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RAF Museum Cosford announces night photography shoot


Date: 16 March 2019

Time: 5.00pm to 9.00pm

Cost: £25 per person (Over 16’s only)

Photographers have the chance to capture rare images of the RAF Museum Cosford’s external aircraft collection during an exclusive Photography Night Shoot.  Taking place on Saturday 16 March, just 200 places are available.

The Museum has teamed up with Threshold Aero, specialists in aviation night shoot photography, to deliver this brand-new event. Aircraft including the Bristol Britannia and the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 will be lit with LED lights, giving photographers the chance to capture shots of the aircraft in their museum setting, but showcased like never before.

The Night Shoot will commence at 5pm allowing those attending the chance to capture images in changing lighting conditions at sunset, before the light fades and after dark.

Eight historic aircraft from the RAF Museum’s collection will be illuminated for the evening, ranging in size from the single seat Hawker Hunter F.6A to the Vickers VC10 C1K.  Other highlights will include the Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1, Lockheed Hercules C-130K Mk3 and the Lockheed SP-2h Neptune.  As a special addition to the event, the Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1, usually housed inside Hangar 1, will be displayed outside.

RAF Museum Cosford Public Events Manager, Abi Betteridge said:  “We’re excited to be showcasing our iconic aircraft in a completely different light for this brand-new event which we hope will appeal to photographers and aviation fans alike. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enjoy the Night Shoot, it’s suitable for all abilities and there will be a team from Threshold Aero, museum staff and volunteers on hand throughout the evening to provide assistance. So far the interest has been incredible with over a third of the tickets already gone in just under a week.”

Any remaining tickets are available to purchase via the museum website and cost £25 per person (including onsite parking fee).  Ticket holders must be aged 16 years and over.  Visit for more details.

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