Winter 2020, Family Days Out at The Museum

We are open each day from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Enjoy free parking on site as you explore the museum. Full details of admission prices and family tickets at this link right here. And don't forget we're dog friendly!

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April 2020

Thunder Day – Nimrod Anniversary Special

April 12

Did you know that this April will mark ten years since our Nimrod XV250 landed here at Elvington? Our springtime Thunder Day is a wonderful chance to celebrate that emotional occasion when her flying career drew to a close and her wheels touched down in the Elvington runway for a final time. We're planning a weekend of celebrations which will be a great opportunity to come along and learn more about the history of this aircraft and the important role…

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May 2020

Victory Weekend! Celebrate VE Day with us right here at RAF Elvington

May 8 - May 10
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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On the 8th of May 2020, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Literally millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace, to remember their loved ones and hope for a peaceful future. Meanwhile in the Far East, the fighting continued. The 75 Anniversary Celebrations we have planned here atthe Museum will provide everyone in Yorkshire with a truly wonderful opportunity to commemorate this momentous day in…

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The Grand VE Day Celebration Ball at the Museum

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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As the end of war in Europe was declared on 8th of May 1945, Britain erupted into celebrations at the end of fighting in Europe. Street parties happened across the country as Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously declared: "My dear friends, this is your hour!" * Join us on the evening of 9th May 2020 for the biggest celebration to take place here at RAF Elvington since the end of World War Two. * Be here a York's historic original…

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June 2020

Open Cockpits – Climb Aboard a Fast Jet

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Probably the most frequently asked question from visitors is, "What's it like to sit in the cockpit?" Open Cockpits gives you the unique chance to find out for yourself. A diverse range of the Museum's historic aircraft will all be available for you to climb aboard and experience first hand for yourself. Have you ever wondered what it's like to strap into an ejector seat and snap the switched on a Tornado Jet? What must it be like to fly…

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July 2020

Animals In Flight

July 19
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Do you know what the first animal in space was? Why did Halifax Bomber crews carry pigeons on WW2 night missions? And what was the name of the rabbit that actually flew on bomber missions from here at RAF Elvington in wartime? From the very first days of man made flight, animals have been flying in aircraft and balloons, where they wished to or not! And not only the birds. We're having a day of fascinating fun day here at…

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Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run and Vintage Props

July 26

The Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run is a firm favourite each here with Museum visitors. A change to see a huge array of very early motorcycles, all live and running as they set forth from the Museum to ride around the nearby Yorkshire Wolds, before returning here for an afternoon on display for visitors. Joining them this year will be our classic propellor driven aircraft, running live here at the Museum. If you enjoy the distinctive aroma of classic motorcycle…

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August 2020

Women’s Services Memorial

August 16
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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In this modern age, women serve in front line riles alongside their male counterparts. However is was not always this way and across the ages the role of women in our armed forces has changes massively. Women's Services Memorial is an opportunity to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice made by women in warfare and armed conflict across the history of aviation.

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September 2020

Allied Air Forces Day – Battle of Britain 80

September 6
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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This year on Allied Air Forces Day we are commemorating the immense contribution made by the Allied Air Forces during the Battle of Britain. It is now 80 years since Sir Winston Churchill declared those immortal words, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many, to so few." Please join us for a day of commemoration as representatives from air forces across the world all gather together here at Elvington to remember The Few…

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999 Emergency Services

September 27
The Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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One of our favourite days each year, when we all gather together with the region's Emergency Services, turn on those blue lights and sirens and meet the amazingly diverse range of emergency services personnel who work tirelessly all year round to deliver the wonderful care and responses that we are all so familiar with. Have you ever wondered how mountain rescue dogs are trained? Ever wished you could have a sneaky look inside a speed camera van? Or even a…

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