AeroVenture - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

AeroVenture - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
AeroVenture
Dakota Way
Airborne Road
Doncaster Leisure Park
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN4 7FB
England

Website

www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01302 761616

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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

Admission:
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
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