This Sunday was the second running of 999 Emergency Day and it proved to be incredibly popular, with visitors queuing at the museum entrance as we opened at 10:00am. While the day was a chance to enjoy the Museum’s attractions, more importantly, it was also a chance to meet the hugely diverse range of North […]
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This past Sunday was Allied Air Forces Day at the Museum. Each year, representatives from air forces across the world join us, together with other significant representatives, to commemorate the sacrifice of those serving in global airborne conflict and peacekeeping duties, both past and present. This year we commemorated the centenary of the establishment of […]
Visitors to the Museum were inspired on Sunday as they enjoyed the now annual ceremony of celebrating women in the armed services. Today women serve alongside their male counterparts in front line service, though it was not always this way. Now an annual ceremony, this year focused on the Centenary of the Women’s Royal Air […]
“Changeable” is that get out of jail card of weather forecasters. It covers a multitude of options for them and means that they can’t get into trouble for being wrong. Here in Yorkshire, the weather is often called ‘changeable’ so as the long period of hot weather comes to a close, we have the perfect […]
This August saw the Museum team up with The Royal Air Force and The Scouts to deliver a great day’s activities to enable young Scouts to attain a special RAF100 Air Researcher Activity Badge. The Museum was proud to be selected as one of the venues across the UK, together with other aviation museums including […]
Each year, the 1st of August is Yorkshire Day. Here at the Museum, we think it’s a good idea to celebrate Yorkshire Day every day of the year. And with so many historical aviation connections here in Yorkshire, we thought it was a good idea to remind visitors of the remarkable aviation history you can […]
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the majestic memorial at the small fishing port of Grand Camp Maisey in Northern France. The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of the two French Squadrons that flew from RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, now the home of the Yorkshire Air Museum. As in every year […]
From the 5th to 10th of July, the Royal Air Force are celebrating RAF100 with a wonderful display of aircraft representing the history of British military aviation. As the home of The Allied Air Forces Memorial of Europe, the Yorkshire Air Museum is proud to have been asked to supply the Blackburn built, Royal Aircraft […]
The Great Exhibition of the North opens across Newcastle this weekend and we are very proud to be loaning the Museum’s Cayley Glider for the duration of the event. Sir George Cayley was a Yorkshire based engineer, inventor and aviator and is generally considered to be one of the leading people in the history of […]
In this year of RAF100 the Museum is proud to be working closely alongside The Royal Air Force and other significant international organisations to commemorate the establishment of the world’s first independent air force. In addition to this milestone, the RAF has collaborated with many other air arms across the decades since its formation 100 […]
We have to admit, the Yorkshire weather did look threatening on Sunday. However, once again, we were blessed with mild weather and even periods of blue skies that defied the weather forecast and allowed us to enjoy Reach For The Sky and for our visitors to enjoy a great day out at the Museum and […]
The Museum’s AVRO 504 biplane was once again travelling into Europe last week, as on behalf of the Royal Air Force and French Air Force (Armée de l’Air), the Yorkshire Air Museum was commissioned to undertake an exhibition with full sized aircraft celebrating over 100 years of close co-operation between the two air forces at […]