Welcome to the Yorkshire Air Museum
The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. It is a Registered Charity and nationally accredited museum (No.66). Situated in a 22 acre parkland site on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, the Museum/Memorial is located on the largest and most original WWII station open to the public. It was also the only base used by the French heavy bomber squadrons during the war and today includes award winning gardens, a large NAAFI style restaurant and shop, 15 top class exhibitions and over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles, many of which are in working order. In 2011 & 2013 it was voted the top Specialist Attraction in Britain. Our Vice Presidents include: Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, General Denis Mercier Chief of the French Air Force, General Jean-Paul Paloméros Supreme Allied Commander NATO and His Grace Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.
IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT – to mark the launch of “The Bright Squadrons”, which charts the true story of a young French airman on dangerous missions from RAF Elvington and the girl he met on arrival in Liverpool in January 1944, the first 150 hard-back copies purchased from the Museum between 1st and 31st December 2014 will contain a unique voucher to allow free admission for a special event to be held on 14th March 2015 including a special “behind the scenes” view of the world renowned Halifax bomber, similar to those flown from Elvington. 50 voucher numbers will be randomly selected to allow the holders privileged free entry inside this famous aircraft on the day– access normally costing £120 per person. Contact the Museum for details.