Here at the Museum, a large percentage of our visitors are young children. We are very proud of some of the comments from parents who often describe their visit as a great combination of education and entertainment for the family. As older veterans gradually pass on, it becomes ever more important to educate younger people of both the sacrifice of those before and also to learn the lessons of history in the hope of a peaceful future. In order to help the youngest understand their visit more, we’ve engaged the help of a new bear mascot and we need your help.
Our Bear needs a name, so we’re running a poll until 7th June to find a name for him. Simply vote using the options below to select your favourite name. The most popular name you vote for will be his title and will be displayed around the museum at various points.
About Our Bear
He’s a pilot and he will be seen more and more around the museum to help our youngest visitors understand our displays more fully. The Museum’s main purpose is to educate young people on the history of aviation and to provide a memorial to the Allied Air Forces. Our Bear will have the important role of telling children interactive stories about the development of aviation and some of the important conflicts in history.
Why Have a Bear?
We take the education of young people very seriously, with military and social history playing a vital element as they grow. We can hope that with the help of our Bear, they will learn of the history and sacrifice of some of the people who served at Elvington in the past and others across the world. They will appreciate the peace in Europe we enjoy today and ensure that it continues in future.
Please take a moment to vote for your favourite name, he will be with us for some time to come and if you really like him, he’s available to buy in the Museum shop too.