Yorkshire Air Museum

Price £12

The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial is on the site of the former RAF Elvington airfield, around 9.5km (6 miles) east of York city centre. It is Britain’s largest independent air museum and is home to the most original RAF Bomber Command station from the Second World War that is open to the public. 

The museum’s exhibits include around 50 aircraft that include replicas of the Cayley Glider and the Wright Flyer, a restored Second World War Halifax bomber, a DC3 Dakota and the GR4 Tornado.

There are several special events held throughout the year, most notably “Thunder Days” airshows when several aircraft including Buccaneer, Nimrod, Sea Devon, Eastchurch Kitten and the DC3 Dakota take to the air.

There is quite a lot to see here if you’re interested in military aviation and you can easily spend 3–4 hours here.

The Blackburn Buccaneer at the Yorkshire Air Museum near York in North Yorkshire (Photo: Colin Gregory [CC BY-SA 2.0])
The Blackburn Buccaneer at the Yorkshire Air Museum near York in North Yorkshire (Photo: Colin Gregory [CC BY-SA 2.0])
If you enjoyed the Yorkshire Air Museum you may also want to visit Aerospace Bristol, the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection near Salisbury, the Fleet Air Arm Museum near Yeovil, the Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare and the Royal Air Force Museum in North London.

You should allow 3–4 hours for your visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum.

Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Gift shop

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