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Yorkshire Air Museum

York Road | Elvington, York YO41 4AU, England
+44 1904 608595
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The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial is located on the outskirts of the City of York within easy reach of the City centre. The Museum welcomes family visitors, with lots of things to keep everyone in the family entertained. We are also pet friendly, so you won't need to leave your four legged part of the family home alone. Authentically based on an original World War II Bomber Command Station, this unique history museum is filled with a great combination of original buildings to explore, including the restored Control Tower and more than forty aircraft exhibits, from early aviation biplanes to our unique Halifax Bomber "Friday The 13th" all the way to modern Cold War military jets such as the Victor, Nimrod and Tornado jet fighters. Our regular Thunder Days are always popular as a great family day out and our NAAFI cafe has a range of snacks, drinks and meals for everyone. Our guides are on hand to help you explore the museum. They are all volunteers and love to read your reviews!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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York Road | Elvington, York YO41 4AU, England
+44 1904 608595
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited mainly to see the Halifax as this is the only intact example in the UK. The one at Hendon is in "crashed" condition and poorly lit. The standard entrance fee to the museum is very reasonable and I paid extra to get a...More

Thank davemiddx
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lovely visit to the Yorkshire Air museum, so many interesting displays view and found the aircraft remarkable to look at. We were lucky enough to visit on a fine day which just made it all the better! The main attraction would have to...More

Thank SeaEagle87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day started cloudy and dull but ended up sunny and exciting. The Air Museum is very well laid out and there were few people there so we got a real sense of the size of the airfield and were able to get close to...More

Thank SueandJune
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the air museum for the day and what a great day out it was. Plenty of exhibitions and well set out. Plenty of helpful people to explain everthing. Well worth the money.

Thank dampcake
Reviewed 1 week ago

called into elvington nr york to the air museum been meaning to for a while now and was not disappointed.the staff on arrival were very informative and friendly. the layout was excellent easy to follow and staff on site were very helpful.sad to think all...More

Thank drick19
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to looking around the museum, we also had an excellent tour of the Halifax Bomber by Barry Fisher. He was extremely informative, interesting and amusing. The 2+ hours we spent with him absolutely sped by. This museum is perfect for a half-day trip....More

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst I like anything aircraft I knew it was a risk taking the wife who has no interest at all. Well she loved it as much as I did. We both felt it took us back in time and was even spooky when looking at...More

Thank veracocha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on spec to kill an afternoon with not high expectations. However, what a gem. Even my wife enjoyed it and she does not care about aeroplanes. Lots of exhibits and you can get very close to them. Some unusual aircraft to see. The ran...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to York for a few days and decided to visit the air museum. I wasn't sure what to expect or if it was really my sort of thing but I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of aircraft to see and lots of thought provoking exhibits....More

Thank happygirlBolton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival at the gatehouse, met by a friendly chap who was very informative, paid our dues, we also received a guide book, free parking, then off we went to explore. There was a vast array of Aircraft to look over, some outside, and plenty...More

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Baz W
October 11, 2017|
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Response from SanHam1953 | Reviewed this property |
No idea as I wasn't in charge of that part, but all information can be found on their website.
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Yorkshire Air M | Property representative |
You have access to the Dakota right up to the cockpit, plus we have special cockpits to explore such as a Canberra and Jet Provost. Many of our other aircraft are love, so we cannot supervise access to those. Hope this helps.
David B
May 29, 2017|
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Response from AndreaJ70 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is a cost, but if you gift aid then the ticket is valid for 12 months. It is well worth paying though, there is loads to see.