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Yorkshire Air Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

April-Oct: daily 10am-5pm; Nov-March: daily 10am-4pm
Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU

The basics

Some sightseeing passes include entry to the museum. Once inside, visitors can explore the exhibits at their own pace. Highlights include the original control tower restored to appear as it would have during WWII; an exhibition on the RAF Bomber Command, which oversaw British bombing campaigns in WWII; and examples of allied aircraft including a Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, and the rare Handley Page Halifax Friday the 13th—one of only three surviving Halifax bombers. For a little more information about the history of the RAF site and its development, purchase a visitor guidebook for a small fee.

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Things to know before you go

  • Most of the museum is wheelchair-accessible, with the exception of the second floor of the control tower.
  • Dogs are welcome at the museum, but must be kept on a leash.
  • Allow about 3–4 hours to thoroughly explore.
  • There is a restaurant—designed to resemble a wartime canteen—as well as a shop, restrooms, baby-changing facilities, picnic tables, and parking at the site.
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How to get there

Yorkshire Air Museum is on the eastern edge of the city of York. Driving from the center of York takes about 20 minutes. Alternatively, York Pullman Bus operates a direct service (x35) from York train station and Merchantgate.

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When to get there

The museum is open daily throughout the year, except for several days around the festive period. It occasionally closes during inclement weather, so check the website or its social media channels for up-to-the-minute updates.

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Allied Air Forces Memorial

On the same site as the museum sits the Allied Air Forces Memorial, which commemorates various squadrons and branches of the air forces. Near the entrance, you’ll find a memorial to the No. 77 Squadron, the first squadron based at this airfield. Wander the main memorial garden, which commemorates the French Air Force, the Air Transport Auxiliary, and the Royal Canadian Air Force, among others.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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