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Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

Some of the aircraft collection in Main Display Hangar

Details

This unique Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of allied aircrews of all nations, from WWI to the present day and is based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command base, the only such station to be operated by French RAF Bomber Command Squadrons. Experience the tremendous atmosphere of this award-winning attraction whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the superb Bomber Command exhibition, restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, Archives & Uniform Displays, Airborne Forces Display, Squadron Memorial Rooms and much more. Our attractive Memorial Gardens offer a tranquil place to reflect on those who gave their lives in defence of the nation.

The superb ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition features the work of famous figures from the aviation world who had Yorkshire connections, including Sir George Cayley, Robert Blackburn, Amy Johnson and Sir Barnes Wallis. Newly opened in March 2016 is the fascinating “Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins – Terror from the Sky” exhibition, charting the development of lighter-than-air flight and the use of airships during WWI.

See Yorkshire's pioneering Cayley Glider along with the Wright Flyer, unique Halifax Bomber, fighters made famous in the Battle of Britain such as the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire, Mosquito Nightfighter, and modern jets such as the Mirage III and Tornado GR4 taking us into the supersonic age!

We now have 7 live jet and propeller aircraft within the collection, from WWI fighters to the WWII Douglas Dakota and the mighty jets with the Yorkshire built Blackburn Buccaneer and Nimrod MR2 and Victor V-bomber, which all take part in our exciting “Thunder Days” and other events**.

The excellent cafe provides hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments in an atmospheric setting, reminiscent of a war-time ‘NAAFI’ - the perfect place to take a break during your visit.

The Museum is a VAQAS accredited quality Attraction from Visit Britain, the national tourism organisation and has been voted by the public as the Going Places Top Specialist Attraction for 2014/15. The Museum holds the Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence.

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Disabled access to all areas except second floor of Control Tower building.

Opening details

Opening Times
Open Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm Summer Time. 10.00am – 4.00pm Winter Time.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Prices

Admission Charges – 2016
£10 Adult, £8 Concessions (Senior Citizens, Serving Forces personnel and Students) and £5 Children. Under 5's free.
Reduced Rates for Groups of 10 or more: £6 Adults, £4.00 Children.
Schools: £4.00 per child, (I Free Adult per 10 pupils / cadets.
Care Groups: £4 per person.
Car Clubs: £8 per vehicle (to include driver and 1 passenger FOC. Other passengers at Group Rate.
**Some events charged at different rates.

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Contact

Yorkshire Air Museum

01904 608595

Address

Halifax Way,
Elvington,
York,
YO41 4AU

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 681480  Lat: 53.92367 Long: -0.96447

By Road:
From the York
by-pass, take the Hull exit (A1079) and then immediate right to Elvington (B1228).
The Yorkshire Air Museum is
sign-posted on the right.

By Public Transport:
Limited public transport links
Bus Service
York Pullman X36 and 36 services Monday to Saturday
Departs York: X36 09:45am MERCHANTGATE
36 11:15am / 13:15pm RAILWAY STATION 11:20am / 13:20pm MERCHANTGATE


East Yorkshire Motor Services - Sunday's and Bank Holidays
10:00am York MERCHANTGATE arrives YAM (Elvington Lane) 10:10am
12:00noon as above arrives YAM (Elvington Lane) 13:10pm

Departs to York 13:40 and 15:40pm (Elvington Lane)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from York station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Disabled access to all areas except second floor of Control Tower building.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

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