Yorkshire Air Museum


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This unique Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of allied aircrews of all nations, from WWI to the present day and is based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command base, the only such station to be operated by French RAF Bomber Command Squadrons. Experience the tremendous atmosphere of this award-winning attraction whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the superb Bomber Command exhibition, restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, Archives & Uniform Displays, Airborne Forces Display, Squadron Memorial Rooms and much more. Our attractive Memorial Gardens offer a tranquil place to reflect on those who gave their lives in defence of the nation.

The superb ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition features the work of famous figures from the aviation world who had Yorkshire connections, including Sir George Cayley, Robert Blackburn, Amy Johnson and Sir Barnes Wallis. Newly opened in March 2016 is the fascinating “Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins – Terror from the Sky” exhibition, charting the development of lighter-than-air flight and the use of airships during WWI.

See Yorkshire's pioneering Cayley Glider along with the Wright Flyer, unique Halifax Bomber, fighters made famous in the Battle of Britain such as the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire, Mosquito Nightfighter, and modern jets such as the Mirage III and Tornado GR4 taking us into the supersonic age!

We now have 7 live jet and propeller aircraft within the collection, from WWI fighters to the WWII Douglas Dakota and the mighty jets with the Yorkshire built Blackburn Buccaneer and Nimrod MR2 and Victor V-bomber, which all take part in our exciting “Thunder Days” and other events**.

The excellent cafe provides hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments in an atmospheric setting, reminiscent of a war-time ‘NAAFI’ - the perfect place to take a break during your visit.

The Museum is a VAQAS accredited quality Attraction from Visit Britain, the national tourism organisation and has been voted by the public as the Going Places Top Specialist Attraction for 2014/15. The Museum holds the Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence.

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Disabled access to all areas except second floor of Control Tower building.

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Guide Prices

Admission Charges – 2016
£10 Adult, £8 Concessions (Senior Citizens, Serving Forces personnel and Students) and £5 Children. Under 5's free.
Reduced Rates for Groups of 10 or more: £6 Adults, £4.00 Children.
Schools: £4.00 per child, (I Free Adult per 10 pupils / cadets.
Care Groups: £4 per person.
Car Clubs: £8 per vehicle (to include driver and 1 passenger FOC. Other passengers at Group Rate.
**Some events charged at different rates.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landing


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:
      From the York
      by-pass, take the Hull exit (A1079) and then immediate right to Elvington (B1228).
      The Yorkshire Air Museum is
      sign-posted on the right.

      By Public Transport:
      Limited public transport links
      Bus Service
      York Pullman X36 and 36 services Monday to Saturday
      Departs York: X36 09:45am MERCHANTGATE
      36 11:15am / 13:15pm RAILWAY STATION 11:20am / 13:20pm MERCHANTGATE

      East Yorkshire Motor Services - Sunday's and Bank Holidays
      10:00am York MERCHANTGATE arrives YAM (Elvington Lane) 10:10am
      12:00noon as above arrives YAM (Elvington Lane) 13:10pm

      Departs to York 13:40 and 15:40pm (Elvington Lane)

      Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 5 miles away.

      Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU
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      Tel01904 608595

      Tel01904 608595


      • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
      • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
      • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner York Tourism Awards Winner 2016

      Opening Times

      * Opening Times
      Open Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm Summer Time. 10.00am – 4.00pm Winter Time.
      Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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