Set against a fascinating backdrop of historic aircraft and buildings, the Yorkshire Air Museum is located close to the city of York, next to Elvington airfield and within easy access of major transport routes. We offer a magnificent, atmospheric and flexible space, perfect for both large scale events and smaller corporate events or special occasions.
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The range of both period buildings and more modern hangar facilities gives a diverse and flexible range of options for conferences, exhibitions, dinners, team building, product launches and outside broadcast television.
We regularly work with car manufacturers, events specialists and broadcast television networks to create bespoke events ranging from small meetings and team building programmes all the way to live broadcasts on national network television. Our events staff have years of experience of working alongside your team to create a unique event.
Located in the grounds of a former WWII Bomber Command Station, the remarkable and atmospheric combination of buildings can be used with great imagination. We offer:
- Ample free on site parking
- A combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces
- Guided museum tours
- Digital audio visual cinema and theatre
- Ground level access across the site
- Ease of access for setup crews and infrastructure
- Atmospheric night time lighting.
- Easy aircraft and helicopter access through Elvington airfield, Jet A1 and 100LL aviation fuel available.
Spaces and Facilities
The Elvington Room.
An authentic period building, with domed roofline, provides a self contained facility for daytime events. Double doors lead through to the NAAFI, which can be incorporated into your event, or sealed off for privacy.
The heart of the Museum, the NAAFI restaurant is perfect for smaller evening functions, offering a combination of wartime ambience and modern facilities and comfort.
Canadian Memorial Hangar
This vast space is the home of our large aircraft collection. Housed here is the only complete Halifax bomber in Europe, the hangar can be adapted for a variety of purposes. The aircraft make a stunning backdrop for large events and conferences, with the overhead structure capable of incorporating your event lighting rigs, remote cameras and other broadcast solutions.
The Astra Cinema
The 42 seat cinema is a fully digital audio-visual facility with comfortable cinema seating and dedicated toilet facilities.
Show Ground and Open Spaces
We have several large, open areas capable of accepting large outdoor display stands, vehicle displays and other facilities. Easy access for vehicles of all sizes, plus access for fixed and rotary wing aircraft can easily be arranged.
Period Vehicles and Aircraft
The heart of the museum is our collection of more than 45 aircraft, plus associated period vehicles and support machinery. From early biplanes, through second world war bombers and fighters, all the way to the military jets of the Cold War era. We have period cars, trucks and tractors that accompany the aircraft of the period, with several aircraft in ground running condition.
The collection makes a great resource for event producers, broadcast television and drama production and independant film makers.
Our on site NAAFI cafe is perfect for small intimate meetings. For larger events, we work with event catering solutions specialists to provide exceptional food and drink, a vital part of any event.
Our local specialist catering partners use fresh, locally sourced ingredients and can work with you to tailor a menu that perfectly fits your theme.
Previous Clients Include:
Bentley, Audi, SEAT & other car manufacturers
City of York Council
BBC Question Time
For further information, to make a booking or to arrange a personal visit, use our contact form here to send a message or call on 01904 608595