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July 2019

One Giant Leap – Celebrating the Apollo Moon Landing

July 21
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Join us on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and celebrate the date in history that marked man’s first steps on the moon. On 21st of July 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon for the first time. Join us and explore the entire history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer to modern jet flight and learn more about the Apollo space project, the history of space travel and how space technology…

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Summer Activities 22nd July

July 22
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Hands On History Pay once, return for free. | Park for Free. | We're Dog Friendly. Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Halifax Friday the 13th is probably the Museum's most famous exhibit. However, did you know how this famous aircraft got her name? Do you know how this wonderful aircraft was restored by the Museum? And do you know why she carried French Air Force markings on…

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Vintage Day at The Museum

July 28
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Who doesn't love anything Vintage? We probably all have a favourite vintage possession of our own. Vintage Day at the Museum gives everyone a chance to enjoy an era before the noise of jet engines, before colour television and to an era when motorcycles were cutting edge technology and aircraft were a rich man's mode of transport. The Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run will be joining us on the day, more than 60 motorcycles, some more than 100 years old,…

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Summer Events 29th July

July 29
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Hands On History Pay once, return for free. | Park for Free. | We're Dog Friendly. Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Halifax Friday the 13th is probably the Museum's most famous exhibit. However, did you know how this famous aircraft got her name? Do you know how this wonderful aircraft was restored by the Museum? And do you know why she carried French Air Force markings on…

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August 2019

Summer Events 5th August

August 5
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Hands On History Pay once, return for free. | Park for Free. | We're Dog Friendly. Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Halifax Friday the 13th is probably the Museum's most famous exhibit. However, did you know how this famous aircraft got her name? Do you know how this wonderful aircraft was restored by the Museum? And do you know why she carried French Air Force markings on…

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Women’s Services Memorial Day

August 11
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Our Women’s Services Day offers the opportunity to come together to commemorate and pay tribute to the contribution and sacrifice made by women across more than a century of conflict. Commencing around 13:30pm, a colourful Parade will set off to march through the centre of the Museum to our unique and inspiring Women’s Memorial Garden, where a poignant Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place. We hope you will join us in celebrating the inclusivity and diversity of our modern armed…

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Summer Events 12th August

August 12
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Hands On History Pay once, return for free. | Park for Free. | We're Dog Friendly. Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Halifax Friday the 13th is probably the Museum's most famous exhibit. However, did you know how this famous aircraft got her name? Do you know how this wonderful aircraft was restored by the Museum? And do you know why she carried French Air Force markings on…

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Summer Thunder Day

August 18
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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What better way to enjoy the summer holidays than by experiencing the sight, sounds and unique aromas of our live aircraft fleet? Here's an outline of the schedule for this summer's Thunder Day. 10:00 Gates open. Fire team activities – everyone loves a large fire engine. Here’s the children’s chance to try operating the large fire hose of the mighty Pathfinder. Adults, as ever, are jealous! RAF Se5A & East Church Kitten – our classic biplanes will be running their…

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Summer Events 19th August

August 19

Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Hands On History Pay once, return for free. | Park for Free. | We're Dog Friendly. Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Halifax Friday the 13th is probably the Museum's most famous exhibit. However, did you know how this famous aircraft got her name? Do you know how this wonderful aircraft was restored by the Museum? And do you know why she carried French Air Force markings on…

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MG and TF Owners Go North

August 26
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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More than forty classic MG and TF cars will be visiting the Museum and will be enjoying some time on display here at the Museum. Considered to be the biggest gathering of these cars in the North of England, this fresh event is now in it's second year and growing in popularity all the time. If you're planning a Museum visit and enjoy classic cars, then this is the perfect day to be joining us.

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September 2019

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 1
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The 2019 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day will also mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. A truly international event, we celebrate the unique relationship and cooperation that Allied Air Forces have established throughout military conflicts across the years, leading to the representation of many nations at this significant national memorial event, which grows in size and stature each year. The event will feature a major Parade, led by the Yorkshire Military Marching Band, and comprising of members…

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Summer Events 2nd September

September 2

Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Hands On History Pay once, return for free. | Park for Free. | We're Dog Friendly. Learn About Halifax Friday the 13th - 11:30 am Halifax Friday the 13th is probably the Museum's most famous exhibit. However, did you know how this famous aircraft got her name? Do you know how this wonderful aircraft was restored by the Museum? And do you know why she carried French Air Force markings on…

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999 Emergency Day

September 22
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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An action packed family day out celebrating the work of the many Emergency Services across the UK. Last year's 999 Emergency Day was a huge success, with a diverse range of Emergency Services personnel all joining us to talk to visitors about their various roles and how they all work together. The Museum Fire Team - a great chance to meet the team behind the safety cover on our live aircraft events. Our in house fire team will be here…

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November 2019

Remembrance Sunday

November 10
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The annual gathering to remember the sacrifice of the British and Free French aircrews that served at Elvington during World War Two, together with those that have served to deliver the freedom we enjoy today. The services take place from 11am at the French Air Force Memorial in Elvington Village followed by the Service of Remembrance at the Station Chapel of The Allied Air Forces Memorial, Yorkshire Air Museum at 13.30pm. Both events are wreath-laying ceremonies. These events give us…

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December 2019

Elvington Christmas Workshops 2019

December 14 - December 15
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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On Christmas Eve 1944, 200 handcrafted toys were delivered to York Mansion House to be delivered to the sick and needy children in the City of York hospitals and institutions. This was the result of a chance flash of inspiration by a French Air Force Lieutenant, Sous Lieutenant Lemarchand, serving in the Mechanics Section with the French Squadron’s based at Elvington, who had seen the L.N.E.R (London & North Eastern Railway) charity Christmas tree whilst passing through York Station. He…

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