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February 2017

Half Term at The Yorkshire Air Museum

February 11 - February 26
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Future pilot? Try out our cockpits in the Air Power Zone

The Half Term school holiday period in Yorkshire this year commences on the 17th of February. However, we know that many family visitors to the Museum travel from other regions of the UK where half term dates are different. To help everyone enjoy a great family day out, Half Term activities at the Museum actually run for almost two whole weeks. So whether you are travelling from outside of Yorkshire or are living more locally, here is our list of…

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April 2017

Easter Event – “Cherchez Les Lapins Blancs”

April 16 - April 17
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Halifax Friday the 13th  at  the Museum

The Free French Squadrons which were based at Elvington during world war two believed in the lucky white rabbit as a mascot. Join us this Easter Weekend and search for Les Lapins Blancs throughout the Museum. More details soon on this fun family weekend.

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May 2017

“Against the Odds” – Elvington at War Weekend

May 13 - May 14
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Ferret armoured car just one of our vintage vehicles

Step backwards in time to World War Two and the time when RAF Elvington was a live bomber station. An atmospheric weekend as the Museum comes to life, with aircrew re-enactors in authentic period flying kit, aircrew mechanics hard at work on aircraft and our authentic military vehicles all moving around the Museum. More details soon on what promises to be a weekend in which you will be able to see RAF Elvington as it will have been in 1944.…

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June 2017

Summer Thunder Day

June 4
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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thunder-day-image

Our early summer Thunder Day will be another opportunity for our engineering teams to make some noise with a selection of our live jet and propellor aircraft all running for visitors to enjoy the authentic sounds and smells of aviation. Always a great day out for the whole family as well as aviation enthusiasts, here's a behind the scenes video of our Nimrod crew running her engines. Please note: Thunder Days admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child &…

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“Inspirations” STEM Challenge

June 28 - June 29
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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school-educational-visits-2

We are proud to support the “Inspirations” STEM Challenge each year, when schools from across the region gather together at the Museum to display their skills and education prowess, an occasion when we are quite probably seeing the aircraft engineers of the future.

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July 2017

Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run

July 30
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An annual nostalgic gathering of amazing pre 1931 vintage motorcycles with many examples over 100 years old. See the riders depart from the Museum for a classic motorcycle ride around the Yorkshire Wolds before returning to the Museum for afternoon tea. Our aircraft engineers will also be performing propeller aircraft engine runs, a great chance to enjoy some vintage piston engines of all ages. Normal Museum admission charges apply.

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August 2017

Women’s Services Day

August 13
Preparing to parade for the final time

A celebration of the role of women in uniform through the years and the contribution made in many conflicts. Our Women's Services Day highlights the contribution of women in our armed services, something that for many years has lacked the recognition it deserved.

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Summer Holiday Thunder Day

August 20
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Devon decided to be grumpy and run just one engine.

What better way to keep the whole family occupied in the holidays than a chance to see the MUseum's live aircraft running and experience the sights, sounds and aromas of jet aircraft and vintage propellor aircraft up close? Full details on the aircraft for each Thunder Day online soon, meanwhile enjoy this film of last year's Thunder Days. Please note: Thunder Days admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children). Tickets may…

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September 2017

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 3
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Annual International Commemoration Day featuring a Parade of Service Standards, Drumhead Service and ‘Sunset’ Ceremony. Poignant and colourful gathering of veteran, current and trainee service personnel. Our annual event to commemorate the sacrifice of Allied aircrews across the history of aviation. Everyone is welcome to attend the memorial service held in the main hangar as we commemorate the sacrifices made by aircrews across the history of military aviation. This short film of last year's Memorial Day gives a flavour of…

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999 Emergency Day

September 24
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Our Pathfinder airport rescue units are fully CAA certified

A great chance to meet emergency services from across the region as we commemorate the hard work of our emergency services. Our own in house fire and rescue team will be providing demonstrations of our huge Pathfinder machines as we celebrate the great work of the emergency services. Please note: 999 Emergency Day admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children).

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