Bring the family and experience the tremendous atmosphere of this award-winning attraction based on former RAF Elvington, a WWII Bomber Command base, the only such station to be operated by French RAF Bomber Command Squadrons. Immerse yourself in our fascinating displays, such as our Halifax bomber - it is one of only two in the world. Explore the superb Bomber Command exhibition, restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, and much more. Our Museum is also dedicated to preserving the memory of allied aircrews of all nations, from WWI to the present day. Our attractive Memorial Gardens offer a tranquil place to pause and reflect on those who gave their lives in defence of the nation. The superb ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition explores the origins of aviation and 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. The fascinating “Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins – Terror from the Sky” exhibition, charts 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, fighters made famous in the Battle of Britain such as the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire, and modern jets such as the Mirage 4 and Tornado GR4 taking us into the supersonic age!
We currently have seven aircraft within the live fleet, maintained in ground running condition comprising both jet and propeller aircraft from 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. Our excellent café provides a varied menu catering for all the family in an atmospheric setting - 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. The Museum holds the Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence.
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Disabled access is available to all areas except the second floor of the Control Tower.
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Summer: 10.00 to 17.00 (last admission 16.00)
Winter: 10.00 to 16.00 (last admission 15.00)
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day.
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available free of charge
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Woodland walk
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Guided tours for groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Leisure facilities onsite
- Mobile phone coverage
- Wedding receptions
- Free Parking
- Dogs Welcome
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Groups & coach parties welcome