Yorkshire Air Museum
Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial 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 have been presented with the Yorkshire In Bloom Silver Gilt Award and offer a tranquil place to reflect on those who gave their lives in defence of the nation. See Yorkshire’s pioneering Cayley Glider along with the Wright Flyer, unique Halifax Bomber and Mosquito Nightfighter and modern jets such as the Harrier GR3 and Tornado GR4 taking us into the supersonic age! Ride our fantastic “Harrier Experience” Flight Simulator and get a taste of what it would be like to fly the famous Jump Jet! The excellent Restaurant provides hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments in an atmospheric setting, reminiscent of a wartime ‘NAAFI’ and the perfect place to take a break during your visit.
The superb new ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition, which has been well received by visitors, features the work of famous figures from the aviation world who were either born or worked in Yorkshire including Sir George Cayley, Robert Blackburn, Amy Johnson and Barnes Wallis.
Our most recent aircraft exhibit is the mighty Nimrod MR2, recently retired from 40 years of service with the RAF, which is causing a great deal of interest from general visitors and aviation enthusiasts alike. This aircraft is kept in ‘live’ ground operational condition, and together with other jets and now propeller driven aircraft, takes part in our exciting “Thunder Day” engine power up events.
The Museum is accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction from Visit Britain, the national tourism organisation and has won the York Business Awards ‘Tourism & Hospitality Attraction of the Year.’
Opening Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm Summer Time. 10.00am – 4.00pm Winter Time. Closed Christmas & Boxing Days.
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For further information please visit: http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org