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. […]
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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 […]
The Museum has a growing reputation within education as a popular destination for school visits and we are developing more and more resources to help educate younger people. Sometimes, we are asked to come along to a school to talk to younger people on a specific subject. Earlier this month, we were contacted by Sutton […]
As each year we approach the time of Remembrance there is always a mild consideration as to whether the wider public’s sentiment and appetite for this emotional subject still remains. And yet each year if anything, there is a greater outpouring of gratitude and sentiment than ever. This year has proved to be no different […]
It’s been an amazing year here at The Yorkshire Air Museum. Our stewards have welcome almost 60,000 visitors already to date and our location at Elvington is quickly becoming one of Yorkshire’s ‘must visit’ tourist attractions. Without the help and support of our amazing team of staff and volunteers, it would be impossible to deliver […]
With the end of the school holidays, visitors may be forgiven for thinking that the Museum activities wind down. In fact, this past four weeks have seen the Museum team getting out and about across a variety of locations. Here’s a few details of some of the places we’ve been travelling to just recently, both […]
The 2017 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day on September 3rd was as busy as ever. 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. And each year, this special day […]
The Centenary of women serving within the Armed Forces was marked during the poignant Women’s Services Memorial Day which took place here at the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday. Sunday’s ceremony was especially poignant, as it saw the Laying Up of the Branch Standards of Keyingham and Stamford Bridge Royal […]
If you have visited the Museum over the previous two weeks, you may well have noticed some unusual looking American vehicles discretely parked behind our main hangar. Certainly, visitors to our Vintage Props Day were very curious to find out exactly what these American trucks with German registration plates were doing with us, often seen […]
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Tony Agar’s De Havilland Mosquito HJ711 which was “born” here at Elvington almost 30 years ago. From a piece of fuselage brought here to the newly formed Yorkshire Air Museum back in 1988, and after thousands of hours work by Museum volunteers and staff and carefully […]
The school summer holidays started on a great note for the Museum on Sunday. Despite the variable Yorkshire forecasts, everyone was blessed with dry weather for the Vintage Props Day. Our collection of vintage propellor driven aircraft were all running sweetly around the museum as joining us were singing ensemble Micky And The Alka Seltzer […]