What Happened When the Family Headed to RAF Museum Hendon

Despite studying history to GCSE and learning a little Latin, history is not my strong point (too many deaths going on for my liking). The only date I can actually remember is 1066 (sorry hubby) and I do love trying to read the Latin inscriptions in churches. My husband on the other hand is really passionate about history that he loves surrounding himself with it. As our daughters grow up I feel it is important for them to immerse themselves in both of their parents passions and more.

What Happened When the Family Headed to RAF Museum Hendon



So on Wednesday eldest was torn away from CBeebies and headed off on an adventure with her father and her granddad. Together they headed to RAF Museum Hendon where they delighted in seeing many aircraft and a rescue boat. Eldest had them well and truly entertained and as someone pointed out their hands full too.

A Mustang inside the museum

Here are a few things eldest got up to:

·        Looking out of an aircraft waving to her daddy
·        Laying down on a projected map
·        Appeared by the side of an American man’s lunch eyeing it up before having her own perfectly portioned child sized meal
·        Helped a lady cone off an area
·        Played with the toy aeroplanes
·        Walked into a perspex door accidentally as she thought you could enter the aircraft and didn't realise you couldn't
·        Looked down through a walk way on to the aircraft


Sadly it is not possible to see all the aircraft at present as many of them are being given a makeover in time for The RAF Centenary in 2018. So her granddad came away a little frustrated. Our daughter on the other hand was hungry again so a stop off at a huge supermarket on the way home was necessary.


Have you visited the RAF Museum in Hendon?


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  1. Never been there but my children enjoyed the helicopter museum at Weston-Super-Mare so might give this a go next time we're in the area.

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  2. We have never been here bt having grown up in the RAF I feel I should definitely put this on my list of places to visit this year! #countrykids

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  3. I've never been but it looks great for history enthusiasts! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  4. Now my husband and my boys would adore this! We have done the Fleet air Arm Museum and the Tank Museum but not this one. Looks like your eldest gave them all the run around with her own points of interest there. walking into the perspex door made me smile. Mine would have been dawn to have a go too!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. Oh no. Sounds like you've explored a lot of places.

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  5. This has been on our 'to do' list for ages, but sounds as if we are best leaving it there until next year #CountryKids

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  6. We're in Canada so we probably won't be visiting that particular museum any time soon. I do love how they let you be so hands on. That looks like it would be a great experience. #KCACOLS

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    1. That's a shame maybe one to put on the list if you are planning a vacation

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  7. Sounds like a great day, my lot would enjoy this too :) #countrykids

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  8. Sounds like a great place to visit, especially with children. I love the bit about appearing behind a gentleman having his lunch, too cute!!

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    1. She is definitely a little monkey but very adorable with it

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  9. This looks like a fab day out great photos Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  10. It's funny how things we learnt just school can be completely forgotten! I agree it's great that you want your little ones to enjoy history and your passions as much as you do. Looks like fun was had auntie museum
    #countrykids

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  11. I have been to RAF cosford many a times and we love it !! Such a great day out . Thank you for linking up #fortheloveofBLOG

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  12. Never been but my daughter would love this! She is fascinated by planes and boats at the moment and so excited about getting to go back on one in the near future. Looks like you had fun too #countrykids

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  13. Oh I remember going to here with my Dad years ago (although I must have been in my very late teens or early twenties). It was a fabulous day out. I love that your daughter was hovering by some poor man and his lunch, sounds like the sort of thing my eldest would have done #MMBC x

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  14. We've not been but I know my husband would love to, he knows a lot about planes and history is definitely his favourite subject. #MMBC

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  15. Sounds like a great museum to visit. I am historian and archaeologist and work at a museum and I know there's nothing better than one with lots of interactions for kids and try-me or hands-on experiences..Kids really do learn the most with thise kind of learning..#globalblogging

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    1. It really is. I agree hands on is the best way rather than being lectured to.

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  16. That looks like an amazing day out! I must add it to the ever expanding list of places to visit when we have a free weekend!

    My history knowledge extends to what I've learned from Horrible Histories (although that does mean I know all the Kings and Queens of England since 1066 - that's got to come in handy one day, right?!)

