Set against a unique backdrop of historic aircraft and buildings, The Yorkshire Air Museum is located close to the City of York, next to the Elvington Airfield and within easy access to major transport routes. We offer a magnificent, atmospheric and flexible space, perfect for either large and small scale events or special occasions.
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The range of both period buildings and more modern hangar facilities gives diverse and flexible options for conferences, exhibitions, dinners, receptions, team building, product launches and outside broadcast television.
Our experienced team regularly work with car manufacturers, event specialists and television networks to create bespoke events of all sign all the way to live shows on national network television.
Located in the grounds of a former WWII Bomber Command Station, the remarkable and atmospheric combination of buildings and parkland site can be used with great imagination. We offer:
- Ample free on site parking
- A combination of both large and small indoor and outdoor spaces
- In house staff, workshop, professional engineering equipment
- Wide range of infrastructure facilities
- Ease of access for set up crews and infrastructure
- Atmospheric night-time lighting
- In house Fire and Rescue Service and first aid
- Restaurant and catering facilities
- Easy aircraft and helicopter access through the Elvington Airfield, Jet A1 and 100LL aviation fuel available
An authentic period building, with domed roofline, provides a self contained facility with WC and WiFi for daytime events. Double doors one side lead through to the NAAFI Restaurant, which can be incorporated into your event, or sealed off for privacy. Double doors on the other side lead to a private lawn area, which can also be fitted with a purpose, built marquee.
The heart of the Museum, the NAAFI Restaurant and the Bar are perfect for 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 Handley Page Halifax bomber in Europe, the hangar can be adapted for a variety of purposes. The historic 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 42 seat cinema is a fully digital audio-visual facility with comfortable cinema seating.
We have several large, open lawn 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.
Historic Vehicles and Aircraft
The heart of the Museum is our collection of more than 45 aircraft and 22 historic 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. And the latest A/C used by powers today. We have historic cars, trucks and tractors which can accompany the aircraft of the period, with several aircraft in ground running condition. The collection makes a great resource for event producers, broadcast television, drama productions and independent filmmakers.
Our onsite NAAFI Restaurant is perfect for small intimate meetings or larger events. We work with larger event catering solution specialists to provide exceptional food and drink, a vital part of any event. Our NAAFI Restaurant and our 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
Driver Skills Ltd
City of York Council
BBC Question Time
ITV Touch of Frost
The Smart Training Group
Yorkshire Building Society
Institute of Advanced Motorists
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