Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum

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A Memorial Museum based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command Base, RAF Elvington, now the largest example of its type open to the public.

Original buildings, including the Control Tower, now house some 15 fascinating exhibitions, including "Against the Odds" the story of Bomber Command and "Pioneers of Aviation", charting the work of Yorkshire aviation pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the aeroplane, Robert Blackburn and aviators such as Amy Johnson.

The internationally renowned aircraft collection covers the birth of manned flight with the Cayley Glider, through WWI and WWII to the supersonic age.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open daily. 10:00am to 17:00pm Summer
10:00am to 16:00pm Winter

Admission charges

£10 Adults, £8 Concessions (Senior Citizens, Students and Serving Forces personnel) and £5 Children. Family £26 (2A + 3C).
Reduced rates for pre booked groups of 10 or more.

Additional info

Restaurant; Shop; Disabled access (except top floor of Control Tower); free visitor car parking.

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.
WWI SE5a bi-plane

Thunder Day

  • 5 June 2016

The first of our live aircraft engine running events will complement the WWI Centenary with our unique WWI Port Victoria Eastchurch Kitten. We also have a WWI SE5a fighter, plus the magnificent WWII Douglas Dakota, synonymous with Airborne Forces, and the post war De Havilland Devon twin prop. These propeller aircraft join the big jets, Blackburn Buccaneer XN974; BAE Nimrod MR2 XV250 and the famous Handley Page Victor V-bomber / K2 Tanker "Lusty Lindy", which saw service during the Falklands conflict and the first Gulf War.
* Subject to serviceability on day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


£12 Adults; £10 Concessions; £5 Child; Family £30


Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins - Terror From the Sky" Exhibition Opens

  • 15 March 2016 — 30 March 2017 *on now

On March 15th 2016, Dr. Fiona Spiers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and Humber will officially open the new Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins exhibition at the Yorkshire Air Museum. The exhibition tracks the development of lighter-than-air aviation from the Montgolfier balloons of 1783 to the super airships of the 1930's. It focuses on their use during WWI when Zeppelins were used to bomb civiilian populations in Britain and Europe from the air for the first time in history. It shows the shock effects of this new type of warfare. It also traces the post-war development of "Super Zeppelins", the largest of these built in Britain, culminating in the spectacular disasters that ended the era of passenger airships.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£10 Adults, £8 Concessions, £5 Child, £26 Family

Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum
Halifax Way Elvington
North Yorkshire
YO41 4AU






01904 608595

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