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Airfix: Making History at the RAF Museum

Date Posted: 03/06/2013

An exhibition celebrating the artists behind the Airfix model kits will be on display at the RAF Museum in London from 1st June until the 3rd May 2014.

Airfix has been a household word for decades. From being the largest manufacturer of plastic combs by 1947, Airfix branched out into toys and other domestic products; making the first of its aircraft kits, the 1:72 scale Spitfire in 1953.

Airfix: Making History celebrates the artists who decorated the packaging for the company’s products. Stirring scenes of combat and heroism stimulated the juvenile market of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s to part willingly with its pocket money.

A school visit to the RAF Museum

The RAF Museum offers a range of activities from Foundation Stage up to Key Stage 5 and beyond.

Students can find out about life during the Blitz, make and fire their own rockets or study some original World War One documents.

School group packages including a museum visit and lunch in its Wings Restaurant can be arranged upon request.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10am until 6pm. Admission to the exhibition and to the museum is free of charge.

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Photo credit: ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum.

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