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RAF Cosford Cold War Exhibiton inaugurates our Museums Section. 03/18/2009


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.”

“In many respects, this is the perfect end to a great year for both the National Cold War Exhibition and the Cosford Museum coming after our “Best of the West” and “Best Exhibition” awards at Renaissance West Midlands in April, our Silver Service Mark Award for exemplary customer service in June and our Education Business Partnership Award in August for our work with the local school-children, plus Tourism West Midlands Access for All Award in November – and let’s not forget the fantastic start we had to 2008 being crowned Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2007 by Tourism West Midlands.” says Alex Medhurst.



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