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March 2018

Easter Holidays at The Yorkshire Air Museum

March 29 - April 15
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The Easter Holidays are always a special time for family days out at the Museum. This year we are particularly busy with the celebration of 100 Years of the Royal Air Force, which as formed a century ago on the 1st of April 1918. Here's a rundown of some of the special activities taking place during the Easter holidays. Our Brand New RAF 100 Quiz Trail We have a great new information trail and quiz for everyone to follow at…

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April 2018

Easter Event – The White Rabbit Trail

April 1 - April 2
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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“Cherchez Les Lapins Blancs” To celebrate Easter and in memory of RAF Elvington Station Mascot ‘Nostradamus’, we are running an Easter trail with a French twist. This Easter when you visit, follow the white rabbit trail around the museum, answer the questions as you explore, then collect your own yummy white chocolate rabbit! To celebrate the Centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918, we have a special trail of questions for everyone to answer.…

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Spring Thunder Day – Buccaneer Anniversary

April 29
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Buccaneer was hugely popular with the crowd

Join us for a great Family Day Out in Yorkshire as we enjoy the 2018 Spring Thunder Day with a celebration of the first flight of the Blackburn Buccaneer, just a few miles away from the Museum at Brough. The 30th of April 1958 was the first flight of the Buccaneer which went on to serve in both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. The Museum is incredibly fortunate to have no less than three Buccaneers, with the rare…

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May 2018

May Bank Holiday Weekend at The Yorkshire Air Museum

May 5 - May 7
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be a busy period for the Museum and will be a great opportunity for a family day out in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Air Museum is considered to be one of the top visitor attractions for days out in Yorkshire. Our team of volunteer guides and stewards consistently win awards of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ on Trip Advisor, where we are considered one of the top ten things to do in York. The new RAF 100…

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Against The Odds – RAF At War Weekend

May 12 - May 13
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Join us for this year's Against The Odds weekend and experience life at RAF Elvington during World War Two. Our re-enactors will be here to explain what life was like here for serving Halifax Bomber air crews as they fought to liberate occupied Europe. Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane flypast on Saturday - aircraft and times to be confirmed. Joining us will be wonderful re-enactors who will be with us all weekend to explain the different…

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June 2018

Reach For The Sky! 100 Years of RAF Air Power

June 3
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The Museum's SE5a running live.

Join us to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force Air Power. We are displaying an entire timeline of the Museum’s historic aircraft to show the amazing progression of aviation over just 100 years. The amazing collection of aircraft spans the entire history of flight, so join us in celebrating this historic year. See an entire century of aviation arranged in a timeline to depict the history of the RAF. During the day, our guides will use our aircraft…

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“Inspirations” STEM Challenge

June 28

Working with North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership and other sponsors, we are proud to support the “Inspirations” STEM Challenge & Showcase each year. This huge event sees some 600 pupils enter their GCSE or extra curriculum projects in the core Science, Engineering Maths and Technology disciplines, but also incorporating sustainability, textiles and resistant materials. Projects will be judged and prizes award to winners in the categories of Engineering; Graphics; Product Design; Resistant Materials; Textiles; Science; Electronics and a special…

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July 2018

Summer Holidays at the Yorkshire Air Museum

July 18 - September 8
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Summer holidays are always a busy time for families and here at the Museum it's no different. Finding things to keep the whole family happy and entertained for a day out can be difficult to achieve. Many visitors to the Museum are surprised at the diverse things to do and they often comment that we are more than just an air museum. So here's our guide for this summer that gives some great tips on getting the most from your…

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Vintage Props Family Day

July 22
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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School summer holidays can be a challenge for busy families. Finding great events that can entertain family members of all ages is a difficult thing to achieve. That’s why we’ve created the Vintage Props Family Day out as a great way to start the summer school holidays. Come and join us for a day of celebration of Vintage propellor driven aircraft. Our collection of piston engined aircraft will all be running live throughout the day, plus we will all enjoy…

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Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run

July 29
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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2018 will see the tenth anniversary of this annual vintage motorcycle get together here at the Museum. Join us and see motorcycles from the very earliest days of motorised transport setting out from the Museum for a day's riding around the Yorkshire Wolds. An annual nostalgic gathering of amazing pre 1931 vintage motorcycles at the Museum. The Golden Era Run is organised by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club and each year more than 100 motorcycles, some more than 100 years…

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August 2018

Scouts Takeover Day At The Museum

August 2
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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If you are a member of a Scout group, this take-over day is the perfect opportunity to sign up to and complete the Scout Air Researcher Badge. By taking part in a series of short tailored workshops throughout the day plus a full tour of the collection, the activities all meet the badge requirements. Full details of this great chance for Scouts to obtain the Air Activities Badge and how to register are at this link. https://scouts.cinolla.com/gilwellpark/courses/raf-takeover-day---yorkshire We are really…

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Women’s Services Memorial Day

August 12
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 Thunder Day

August 19
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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September 2018

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 2
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The 2018 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day will also mark the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. 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 of…

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999 Emergency Day

September 23
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

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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