RAF Museum, Hendon

DSC_0197.JPGThe RAF Museum, Hendon recently underwent a refurbishment and reopened fully to the public at the end of June.  It’s been The Boy Child’s favourite museum for a long time and we were all keen to see what changes had been made.thumbnail[1] (25)In short, we felt the museum was a little like the Curate’s Egg, good in parts.  The RAF Museum was the first museum in London to be accredited as autism-friendly and now, with the arrival of a lot of interactive screens, it risks losing the calmness that made it so popular with autism families.DSC_0200.JPGMany of the interactive screens were out of order, exhibition cases were missing exhibits and information relating to aircraft was incorrect.  We put it down to teething troubles and hope that by our next visit, all the glitches will have been rectified.

 

2 thoughts on “RAF Museum, Hendon

  1. Well that was disappointing to say the least. I wonder if not only the physical changes but was there a change in the managing aspects of the museum, which may account for the increase in the “noise” of the interactive screen displays.

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  2. OH, isn’t it disappointing when changes make it less attractive as a destination!
    We visited an Aviation Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, and it was quiet and filled with tons of old aircraft, many of which have been restored to flying condition. It wasn’t crowded & didn’t have many interactive screens, etc, so we had a lovely tour.

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