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The Yorkshire Air Museum

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Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
The Museum grounds from the air. 20 acres of period buildings and parkland setting

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April 2018

Easter Event – The White Rabbit Trail

April 1 - April 2

“Cherchez Les Lapins Blancs” To celebrate Easter and in memory of RAF Elvington Station Mascot ‘Nostradamus’, we are running an Easter trail with a French twist. This Easter when you visit, follow the white rabbit trail around the museum, answer the questions as you explore, then collect your own yummy white chocolate rabbit! To celebrate the Centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918, we have a special trail of questions for everyone to answer.…

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Spring Thunder Day – Buccaneer Anniversary

April 29
Buccaneer was hugely popular with the crowd

Our 2018 Spring Thunder Days begin with a celebration of the first flight of the Blackburn Buccaneer, just a few miles away from the Museum at Brough. The 30th of April 1958 was the first flight of the Buccaneer which went on to serve in both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. The Museum is incredibly fortunate to have no less than three Buccaneers, with the rare prototype XN974 maintained in full ground running order. All three of our…

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May 2018

Against The Odds – RAF At War Weekend

May 12 - May 13

Join us for this year's Against The Odds weekend and experience life at RAF Elvington during World War Two. Our re-enactors will be here to explain what life was like here for serving Halifax Bomber air crews as they fought to liberate occupied Europe. Joining us will be wonderful re-enactors who will be with us all weekend to explain the different roles played by men and women during World War Two including: Aircrew re-enactors who will present briefings from original…

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June 2018

Reach For The Sky! 100 Years of RAF Air Power

June 3
The Museum's SE5a running live.

Join us to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. We are displaying an entire timeline of the Museum's historic aircraft to show the amazing progression of aviation over just 100 years. The amazing collection of aircraft spans the entire history of flight, so join us in celebrating this historic year. See an entire century of aviation arranged in a timeline to depict the history of the RAF. World War One Our AVRO 504, SE5a, Blackburn Monoplane and Eastchurch…

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July 2018

Vintage Props Family Day

July 22

A great day of family entertainment to celebrate the start of the School Summer Holidays. Join us for a day of celebration of Vintage propellor driven aircraft. Our collection of piston engined aircraft will all be running live throughout the day, plus we will all enjoy flypasts by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire. Experience Birds of Prey and learn about Falconry with our guests SMJ Falconry. If you have ever wished to…

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Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run

July 29

2018 will see the tenth anniversary of this annual vintage motorcycle get together here at the Museum. Join us and see motorcycles from the very earliest days of motorised transport setting out from the Museum for a day's riding around the Yorkshire Wolds. An annual nostalgic gathering of amazing pre 1931 vintage motorcycles at the Museum. The Golden Era Run is organised by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club and each year more than 100 motorcycles, some more than 100 years…

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August 2018

Women’s Services Memorial Day

August 12

Today, women take on front line duties across all branches of the military, but it was not always this way. Our Women’s Services Day commemorates the contribution and sacrifice made by women across more than a century of conflict. Commencing around 1;30pm, the Parade will set off to march through the centre of the Museum to our unique and inspiring Women’s Memorial Garden, where a Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place. We hope you will join us in celebrating the…

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Summer Thunder Day

August 19

What better way to enjoy the summer holidays than by experiencing the sight, sounds and unique aromas of our live aircraft fleet? Here's an outline of the schedule for this summer's Thunder Day. 10:00 Gates open. Fire team activities – everyone loves a large fire engine. Here’s the children’s chance to try operating the large fire hose of the mighty Pathfinder. Adults, as ever, are jealous! RAF Se5A & East Church Kitten – our classic biplanes will be running their…

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September 2018

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 2

The 2018 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day will celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. We also celebrate the unique relationship that Allied Air Forces have established throughout military conflicts across the years. The Allied Air Forces Memorial Day grows in size and stature each year and with 2018 being the Centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, we are looking forward to an exciting day. Here's a short film from the 2017 Allied Air Forces Memorial…

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999 Emergency Day

September 23
Our Pathfinder airport rescue units are fully CAA certified

An action packed family day out celebrating the work of the many Emergency Services across the UK. Last year's 999 Emergency Day was a huge success, with a diverse range of Emergency Services personnel all joining us to talk to visitors about their various roles and how they all work together. The Museum Fire Team - a great chance to meet the team behind the safety cover on our live aircraft events. Our in house fire team will be here…

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November 2018

Remembrance Sunday

November 11

The annual gathering to remember the sacrifice of the British and Free French aircrews that served at Elvington during World War Two, together with those that have served to deliver the freedom we enjoy today. The services take place from 11am at the French Air Force Memorial in Elvington Village followed by the Service of Remembrance at the Station Chapel of The Allied Air Forces Memorial, Yorkshire Air Museum at 13.30pm. Both events are wreath-laying ceremonies. These events give us…

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