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Yorkshire Air Museum

York Road | Elvington, York YO41 4AU, England
+44 1904 608595
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The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial is located on the outskirts of the City of York within easy reach of the City centre. The Museum welcomes family visitors, with lots of things to keep everyone in the family entertained. We are also pet friendly, so you won't need to leave your four legged part of the family home alone. Authentically based on an original World War II Bomber Command Station, this unique history museum is filled with a great combination of original buildings to explore, including the restored Control Tower and more than forty aircraft exhibits, from early aviation biplanes to our unique Halifax Bomber "Friday The 13th" all the way to modern Cold War military jets such as the Victor, Nimrod and Tornado jet fighters. Our regular Thunder Days are always popular as a great family day out and our NAAFI cafe has a range of snacks, drinks and meals for everyone. Our guides are on hand to help you explore the museum. They are all volunteers and love to read your reviews!
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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York Road | Elvington, York YO41 4AU, England
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+44 1904 608595
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here with our two dogs and it was very dog friendly. They were allowed in all the buildings except the shop & cafe. We were here for over two hours. The admission was £10pp. My husband loved the hanger with all the old planes....More

Thank H-DUFC
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived here at 15:00 today thinking that we would have 2 hours to look around until the museum closed at 17:00. Maybe not enough time to see everything comfortably but enough time to flit around and get an idea of the exhibits. To start...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to find and quick entry. Good price, too! £10 for adult and £8 for students. The guide book is handy and at only £1 is well worth it. Lots of places to park around the area - also designated Disabled spaces. Each building is...More

Thank Knightfamilyuk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a visit here recently. Vast amount of information and exhibits to absorb / view. " NAAFI " canteen served excellent food at lunchtime. Modest prices for a visitor attraction. 1940`s British aircrew may not have had the opportunity to try tasty beef chilli..!

Thank tobylerone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided that this museum would be an ideal visit for my husband after he had been looking at historical costumes with me! We both enjoyed wandering round looking at the exhibits, particularly as my husband was in the RAF for over twenty years. There...More

Thank Maggieanne49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the museum, my husband is a war plane buff and really was excited to go. Two tips: do not go on a Sunday without a car. There is no bus and a taxi cost us a small fortune. A shuttle from town would really...More

Thank Sherry D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good three hours here and maybe longer. It is well laid out, and easy to find your way around.Very helpful volunteer staff to help with anything at all. The displays in the huts are well presented and informative. The aircraft are very...More

Thank Suer040153
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Air Museum yesterday, was a very enjoyable visit, full of information and very nostalgic. Made you feel very humble ready what these men did for us. The aircrafts were amazing and you could sit in some of them, also the Naafi served up...More

Thank Lynda R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We crossed over the border from Lancashire to enjoy a grand day out here! Well worth a visit, very friendly and well informed stewards around the site. Great to be able to go inside the Dakota and sit inside some cockpits. Enjoyed from beginning to...More

Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit war planes are not on my list of likes, however I love my visits her (Yes I returned!). There are lots of other wartime exhibits. We enjoy eating in "the Mess" good food at reasonable prices. My children love it too. Overall wheelchair...More

Thank Kerryann C
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Andrew M
10 July 2018|
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Response from Clairedee11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
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Matthew S
18 May 2018|
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Response from tadbry | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matthew. We took the car, unfortunately I am not familiar with the public transport. Apologies for replying so late.
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11 October 2017|
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Response from travellerNEEngland | Reviewed this property |
We paid £8 each, which is the concession rate, good value for money
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