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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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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

Scouts Takeover Day At The Museum

August 2

If you are a member of a Scout group, this take-over day is the perfect opportunity to sign up to and complete the Scout Air Researcher Badge. By taking part in a series of short tailored workshops throughout the day plus a full tour of the collection, the activities all meet the badge requirements. Full details of this great chance for Scouts to obtain the Air Activities Badge and how to register are at this link. https://scouts.cinolla.com/gilwellpark/courses/raf-takeover-day---yorkshire We are really…

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Women’s Services Memorial Day

August 12

Our Women’s Services Day offers the opportunity to come together to commemorate and pay tribute to the contribution and sacrifice made by women across more than a century of conflict. Commencing around 13:30pm, a colourful Parade will set off to march through the centre of the Museum to our unique and inspiring Women’s Memorial Garden, where a poignant Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place. We hope you will join us in celebrating the inclusivity and diversity of our modern armed…

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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 also mark the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. A truly international event, we celebrate the unique relationship and cooperation that Allied Air Forces have established throughout military conflicts across the years, leading to the representation of many nations at this significant national memorial event, which grows in size and stature each year. The event will feature a major Parade, led by the Yorkshire Military Marching Band, and comprising of members of…

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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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