Today is the funeral of museum volunteer guide Harry Welch. Sadly, we cannot be there with his family in the current situation. Instead, here are some thoughts from Barbara George, Museum Director, on Harry’s contribution to our museum community. ‘Harry was passionate about aviation and history and absolutely loved the museum. His enthusiasm and great […]
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After many days of Yorkshire rainfall leading up to Remembrance Sunday, it was refreshing to see such a bright, mild and sunny Sunday morning as we gathered for Remembrance Sunday. The first ceremony took place at the French Memorial in Elvington Village, where the Parade of Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Beavers, largely drawn from […]
To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Handley Page Halifax bomber, here at the Yorkshire Air Museum, we invited current RAF Pilot Flt Lt Daniel Whatmough and WW2 Veteran Pilot, Flt Lt George Dunn DFC (97), together with the RAF Benevolent Fund, to visit one of the only surviving Halifax bombers in the world here […]
Anyone who has visited the museum this summer will know that our team of guides and stewards are amongst the very first people you will see as you arrive at our gates. The Museum’s team of volunteers come from all walks of life and, very often, they are not actually from a military or even […]
We were simply stunned by the response to this year’s 999 Emergency Services Day. After a busy summer holiday season, it was wonderful to see so many people patiently queueing at the Museum gates last Sunday to join us in meeting the emergency response services of Great Britain. We would like to thank the incredibly […]
Sunday 1st September was a day that the Chairman of The Yorkshire Air Museum, Martin Withers declared ‘the most important date in our Calendar’. Allied Air Forces Memorial Day took on a new direction this year as the Museum revealed it’s fresh direction and purpose. “To honour, educate and inspire.” Museum Director Barbara George explained, […]
Quite probably the most famous aircraft in the Museum collection is Handley Page Halifax Friday the 13th. The only complete example of the aircraft in Europe, the Halifax may not be quite as famous as the Avro Lancaster, however thousands of visitors each year enjoy learning more about this important aircraft. So we were especially […]
On July 20th 2019, the Yorkshire Air Museum’s Chair of Trustees Martin Withers flew to Austria to be inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation. Created in 2003, The Living Legends of Aviation are admirable people of remarkable accomplishment including: entrepreneurs, innovators, astronauts, pilots. Awards are held annually in the USA and Europe, with John […]
Each summer, we welcome students of engineering from across Europe. Belgian student, Katleen Verhoeven spent some time with the Museum in the summer of 2011. We caught up with her in 2019, seven years later to find out how her career had progressed. Here’s what Katleen told us: As far as I can remember I […]
Le 1er juin 2019, alors que l’Europe entière commémorait le 75ème anniversaire du Débarquement en Normandie, le Yorkshire Air Museum et Mémorial des Forces Aériennes Alliées à Elvington en Angleterre, nommait Madame Barbara George Directrice du Musée et du Mémorial. C’était vraisemblablement un moment poignant pour prendre ses fonctions, voyant le musée et mémorial s’embarquer […]
On the 1st of June 2019, The Yorkshire Air Museum welcomed a new Director. Barbara George began her role as the Director of The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial, as countries across Europe gathered to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. It was perhaps a poignant moment in time […]
In 2017, Belgian student Kobe Geerts was with us for six weeks as part of his studies in Aviation Technology from Ostend. We caught up with him in June 2019 to chat about his experiences at The Yorkshire Air Museum and how his career in technology and engineering was working out. Here’s his guest blog […]