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The RAF Museum Cosford and the National Cold War Exhibition

Ross Mahoney and Al McLean discuss the establishment of a museum at RAF Cosford, and the development of a museum dedicated to the Cold War.

The RAF Museum Cosford and the National Cold War Exhibition

In this video Al and Ross consider the following statements and questions:

  1. How did the transformation of Cosford to a museum site change public access to the RAF’s history?
  2. Was there a deliberate attempt to develop a complementary collection to that at Hendon?
  3. How important is the annual air show in extending the reach of the RAF museums to the Midlands and the North?
  4. When was a decision made to develop a National Cold War Exhibition?
  5. Could you discuss how the display of the RAF aircraft in the National Cold War Exhibition differs from that in Hendon?
  6. Why does the building look like a huge steel tent?

As ever, we would like to know what you think – please post below.

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