The 2018 Against The Odds weekend was blessed with some lovely early summer weather this past weekend. Now on it’s second year, Against The Odds is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with both visitors and skilled re-enactors alike. Learning from last year’s inaugural event, the Museum’s management team and army of volunteers worked to develop […]
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The springtime weather was accompanied by a cold northerly wind on Sunday, though that did not deter visitors to the Museum, who once again arrived in their hundreds to enjoy the dry weather and a chance to see the Museum’s live aircraft all running together for the first time this year. The rare development Buccaneer […]
Happy Birthday Royal Air Force! This Easter Sunday we joined rest of the UK in celebrating 100 Years of The Royal Air Force. Officially formed at an RFC aerodrome at St Omer in France on 1st April 1918, on that day, the Royal Flying Corps became the became the world’s first independent air force. A […]
For many Yorkshire based businesses, finding a training venue in York can be difficult. York City centre traffic and parking can sometimes be congested and while the City is beautiful, many companies would prefer a venue with easier car access, privacy and refreshments close by. They find that by moving the training venue in York […]
Each year as Mothers Day and Fathers Day comes around, those aviation minded Mums and Dads are probably dropping hints right now. “A Spitfire passenger ride…… Backseat with the Red Arrows….” The usual implausible things from the Bucket List. But this year, if you’re wondering what you buy the aviation minded parent in your life, […]
This past week has seen some of the coldest weather in some years here in Yorkshire. Weather arriving from Russia and the north coupled with high winds has meant that our usual grit and determination to be open for visitors had to be tempered with the knowledge that we much also keep our staff and […]
The Museum is becoming increasingly popular as a filming location for various TV series. It seems that the combination of unique exhibits with lots of interesting facts and the diverse nature of the Museum grounds attracted teams as we can always find a new way to tell a story. BBC’s Antiques Road Trip were with […]
The Museum’s Elvington Room and adjoining NAAFI restaurant are an increasingly popular venue for group and parties looking for a venue in York. Each Christmas The Derwent Lions Club hosts over a hundred Senior Citizens for a Christmas event at the Yorkshire Air Museum. They are served a buffet tea and entertained by local entertainers […]
The Yorkshire Air Museum hosted one of the UK’s largest disability vehicle mobility events recently. Allied Mobility Vehicles were looking for the perfect venue for showcasing their range of specially adapted mobility vehicles for disabled drivers. Finding a venue that met their unique set of requirements could have been a difficult task but the Museum, […]
Christmas holidays can be a great time to visit the Museum. Keeping everyone in the family busy over Christmas can be a challenge once the new presents have been opened. Many families find a day out at the Museum is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy learning about the history of aviation. […]
Many attractions as popular with visitors as the Museum are, by definition, seasonal places. For most, winter time sees a quieter period and indeed, we have fewer visitors than at the peak of the summer and school holiday periods. However, we are far from being quiet. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the things […]
In November 2016, the BBC’s Escape to the Country programme filmed part of their series at The Yorkshire Air Museum. As is often the case with television broadcasts, everything goes quiet for a while before the final production is broadcast. Broadcast almost one year later in November 2017, here’s the part of the one hour […]