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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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February 2019

Half Term Holidays at The Yorkshire Air Museum

February 16 - March 3

School holidays are always a busy time for families and here at the Museum it's no different. Finding things to keep the whole family happy and entertained for a day out can be difficult to achieve. Many visitors to the Museum are surprised at the diverse things to do and they often comment that we are more than just an air museum. So here's our guide for this half term that gives some great tips on getting the most from…

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April 2019

Easter at the Museum – The White Rabbits Trail

April 21 - April 22

“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! We have 250 white chocolate rabbits this Easter Sunday. Collect your trail questions from the Museum stewards office by the main entrance, £0.50 per trail, suitable for…

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May 2019

Against The Odds – D Day 75th Commemoration

May 11 - May 12

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. For 2019, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings visitors will see the Museum transformed into RAF Elvington on the eve of D Day. Learn more about what was happening here at RAF…

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June 2019

Open Cockpits Day

June 2

A unique chance to climb aboard the Museum's amazing collection of aircraft. Many of our aircraft are entirely complete, including cockpits and our visitors would love to see inside. For the first time ever, we are arranging access to the cockpits of these aircraft for our visitors to enjoy first hand. We will have a range of our aircraft available for visitors to climb aboard and enjoy an explanation from our expert guides on the systems inside the cockpits and…

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Alvis Owners Club at The Museum

June 16

The north of England's biggest gathering of Alvis classic cars will be joining us at the Museum. Come along and see more than 100 classic Alvis cars and meet the owners as they gather here for the annual Alvis owners meet up.

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“Inspirations” STEM Challenge

June 27

Working with North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership and other sponsors, we are proud to support the “Inspirations” STEM Challenge & Showcase each year. This huge event sees some 600 pupils enter their GCSE or extra curriculum projects in the core Science, Engineering Maths and Technology disciplines, but also incorporating sustainability, textiles and resistant materials. Projects will be judged and prizes award to winners in the categories of Engineering; Graphics; Product Design; Resistant Materials; Textiles; Science; Electronics and a special…

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Scouts Takeover Day 2019

June 29
Check to see what our Guides are up to

This June the Museum team and the Royal Air Force will deliver a great day’s activities to young Scouts from the region to attain a special RAF Air Researcher Activity Badge. The Museum is proud to be selected by the RAF as their preferred aviation venue in the North of England. During the day, Scouts will get the opportunity to earn this special badge after completing a series of fun aviation and aircraft-related activities. Across the grounds of the Museum,…

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July 2019

Vintage Day at The Museum

July 28

Who doesn't love anything Vintage? We probably all have a favourite vintage possession of our own. Vintage Day at the Museum gives everyone a chance to enjoy an era before the noise of jet engines, before colour television and to an era when motorcycles were cutting edge technology and aircraft were a rich man's mode of transport. The Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run will be joining us on the day, more than 60 motorcycles, some more than 100 years old,…

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August 2019

Women’s Services Memorial Day

August 11

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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September 2019

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 1

The 2019 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day will also mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. 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…

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999 Emergency Day

September 22

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 2019

Remembrance Sunday

November 10

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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December 2019

Elvington Christmas Workshops 2019

December 14 - December 15
The memorial garden, not a single footstep in the fresh snow.

On Christmas Eve 1944, 200 handcrafted toys were delivered to York Mansion House to be delivered to the sick and needy children in the City of York hospitals and institutions. This was the result of a chance flash of inspiration by a French Air Force Lieutenant, Sous Lieutenant Lemarchand, serving in the Mechanics Section with the French Squadron’s based at Elvington, who had seen the L.N.E.R (London & North Eastern Railway) charity Christmas tree whilst passing through York Station. He…

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