We are the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial
We are one of the largest independent museums of aviation in the United Kingdom. Our museum sits on the former site of RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, a World War II airfield used extensively by Allied Bomber crew during the war.
Our museum is a registered charity dedicated to the history of aviation which was also set up as a Memorial to all allied air forces personnel, particularly those who served in the Royal Air Force during WWII.
Our unique assets are:
- An authentic WWII Bomber Command site with original buildings, offering a unique atmosphere and strong national and local heritage.
- The only complete restored Halifax Bomber aircraft in Europe.
- A site of historical significance as it was home to the only two French heavy bomber squadrons of WWII between 1944 and 1945.
- One of the rare reproductions of the Cayley Glider, the first British manned flying vehicle, created by Scarborough born Sir George Cayley.