Many people who visit the museum enjoy their visit as part of an organised group. They quickly realise that The Yorkshire Air Museum is not only for the traditional aviation enthusiast. Very often, people who have little interest in the technicalities of aviation enjoy their group visit every bit as much. If you are considering arranging a visit as a group of people, here are some tips you may well find useful.
- Perfect for groups of ten or more people.
- Spacious on site parking.
- Excellent catering facilities from our NAAFI style restaurant.
- Benefit from discounted entry for groups.
- No charge for coaches and mini bus parking. Coach drivers enjoy free meals and drinks.
Tours of the Museum
The Museum has a team of volunteer guides who are passionate about the history of the Museum site and our displays. We offer short talks or longer guided tours which significantly enhance a group visit and are a great way to get some background on who we are and what we do at the museum.
Free Talk – “Overview of Elvington Past, Present and Future”
A Museum guide will give your party a 10-15 minute talk about our site and what makes it special.
Guided Tour £20 per group (between 6 – 12 people per tour) – duration 1 hour
Our Guide will take your party on an entertaining discovery of key areas of our site choosing notable highlights in the rich history of the events that have taken place in Elvington. Brief historical information will be given on some of the exhibits and aircraft to point out what makes them distinctive.
After this one hour tour, you are free to continue to explore the Museum for the rest of your visit. These guided tours often serve as inspiration to visitors who then enjoy their favourite element after the tour.
As our talks and guided tours are in demand and are are provided by our team of volunteer guides, we require as much advance notice as possible to guarantee availability.
The group assembly point for both the talk and the tour is in our Station Chapel (building 6), 5 minutes prior to the confirmed start time.
How to Book a Group Visit.
Group visits to the Museum are an informative and entertaining day out, regardless of your knowledge of aviation and history. For more details on how to book a visit for your group, download the form below and return it to the Museum team, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post. Our contact details can be found here.
The Museum’s NAAFI Restaurant serves hot food and snacks and is a perfect place for groups to gather as you enjoy the Museum. You can book your menu choices in advance by using the Catering Booking Form here. The NAAFI often gets busy at lunchtimes, so you can save time queueing by using this method.
Download the Catering Booking Form Here
You may well have questions when booking a visit, our Museum team are here to help. Simply call on 01904 608595.
Group Visits for Car and Motorcycle Clubs
Each year, classic car clubs and motorcycling groups enjoy visiting the Museum. The Yorkshire countryside make a great location to enjoy your car or motorcycle and combined with a visit to the Museum can often become a favourite annual event. we have ample safe and secure parking on site and frequently cater for groups of dozens of automotive enthusiasts.
Scouts Group Visits
Scouts and other like minded organisations visit the Museum together to learn more about both history and aviation technology. During or after your visit, you can work towards the Air Activities badge with our supporting worksheet covering Stage 1 and Stage 2. The worksheet is available to download from our website here together with answers here.
We really enjoy seeing groups with a shared interest visiting the Museum and being inspired by what they find. Regardless of your group’s common interest, you will find everyone in your party will enjoy a visit to the Museum. You can read some reviews of previous visitors on our Trip advisor page here.