Days out in Yorkshire: Yorkshire Air Museum

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If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a Top Gun then this is the place for you.

The Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Forces Memorial charts the history of the aeroplane, The Second World War and its veterans and is home to some incredible flying machines.

As the largest independent air museum in Britain, the York attraction breathes life into the role the RAF played during The Second World War, thanks to its wide range of informative exhibits.

Once home to RAF Halifax bombers and even French heavy bomber squadrons during The Second World War, it now plays host to more than 60 different aircraft and vehicles, including the refurbished Europa prototype that itself was formed right here in Yorkshire.

The work of Scarborough-born Sir George Cayley, the internationally acknowledged Father of Aeronautics can be seen, alongside others’, in the ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition.

The chance to visit the control tower, that has been restored to show its wartime layout complete with radio transmitter and Morse code machine, cannot be missed and there is an airmen’s billet laid out ready for inspection by visitors that offers the chance to see the working and living conditions of The Second World War airmen.

The attraction brings the courage and sacrifice of all the people to have been a part of the Allied Air Forces to life, in a moving and insightful range of exhibits. The question is…Are you ready to report for duty?


Price: Adults £8, under 5 free, children 5 to 15 £4

Opening Times: 10am to 4pm

Address: Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York

Car Parking: Onsite or nearby


Telephone: 01904 608595

Sat Nav: YO41 4AU

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