW9 Five Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fiveways Corner Flyover, NW7 Fiveways Corner Flyover is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Fiveways Corner, NW7 Fiveways Corner is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Further Acre, NW9 Further Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Gilda Court, NW7 Gilda Court is a street in Mill Hill.
Great Strand, NW9 Great Strand is a street in Kingsbury.
Hall Lane, NW4 Hall Lane is part of an old road through Hendon which also ran north into Page Street.
Hazel Close, NW9 Hazel Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Heath Parade, NW9 Heath Parade is a location in London.
Heritage Avenue, NW9 Heritage Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hundred Acre, NW9 Hundred Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hurricane Trading Estate, NW9 Hurricane Trading Estate is a location in London.
Little Strand, NW9 Little Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Long Mead, NW9 Long Mead is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lower Strand, NW9 Lower Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lysander, NW9 Lysander is a location in London.
Near Acre, NW9 Near Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Percival Avenue, NW9 Percival Avenue is a location in London.
Quakers Course, NW9 Quakers Course is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ruby Way, NW9 Ruby Way lies within the postcode.
Seelander House, NW9 Seelander House is a location in London.
South Mead, NW9 South Mead is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Concourse, NW9 The Concourse is a street in Kingsbury.
Valentina Avenue, NW9 Valentina Avenue is a location in London.
Westside, NW4 Westside is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Wheatley Close, NW4 Wheatley Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area


Grahame Park

Grahame Park was built on the site of the old Hendon Aerodrome.

The estate is named in honour of Claude Grahame-White, the aviation pioneer who established the Hendon Aerodrome and aviation school on the site. Most roads, blocks and walkways have names linked to the aviation history of the site.

The building of the estate was a joint project between the Greater London Council and Barnet Council. The estate was designed in a ’Brutalist. style and the first residents moved in during October 1971. Barnet Council is refurbishing much of the estate with a 2032 completion date.

The Royal Air Force Museum is situated immediately to the south-east of the estate.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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West Hendon from above
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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