AeroVenture - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
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Based at the former site of RAF Doncaster, AeroVenture is a treasure trove of Aviation history, available to all from a short motorway journey. Most of our exhibits are under cover, ideal for sunny or rainy days. Try our PC-based Flight Simulators. Learn about aviation with our interactive computer displays. Selected cockpits always open - put yourself in the pilots seat!

We have a museum shop with refreshments, books videos and model aircraft kits. AeroVenture is close to local cinema, fast food outlets and shopping arcade. Museum Membership - New volunteers are always welcome please call for more details and a membership pack.

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Opening hours

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am- 5pm during British Summer Time and 10am-4pm through the winter.

During school holidays the museum is open 7 days a week and is also open on bank holidays.

Admission charges

Adult £6
Children (5-16) £2.50
Senior Citizen £5
Family £13.50

Collection details

Aviation, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Military Aircraft collection from propeller training aircraft to Mach 2 Jet fighters
  • Historic 60-year old RAF buildings including Bellman aircraft hangar and authentic wooden RAF huts
  • Helicopter Collection
  • Commercial Light Aircraft Collection
  • Royal Observer Corps Exhibition
  • Piston Engine Collection including Rolls Royce Merlin and Griffon
  • Jet Engine Collection including DeHavilland Ghost, Rolls Royce Avon and Conway
  • Sheffield Blitz Exhibition
  • WWII Home Front Exhibition
  • Local Airfields - then and now including RAF Doncaster, Finningley, Lindholme, Worksop and Firbeck
  • Aircraft under restoration
  • History of local RAF Squadrons including 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron which fought in the Battle of Britain and were the first operational jet squadron and 271 Squadron which took part in D-Day flying Dakotas
  • Falklands Exhibition
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

  • 10 — 11 September 2015

Family friendly aviation museum with a large collection of aeroplanes and helicopters. Also displays relating to local aviation history and involvement in WWI and WWII. Renowned 'Falklands War' collection and dedicated memorial. Several aircraft cockpits are always open for visitors to get in. Light refreshments are available and there is a well stocked model shop.
Much of the collection is indoors so it is OK in bad weather.

This is a Registered Charity, run by Volunteers, with an amazingly diverse collection. It is sited in buildings from the former RAF Doncaster on the site of the original Doncaster Airport (now 'Lakeside'). Doncaster's aviation history starts in 1909 with the very first 'Air Show' in the UK and the airport did not close until 1992.

Free entry ONLY on 10th and 11th September 2015.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


AeroVenture - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Dakota Way
Airborne Road
Doncaster Leisure Park
South Yorkshire



01302 761616

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