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September 2017

999 Emergency Day

24th September 2017
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. In addition to the Museum's huge Pathfinder tenders, joining us will be organisations from across the entire range of the emergency services including: York Rescue Boat - The team established to provide…

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October 2017

Heritage Bus Rally

1st October 2017
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Together with Thornes Independent Coachways we gather together a huge selection of vintage and classic busses from across the years of transportation. A great chance to see these vehicles up close, some of which are regular film stars in TV and films you will recognise.

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November 2017

Remembrance Sunday

12th November 2017
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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A moment to reflect in the Museum Memorial Garden

Our annual gathering to remember the sacrifice of the British and Free French aircrews that served at Elvington during World War Two, together will those that have served to deliver the freedom we enjoy today. Remembrance services at both Elvington village and a service in the Museum chapel where all are welcome to join us.

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February 2018

Half Term at The Yorkshire Air Museum

February 10 - February 19
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 9th 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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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

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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