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November 2016

Remembrance Sunday

13th November 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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The unique Elvington Remembrance Service will take place from 11am on Sunday 13th November at the French Air Forces Memorial in Elvington Village followed by the service at the Yorkshire Air Museum Station Chapel at 13.30pm. Both are wreath-laying ceremonies. These Services give us chance to remember the sacrifice of so many allied aircrews of numerous nationalities, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Poland, amongst others, who flew with Fighter, Bomber, Coastal and Transport Commands of the Royal Air Force…

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A Winter Day Out and The Final Burst of Engine Noise in 2016

20th November 2016
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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This Sunday, our engineering teams will be undertaking a series of engine runs to quantify their recent pre-winter overhaul work. While this Sunday is not an official Thunder Day on the same scale as our summer events, many of the core aircraft that everyone loves will indeed be coming to life for a final run before winter sets in. For Museum visitors, it is a final chance this year to experience the sights and sounds of big piston engines and…

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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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Live Aircraft and Our Buccaneer Comes to Life

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Our engineering team have been busy throughout the winter working hard on several of our live aircraft. As a special treat to Museum visitors, Sunday 19th February will see us running many of the Museum's live aircraft fleet, including hopefully the long awaited return of our Buccaneer XN974 to live status. Our Buccaneer Comes Back To Life Our Buccaneer engines have been dormant for two years, but over the last six months our team have brought her to the point…

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April 2017

Easter Event – The White Rabbit Trail

April 16 - April 17
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! We have 200 white chocolate rabbits this Easter Sunday. Collect your trail questions from the Museum stewards office by the main entrance, £0.50 per trail, suitable for…

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MG Car Club Daffodil Run

April 16
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Each year, the MG Car Club enjoy their annual Daffodil Run across the Yorkshire countryside. It is always a very picturesque event and one for a worthy cause, as the Club run helps to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. This Easter Sunday, the club will be culminating their classic drive by finishing at the Museum in the afternoon. More than fifty classic MG cars from across the history of the marque will be arriving at the Museum throughout…

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Land Rover Series 2 Owners

April 22
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Classic car and vehicle clubs really enjoy organising visits to the Museum. On Saturday 22nd April, the Land Rover Series 2 owners will be visiting the Museum. If you admire those iconic and classic lines of the legendary British off road vehicle, you can combine a visit to the Museum with a chance to see these lovingly restored vehicles.

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Craven Old Wheels and Triumph TR6 Owners Visit

April 23
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Craven Old Wheels classic car club enjoy a diverse selection of classic and collectable cars. They will be visiting the Museum as one of their annual events. Their members own a remarkably diverse cross section of classic and sports cars and this will be a great chance for visitors to see them as they visit the Museum. Also on 23rd April, the TR6 Owners Club will be visiting the Museum. It's a great chance to combine a visit to the…

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Springtime Engine Tests at The Museum

April 30
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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This Sunday we are planning a series of engine test runs throughout the day in preparation for a busy summer at the Museum. These engine tests are part of our regular maintenance regime and while they are not a full Thunder Day event, our visitors like to know when they are taking place, so here is an approximate schedule of this Sunday's activities. Buccaneer Engine Test Runs After two years sitting idle, our Buccaneer XN974 sprang into life in February…

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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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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. Our aircrew re enactors alongside our Halifax, Mosquito and Dakota aircraft will provide a great atmosphere for this weekend. 10:00am The Seatones four part female harmony group…

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