It’s been an amazing year here at The Yorkshire Air Museum. Our stewards have welcome almost 60,000 visitors already to date and our location at Elvington is quickly becoming one of Yorkshire’s ‘must visit’ tourist attractions. Without the help and support of our amazing team of staff and volunteers, it would be impossible to deliver such a welcoming visitor experience.
We thought it would be fun to create a short film to thank everyone who supports the Museum both as a volunteer and as a paying visitor. We love reading your comments on our social media channels and your Trip Advisor reviews inspire our team of guides to work ever harder to be sure everyone enjoys their visit. Here’s a few facts about our 2017 season and a film that shows a few people who work behind the scenes.
- Almost 60,000 visitors have enjoyed the Museum to date (September)
- We spent more than ten years planning our Mirage IV arrival, then followed her across France to the UK for more than 1,000 kms
- Our team of volunteer engineers assembled her in just ten days
- Our NAAFI served over 4,000 Sunday Lunches and more than 46,000 hot drinks
- Our aircraft engineering team proudly used almost 8,000 litres of aviation fuel to thrill the crowds
- 163 people have experienced our Halifax Tours
- Over 1,600 school children have enjoyed a school trip to the Museum
- Our shop sold over 400 of our special Gibson teddy bear pilots
- The Yorkshire Air Museum was represented at over 80 memorial events across Europe
- For the first time on more than two years, our live aircraft were once again running down the Elvington runway.
We have more exciting plans for 2018 and as it will be the year that commemorates the Centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, it’s shaping up to be another tremendous period.
We are, of course, open all year round and visitors are finding that there is always something interesting happening here regardless of the weather and the seasons. We hope you can find the time to visit us gain very soon.