The Yorkshire Air Museum sits on the site of former RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, a World War Two airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war. It is also the home of the The Allied Air Forces Memorial.
We are open every day of the year apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We recommend that you take three or four hours over your visit to appreciate the Museum exhibits, the aircraft and vehicle displays that make up this historically accurate RAF Bomber Base.
Our Accessibility Statement aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer to all our visitors.
Click here to download our Accessibility Statement 2016
The map below can be downloaded as a PDF and printed in advance to help you plan your visit. Click here to download.
You can live the Yorkshire Air Museum experience all year round.
- OPEN BANK HOLIDAYS AND EASTER HOLIDAY.
- Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
- Summer: 10:00am -17:00pm
- Winter: 10:00am – 16:00pm
- Please note: Last Admission 1 hour prior to closing.
- Please allow 3-4 hours or longer to get the most out of your visit.
Our ‘NAAFI’ style, licensed restaurant serving tempting hot and cold freshly prepared food, snacks and refreshments daily. The hot counter is available between 12 noon and 14:00. (Closes 30 mimutes prior to the Museum closing time.)
A wide range of museum souvenirs, gifts, models, prints, books and much more are available from our newly refurbished shop. If you didn’t have time to stop by, you can still visit the online shop by clicking here.
The Museum is a registered charity in the UK. We receive no state or local government funding and depend upon the generosity of our visitors to continue our operations. (Note: Some events are charged at different rates- Battlegroup North / Thunder Days/ Allied Air Forces Memorial Day.)
Admission Prices 2016
|Children Under 5||Free|
|Children 5 – 15 years||£5.00|
|Families (up to 2 adults and 3 children)||£26.00|
|Concession – Senior Citizens, Serving Forces Personnel, Students||£8.00|
Group Rates – parties 10 or more (pre booked)
|Children 5 – 15 years||£4.00|
We’re located on the eastern outskirts of the city of York. The postcode for your sat nav is YO41 4AU.
Travelling from A1/M1 or A19 – head towards York, then as you approach the York Outer Bypass /A64, follow the National brown Air Museum signs around the bypass toward the A1079 (Hull) junction. Follow the signs to the Air Museum along the B1228 along Elvington Lane – 2 miles. EASY!
Please Gift Aid your visit if you are a UK Tax payer and we can claim a valuable 20% of your admission back from the Government. Fill out the Gift Aid form at the Stewards office while buying your admission ticket and you will receive a re-admission ticket valid for one year from the date of your visit.
Our interesting and informative Visitor Guidebook is available for just £1, providing an overview of the history of RAF Elvington Bomber Command Station and its development into the The Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum, a guide to the exhibitions, aircraft and vehicle displays, together with a general site plan. This will help you to get the most out of your visit.
The site is largely flat, with level access to the exhibition rooms, aircraft hangars and the catering and toilet facilities. The only part inaccessible is the second storey of the wartime Control Tower (an illustration can be seen in the visitor Guidebook). Discounted entry for Care Groups is available (see Group Booking Form).
Group Booking Form
Group Booking Form
Please contact us to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
“Thank you for arranging our visit today. We all loved the exhibits, the cinema film about the French servicemen was very poignant and even the weather was great. The NAAFI lunch was also excellent. Our thanks to everyone who made our visit so enjoyable.” M R Metcalfe – CIMA West Yorkshire Retired Members’ Chapter, 16.03.2016
“Thank you very much for all the help and attention we received last Tuesday, everyone was very impressed and really enjoyed the day. We have put a complimentary comment on Trip Advisor! I will no doubt be in touch again in the future, once again thank you very much.” C Humphrey – Blind Veterans Get Out And Live Group, 05.03.2016
“Please convey our thanks from the members of the 90th Entry Halton Apprentices who visited on Saturday 12th. Despite the rain we were all very impressed at the magnitude and quality of your displays and helpfulness of your volunteers – you all do a wonderful job.
Most impressive was the special Victor 90% power up ground test organised for the day. The NAAFI was warm and well provisioned – thanks again.” K Tippey – 90th Entry Society, RAF Halton Apprentices, 14.09.2015
Our “Reach for the Sky” education programme offers your pupils the chance to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning in a safe and secure environment outside of the classroom. We are a LoTC Quality Badge holder.
Standard worksheets are available and we can offer a range of workshops, charged separately, in association with education providers and we welcome the opportunity to discuss these with you to ensure a successful learning outcome for all. Preliminary visits are welcomed and can be arranged by appointment. Call 01904 606595 to find out more!
The Museum is validated as a Children’s University learning destination, for those signed up to this national programme.
“Thank you so much for today, it was fab. The children were talking about everything they did and saw all the way home. Thank you for such a great day!”. Laura Brown – Horton Park Primary School Bradford. 15/01/2013
“On behalf of the staff and students at Selby High School, thank you very much to your staff for such a great day. The students loved it and we would certainly like to visit again with another group of students. Our day was thoroughly enjoyable and they loved the trail. It guided them around the Museum very well.” ClaireMcQueen – Selby High School. 19/11/2012
Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead. Drinking water is provided. Restricted areas are the canteen, Shop and Astra Cinema.
Yorkshire Air Museum
Telephone: 01904 608595 | Fax: 01904 608246
Our office is open from 9:00 to 17:00 and from Monday to Friday.
Monday to Saturday:
The No.36 bus service operated by Veolia Transdev provides a regular bus service from Merchantgate (York City Centre) and the Museum Monday to Saturday. This service arrives and departs from right outside the Museum entrance.
York Departure Times from Merchantgate:
11:15am & 13:15pm
YAM Departure Times from Museum Entrance:
12:34pm, 14:34pm & 16:34pm
(Note: 16:34pm departure terminates at York Railway Station via Piccadilly)
For Transdev info, call: 01904 633990 or e-mail: email@example.com or visit their website: www.yorkbus.co.uk . For timetable info for the hard of hearing call: 18001 0871 200 22 33.
The bus service operated on Sundays is by East Yorkshire Motor Services 18a York – Holme on Spalding Moor. The Departure is from York War Memorial on Station Rise arriving at Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington Lane, not directly outside the Museum.
York Departure Times from York War Memorial:
10:00am & 12:00noon
YAM Departure Times from Elvington Lane:
13:40pm & 15:40pm
For further information call Travel Line on 0871 200 2233.
We have visitor information in several different languages. Please select a relevant link below to download a PDF file.