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MathsAlive! is presented by


Royal Air Force Museum London
Grahame Park Way, Colindale, NW9 5LL
MathsAlive! is located in Hangar 4’s gallery, the entrance of which is located just by the 4D Theatre.


MathsAlive! is open to the public from 11.30am – 3.30pm on weekdays and from 10.30am – 4.30pm at weekends and during holidays.

Schools are able to book this experience from 10.30am – 3.30pm on weekdays during term times.

Due to the popularity of this exhibit we would recommend booking in advance to your visit.


Whether you want to take part in one of our staff-led activities or bring your school on a self-guided visit, our aim is to make booking and visiting us as easy as possible.

The best way to do this is to use our online booking form. You can also give us a call on 020 8358 4896 and speak to any of the team who are available Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm or contact us by email

More information can be found here.


If you require any help in making MathsAlive! at home or in the classroom we have produced a series of handy guides that explore the world of maths around us. These are free to download by selecting one of the links below:

  • Family Guidebook: The activities in this family guide are designed for parents with
    children in primary and secondary school (ages 7–14). We’ve also added a few suggestions so that their little brother or sister can join in and an Expert Challenge for the real maths lovers. Each activity relates to an area of the MathsAlive! exhibition.

    If you’re worried because maths wasn’t your strongest subject at school, don’t be. These activities are fun, easy and hands on. You’ll only need simple, inexpensive supplies – things that you probably already have around your home.

    We’ve written and illustrated the activities so that you can hand this guide over to your kids and they can work things out.

  • Teachers’ Reference Guide: This guide is designed as a resource for teachers who are interested in more information about what specific mathematics concepts are explored in the exhibition, and how they are presented.

    It is designed to help with planning a school trip, allowing you to identify relevant maths in advance of your visit, so that students can get the most out of the experience based on what they are currently learning. It will also help when encouraging students to experience the exhibition with their families, allowing you to suggest specific “don’t miss” exhibits and activities.

  • Teachers’ Activity Guide: The activities in this Teacher’s Activity Guide can be used before or after your visit to the Exhibition. They are designed for teachers, community group leaders and museum educators who work with students at the end of primary school and start of secondary school. The Guide is organised into six sections that match the theme areas of the Exhibition: Adventure Sports, Environment, Style/Design, Entertainment, Gaming and Robots/Space.