The Canadian Memorial T2 Hanger

With a floor area of more than 2500 square metres, this hanger is home to our large aircraft.

The Control Tower

The original control tower of RAF Elvington, restored to show it’s wartime layout

Main Exhibition Hall

A new exhibition, ‘Against the Odds’, tells the story of the formation and operation of RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War and graphically describes the personal courage and sacrifice of its air and ground crews and the effects on its targets.

Airmen’s Billet

Laid out as if ready for a kit inspection, the billet shows the living conditions of airmen in WW2

Royal Observer Corps Post

This exhibition shows the valuable skills of the Royal Observer Corps, boith during WW2 and The Cold War

Vehicle Workshop Display

A fully equipped period workshop typical of that found on a busy wartime airbase

French Officers Mess

The French Air force were based at Elvington during WW2, this exhibit shows the restored officer’s mess.

The NAAFI Restaurant

The museum’s famous ‘NAAFI’ restaurant is situated close to the Control Tower and is linked by corridor to the Elvington Room

Elvington Room

A spacious lecture theatre and conference centre with an authentic wartime atmosphere.

Pioneers Of Aviation

New fr 2010, this exhibition celebrates the rich history of aviation in Yorkshire

Memorial Garden

The peaceful Memorial Garden is protected by a high hedge to provide a sheltered haven for visitors.

The Chapel

The wooden cross on the exterior east wall was made of oak by craftsmen at York Minster and kindly donated by the Dean and Chapter.

No 609 Squadron Display Room

The 609 Squadron Room is decorated with fine drawings and contemporary photographs and was opened in 1994 by Wing Commander R P (Roly) Beamont

The Airborne Forces Display

Opened by Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Gray in June 2000, includes a detailed relief model of the area near Caen, including the Pegasus Bridge and the Merville Battery

The Handley Page Workshop

The Handley Page Aircraft Workshop is mainly used by the museum’s volunteers for aircraft and vehicle maintenance and restoration.