March, 18th, 2009 - Posted in the brand new ' Museums ' section is my two parts survey of the National Cold War Exhibition at DCAE Cosford Aifield RAF Museum.
This exhibition is a spectacular place to go, let's say it is for me a silent airshow in its own... As the Cold War ended more than fifteen years ago, let's mention it looks all the more strange for me to have travelled there in the coldest weather ever experienced in Britain since 1992. As 1992 was one year after definite Cold War end, it has been also the last previous moment before February 1st 2009 ever, that such a snow storm happened anywhere in UK. 24 hours later 17,5 cm of snow were recorded by London meteorological Office in capital city.
The Cold War Exhibition received many prizes since it was inaugurated more than 18 months ago.
Alex Medhurst, General Manager for the Museum, stated: “2008 has proven to be a fantastic year for the Museum, with visitor numbers strong at 313,731. Combined with the figures that the Museum enjoyed in 2007, this means that the National Cold War Exhibition has received over 2/3s of a million visitors since its opening in February 2007, demonstrating the Exhibition’s lasting legacy not only to local businesses and local tourism, but also for the RAF and the nation. I look forward to welcoming the Exhibition’s millionth visitor during the course of 2009.”