Adopt a piece of RAF history with Thyngs

Adopt a piece of RAF history with Thyngs

Today the Royal Air Force Museum announced an exciting new programme which offers members of the public the opportunity to adopt one of over 50 objects within the Museum’s collection.

‘Adopt an Artefact’ is a unique opportunity for everyone to be part of the RAF’s story, while raising contact-free funds for the RAF Museum. With a collection of more than 1.3 million items spanning more than a century of RAF history, Adopt an Artefact highlights a selection of iconic objects each with their own fascinating story to tell.

Adopt online at, where you can explore the Museum’s unique collection and browse through more than 50 items up for adoption, including everything from lapel badges, lucky mascots and a Red Arrows flying suit, to aircraft and even fragments of the Möhne Dam and an Operation GRAPPLE commemorative beer mat – there really is something for everyone!

Available to adopt across three tiers (Standard, Enhanced and Exclusive) starting at £25.00, adoptions last 12 months from the date they are adopted. Using Thyngs the adoptee is able to process their donation and can make their adoption go even further with the option to add Gift Aid which will increase their donation by 25% for no extra cost.

Edward Sharman, Head of Development RAF Museum, said:

“Support from adoptees will help the Museum continue sharing the RAF Story, past, present and future, to engage, inspire and encourage learning for current and future generations. Whether you’re adopting an artefact for yourself, as a gift for an aviation fan, or someone currently serving in the armed forces, it may even be a personal tribute to honour and remember a loved one, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the RAF’s history and to receive something unique in return for your support.

For more details on how to Adopt an Artefact and to browse the items available, visit

The Museum is now open daily with a range of measures in place to ensure a safe and great day out for the whole family. While still offering FREE entry to all, visitors are kindly asked to pre-book their arrival time online at

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