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Yorkshire Air Museum
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Ranked #10 of 204 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Took my son who has special needs here today. He liked looking at the planes & the different things that were on display. There were two lovely gentlemen & a new lady at the entrance, who were really friendly & helpful, especially when my son kept on about going in an aeroplane. One of the men, Henry i think his name was, was very kind & explained that there were a couple of cockpits my son could sit in and where we would find these.
A really good visit overall.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A full day visit”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Unsure what the museum would be like, having visited many others in the past, we were very pleasantly surprised.

Lots of exhibits and related exhibitions across a large site. Many unusual aircraft on display and the variation made it an interesting visit.

It took almost a whole day to walk around and take in all the things the museum had on display, but not once was it tiring nor boring.

I would certainly reccommend.

Visited February 2014
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“interesting day out”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

had a great family day out. there is a lot to take in and the kids did get a little bored but would recommend going.

Visited October 2013
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“Worth the Effort”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Went there today, despite the rather inclement weather.

But still managed to spend nearly three hours there; intrigued by the display of wartime memorabilia, coupled with modern day exhibits!

OK, so the trigger wasn’t working on the Air Gunners Exhibition (so I got zero points!), Oh! And the narrative in the control tower (Building 12) sounded like Norman Collier at times, but so what?

For anybody interested in the antics of those flying aces in the world wars, and later (e.g. Falklands), this is a must.

NAAFI food choice is a bit limited, but ok if you just want a drink and a snack.

Allow at least three hours for your trip. Well worth the admission.

Visited January 2014
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Yorkshire, UK
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“Interesting Air Museum”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

The air museum at Elvington, just a couple of miles away from York City Centre, will please enthusiasts and the curious alike with its display of WW2 aircraft, amongst others. Exhibits are displayed mostly under cover, with plenty of information without overloading the reader. There were outside displays when we visited, including the opportunity to get inside a WW2 Dakota and experience what it would've been like to fly in one - all without leaving the ground!. There's also a NAAFI cafe, good homecooked food served all day (I think) and there's a venue hall which holds meetings and even wedding receptions. The adjoining airfield/runway is still in operation and also in use by car enthusiasts.

Visited April 2013
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