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Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

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Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the superb new 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 awarded the Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt certificate for the past three years. 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. Ride our fantastic 'Harrier Experience' Flight Simulator! Don't miss our exciting events that take place throughout the year. The excellent Restaurant provides hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments in an atmospheric setting, reminiscent of a wartime 'NAAFI'. The Museum has now been 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.'

The new 'Pioneers of Aviation' exhibition opened in March and this superb exhibition, which has already been well received by visitors, features the work of famous figures from the aviation world who are either born or worked in Yorkshire including Sir George Cayley, Robert Blackburn, Amy Johnson and Barnes Wallis.

Little Known Fact!
Yorkshire is the Birthplace of modern aviation through Sir George Cayley's first fixed wing, man-carrying glider of 1853. (Brompton Dale).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled 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

Winter opening 10 November 2015 - 27 March 2016:
10:00-16:00 (last admission 15:00)

Closed Christmas & Boxing Days.


Reduced Rates for Groups of 8 or more: £4 Adults, £2.00 Children.

Schools: £2.00 per child, (I Free Adult per 10 pupils / cadets.

Care Groups £3 per person.

Car Clubs: £4 per vehicle.



Halifax Way,
YO41 4AU



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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


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit