An Aviation-Themed Horrible Histories Adventure Takes Off At RAF Museum

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Last Updated 14 July 2023

An Aviation-Themed Horrible Histories Adventure Takes Off At RAF Museum

This is a sponsored article on behalf of RAF Museum.

Fasten your seatbelts... the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum is exploring the fascinating (and sometimes gruesome) history of flight this summer with a thrilling new interactive experience, inspired by Terry Dean and Martin Brown's children's book, Horrible Histories: Up In The Air.

Take your young ones to the former Hendon Aerodrome between 22 July and 3 September and (nose)dive into the past, meeting legendary aviation pioneers and learning all about the fascinatingly foolish blunders made in the pursuit of flight. This is Horrible Histories: Up In The Air Adventure.

If you've raised (or were) a child over the last 30 years, we're betting you're at least somewhat familiar with the Horrible Histories franchise. It's history education, with the gruesome bits left in — which unsurprisingly makes it very popular with kids.

You can certainly expect this sort of content at Horrible Histories: Up In The Air Adventure, as you meet the French inventors whose aeroplanes didn't always, ahem, stay in the air. But rest assured that the experience is suitable for the whole family, with tons of fun activities to be found across six zones, located in the RAF Museum's Horrible Hangars!

On top of the Meet The Inventors zone, there's the Engineer's Workshop, where you can let your imagination run riot designing your own flying machines. There's also a Creation Station to bring your ideas to life, a Selfie Zone, and the Barnstorming Braves Zone, where you can watch death-defying stunts and even walk a tightrope — if you're feeling plucky enough!

There's also the chance to play detective, with the Up In The Air Challenge. Do you have what to takes find the clues, solve six puzzles, and crack the case?

On top of all of that, bespoke Horrible Histories activity packs are available throughout the summer break, and there's a free Twinkletoes Trail for you to follow around the museum.

Who's Twinkletoes, you ask? As readers of Horrible Histories: Up In The Air will know, this very special cat accompanied Arthur Whitten Brown on the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight in 1919. Talk about a high flying feline!

The Horrible Histories: Up In The Air Adventure is available at both RAF Museum London and RAF Museum Midlands until 3 September. Tickets cost £7.50 per person, or £25 for 5 people with a group saver ticket (the museums themselves are admission free).

Book today and brace yourself for a dizzyingly brilliant day out at this hidden gem of a museum.