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Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum, York, based at old RAF Elvington site.

The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. Situated in a 20 acre parkland on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public.

The aircraft collection includes everything from early pre-war biplanes through World War Two icons such as the Spitfire all the way to newly retired jets such as the Nimrod MR2. The Pioneers of Aviation display highights those leading aviators with a connection to Yorkshire. The air gunner collection takes a unique look at the (often) brief lives of the 20,000 air gunners of Word ar II.

Visiting Yorkshire Air Museum

Opening Times

Summer: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Winter:     10.00am – 4.00pm
Closed for Christmas


Adult: £10.00
Child: £5.00 (under 5's free)


Gift Shop
Car Park


The site is largely flat, with level access to exhibition rooms, aircraft hangars and the catering and toilet facilities. The only part inaccessible is the second storey of the wartime Control Tower (an illustration can be seen in the visitor Guidebook). Discounted entry for Care Groups is available

Contact Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum
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Website: Yorkshire Air Museum

Events at Yorkshire Air Museum

9th November                   
Remembrance Sunday. Services at the French Memorial, Elvington Village and at the YAM Station Chapel. 11am and 13:30pm respectively. Wreath Laying Ceremony in Memorial Garden.