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    1. It is. I'm sure many will wait till 2018.

      Horrible Histories is great. I've got a few of their books.

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  17. This looks a great day out. #globalblogging

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  18. Looks like a fun day out. I love things like this, so interesting! #globalblogging

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  19. I love wandering around the RAF museum. But my little one gets bored, so it cuts my fun time a bit. 😀 #globalblogging

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  20. Ooo, I'd love to check this out. I have to settle for the Yankee Air Museum here in my backyard in Michigan, though!

    #globalblogging

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  21. I haven't been to the Hendon RAF museum but I've often thought I should give it a go... maybe I will now. Every credit for trying to read the latin inscriptions in churches! #Globalblogging

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  22. It's great to get her interested in history at an early age. I love the Perspex door story. So cute! Hope she didn't hurt herself! I remember going to the Boddington Tank Museum with my WW2 obsessed brother when we were kids and having a great time. #GlobalBlogging

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    1. I agree. I think she bounced back and no harm was really done. I'll have to ask whether hubby has been there or not.

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  23. I've never visited this museum, I do love to learn about history I think its really interesting but like you I am rubbish at remembering anything! :) #globalblogging

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  24. We've never been here before but I think Harry would love it #countrykids

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  25. I've not been but it looks really interesting. Shame some of the planes were not available to look around further.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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  26. I only every remember 1066 too! #GlobalBlogging

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  27. The RAF Museum looks like such an interesting place to explore and your eldest looks like she is having a wonderful time. We've been to the Fleet Air Arm museum but not Hendon - I know my hubby would enjoy it though and it's not too far away for us so one to add to the list :-) #countrykids

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  28. Educational family days out are great, never been but it looks interesting #GlobalBlogging

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  29. This looks like a great day out, the kids would love this. Shame we are so far away x #GlobalBlogging

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  30. Such great bonding time for them. I haven't been to that one but I went to Elvington a few times when I lived in York. (Feels like a lifetime ago).
    #globalblogging

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  31. Oh we would love to go and visit one day. It will be on our 2017 Bucket Trips list I think. Looks like they really enjoyed themselves. Thank you for hosting. #globalblogging

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  32. Looks great. I love visiting places like this.
    #GlobalBlogging

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  33. It's such a great space for little one. Our NCT group met up here and the kiddies loved it. We enjoyed a coffee whilst the Daddies explored the planes! #globalblogging

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    1. That sounds like a fantastic idea. I bet everyone looked forward to the group meets.

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  34. A great way to keep the little ones entertained. Looks like a fab day out! #GlobalBlogging

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  35. I've not been there but it looks fab - looks like the eldest had a great time too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  36. I didn't even know this place existed! But my kids enjoy the transport museum and the war museum so this sounds like somewhere we need to visit! #globalblogging

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    1. Oh definitely. I'm pleased that I've been able to show it to you.

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  37. Looks and sounds like a wonderful day out! We love taking our children to visit museums. It's so much fun! I'm sure you guys had a blast! Thank you for co-hosting #globalblogging this week! Loved having you! xx

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    1. Museums are fantastic for sure. Certainly a better way to learn.

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  38. sounds lovely - oh no re walking into the Perspex though! we did the helicopter museum in Weston and b enjoyed it but it wasn't so interactive for little ones really.Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

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    1. Aww that's a shame. Museums should be accessible by all.

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  39. This looks like so much fun - we love history in this house but there aren't enough museums here :) #kcacols

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    1. They certainly had a good day out. Sad to read about the lack of museums in your area.

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  40. Looks like a fab day out for historians of all ages! Will have to keep this one mind for when my little one is older! #KCACOLS

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    1. Yes it's a great place for every plane lover

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  41. What a great day out! My lot would love it here too :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to #MMBC, see you tomorrow xx

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  42. This looks like a lot of fun! We'll definitely have to check it out. It's now on our adventure list for 2017!
    #KCACOLS

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  43. I've never been there but it does sound like an interesting place. It also sounds like your little one had a great time!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo
    (Sorry for the epically late comment) xx

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    1. My hubby and the eldest certainly enjoyed it.

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