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Cosford Conservation Centre Open Day Planned


The RAF Museum’s Wellington within the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at Cosford.

A World War Two Special Duties Westland Lysander III will soon be on show to the public. The aircraft is currently undergoing restoration work in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the RAF Museum Cosford and this November the centre will be opening its doors, allowing visitors behind the scenes access to conservation projects and the chance to speak with the team who make them happen.

From 12-18 November visitors can get up close to the current projects undertaken by the team at Cosford and see the continuing progress on the Vickers Wellington, Range Safety Launch, a project being run by a team of volunteers, plus see a glimpse of the Dornier Do 17 smaller objects including propellers and engines, plus the First World War German LVG aircraft will also be on display to visitors. Museum technicians, apprentices and volunteers will be available throughout the week to speak with visitors about their work and answer any questions they may have.

The Conservation Centre will open from 12-18 November between 10.15am and 1.00pm each day and admission is £5 per person (children under 16 are free and must be accompanied by an adult). The museum’s other hangars will be open from 10am until 5pm and entry to the museum is free of

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