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Yorkshire Air Museum
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Ranked #10 of 200 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Spent a good few hours here on a very cold sunday in february.Found all the exhibits very interesting but some of the interactive machines werent working or needed to be switched on at the nearby sockets(which we did) also felt like volunteering to tidy some of the displays up,especially the womens section as I was most interested in reading about the waf,s and womens auxilliary transport but most of the info sheets were obscured by other things all crammed into the display case,also some of the mannequins wigs were seriously bad in the other sections! Really enjoyed lunch in the naafi however and by pure chance we visited on the day they bring some planes out to fire them up, now that was a total buzz,all that noise and heat from the jets! All in all it was a great place to visit but room for improvement in the display cabinets

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A frosty welcome”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Don't try to visit just the cafe and spend money there. They will try to charge you entry for the whole museum. On a cold wet March afternoon they clearly do not want business.

Visited March 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a fantastic day out for all the family especially if your into the history of RAF and
World War 2.For a decent entry price you get to see a museum full of old war planes to planes that have been currently used.
There is even a couple of set ups of cockpits that you can go into,so that you can see what it was like to sit in one of these old planes.There was also a collection of military vehicles.
The original control tower has been restored to show its wartime layout with original radio control units and audio sound of the activity that went on there during war time.
As you walk through this museum you can hear old time music playing which made it feel quite nostalgic.There were plenty of displays from uniforms to guns,giving information about everything we were looking at.
The NAFFI building sold plenty of refreshments but there were also plenty of seated area outside as well if you wanted to sit and enjoy a picnic.
There is so much to see and it is a great full day out which i would recommend.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“what a great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

After a short break in york, we decided to call at the air museum on our way home.We were greeted by two very helpful staff at the paying station and shown where to park. The information and displays inside the 'huts' were amazing, interesting and informative. Coming from derbyshire my favourate was the section on Sir Barnes Wallis. We called in for a drink and snack in the 'Mess Hut', yet again, helpful staff and wonderful selection of food, good prices too. if ever in that area again, will most certainly call in again.

Visited August 2012
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great museum, lots of aircraft to view and a nice little cafe to get some lunch in too! Great day out with friends.

Visited October 2012
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