Due to the COVID 19 social distancing requirements the Control Tower will be closed throughout July. We hope to re-open it as distancing rules are relaxed.
The original RAF Elvington control tower lies at the centre of the Museum. It was one of the first buildings to be restored by the Museum’s volunteers many years ago. Today it accurately represents how the building looked in wartime.
Downstairs, the radio room and other areas show the typical equipment used to communicate with aircraft on the aerodrome. Upstairs, the operations are overseen by a controller and associated staff, with boards showing aircraft status, in flight or missing and overdue.
Enjoy the experience of an original wartime bomber base control tower.