Explore the History of Aviation at Yorkshire Air Museum
Explore the History of Aviation at Yorkshire Air Museum

Explore the History of Aviation at Yorkshire Air Museum

Chocks away! Experience more than a century of aviation, all in one historic location. Yorkshire Air Museum is Yorkshire’s leading aviation history destination. The Museum’s collections span across the entire history of aviation; from Sir George Cayley’s Glider and Wright Flyer, all the way to supersonic jets. However, their collections are far more than simply aircraft exhibits. They also house a vast collection of archive material, documentation and important information that tells the stories of the people who were alive in these periods. So if you’re interested in aviation history, the Yorkshire Air Museum is a must see for you!

Is the Yorkshire Air Museum indoors or outdoors?

Generally the Air Museum’s collections are kept indoors. For example, the huge ‘Canadian Hanger shelters all kinds of aircrafts. However, during the summertime some of the aircrafts move outside allowing them to create even more interesting exhibitions for visitors.

Yorkshire Air Museum is one of the largest independent museums of aviation in the United Kingdom. The museum sits on the former site of RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, a World War II airfield used extensively by Allied Bomber crew during the war. It is a registered charity dedicated to the history of aviation which was also set up as a Memorial to all allied air forces personnel, particularly those who served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. There is so much to see and do there. Some highlights include the authentic WWII Bomber Command site with original buildings, the only complete restored Halifax Bomber aircraft in Europe and one of the rare reproductions of the Cayley Glider, the first British manned flying vehicle.

Buy tickets when you arrive or online in advance. Open seven days a week,  10:00 to 17:00. They suggest that you allow at least 3-4 hours to get the most out of your visit.

  • Adult (18 or over) – £12.00
  • Children (Under 4) – FREE!
  • Children (4 to 17 years) – £5.00
  • Families (2 adults and 3 children) – £30.00
  • Student – £9.00

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