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 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 aircraft exhibits and the other areas that make up this historically accurate RAF Bomber airfield.
Our Accessibility Statement aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer 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.
- Summer: 10:00am -17:00pm (29th March 2015 – 9th November 2015)
- Winter: 10:00am – 16:00pm (10th November – 27th March 2016.)
- Please note: Last Admission 1 hour prior to closing.
- Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
- OPEN BANK HOLIDAYS AND EASTER HOLIDAY.
- Please allow 3-4 hours or longer to get the most out of your visit.
‘NAAFI’ style, licensed canteen serving tempting hot and cold freshly prepared food, snacks and refreshments daily. Hot counter available 12 noon to 14:00pm. (Closes 30 mimutes prior to Museum closing time.)
Shop – a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, models, prints, books and much more are available from our newly refurbished shop.
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 charged at different rates- Battlegroup North / Thunder Days/ Allied Air Forces Memorial Day.)
|Admission Prices 2015|
|Children Under 5||Free|
|Children 5 – 15 years||£4.00|
|Families (up to 2 adults and 3 children)||£22.00|
|Concession – Senior Citizens, Serving Forces Personnel, Students||£6.00|
|Group Rates – parties 8 or more (pre booked)|
|Schools||£3.00 per child (£3.50 with worksheet)1 FREE adult place per 10 children, additional adults £5.00|
We’re located on the eastern outskirts of The City of York, 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. Ask for the Gift Aid form, complete and hand to Stewards, or return by post, and you can claim a re-admission voucher valid for one year from the date of visit.
Our interesting and informative Visitor Guidebook is available for just £1, providing an overview of the of the history of the airfield and its development into the Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum, a guide to the exhibitions, aircraft and vehicles, with a general site plan. This will help you get the most out of your visit.
The site is largely flat, with level access to 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 Booking Form).
Group Booking Form
Group Booking Form
Please contact us to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
Our “Reach for the Sky” education programme offers your pupils the chance to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning in a safe, 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 abouteverything 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 9:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday.
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.
Monday to Saturday:
York Departure Times:
Merchantgate 11:15am 13:15pm
YAM departure times
12:34pm, 14:34pm and 16:34pm returning to Merchantgate. (Note: 16:34pm departure terminates at York Railway Station via Piccadilly.)
For timetable info for the hard of hearing call: 18001 0871 200 22 33
East Yorkshire Motor Services 18a York – Holme on Spalding Moor. Departure from York War Memorial, Station Rise arriving at Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington Lane
York Departure Times
York War Memorial 10:00 12:00. Drops off on Elvington Lane, not directly outside the Museum.