Plan Your Visit
Summer: 10.00am – 5.00pm (31st Mar 2014 – 10th Nov 2014)
Winter: 10.00am – 4.00pm (10th Nov 2014 - 30th Mar 2015)
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. OPEN BANK HOLIDAYS AND EASTER HOLIDAY.
Please allow 3-4 hours or longer to get the most out of your visit.
‘NAAFI’ style, licensed canteen serving both hot and cold freshly prepared food, snacks and refreshments daily.
Shop – a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, models, prints, books and much more are available from our shop.
Note: Cafe and Shop close 30 minutes prior to Museum closure.
Yorkshire Air Museum
Telephone: 01904 608595 | Fax: 01904 608246
Our office is open 9:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Admission Charges (Note: Some events charged at different rates- Battlegroup North & Thunder Days.)
|Admission Prices 2013|
|Children Under 5||Free|
|Children 5 – 15 years||£4.00|
|Families (up to 2 adults and 3 children)||£22.00|
|Concession – Senior Citizens, Serving Forces Personnel, Students||£6.00|
|Group Rates – parties 8 or more (pre booked)|
|Schools||£3.00 per child (£3.50 with worksheet)1 FREE adult place per 10 children, additional adults £5.00|
Our interesting and informative Visitor Guidebook is available for just £1, providing an overview of the of the history of the airfield and its development into the Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum, a guide to the exhibitions, aircraft and vehicles, with a general site plan. This will help you get the most out of your visit.
New ‘Appeartome’ App!! – World’s First Museum Hologram Tour!
A way to enhance your visit is to download the state of the art ‘Ultra Reality’ app Appeartome, available from the Apple App Store before your visit. As well as providing you with a wealth of information about the Museum on the free part of this app, you can download the exciting hologram pack, (just £2.99) which allows you to make characters from the world of aviation ‘appear to you’ on your i-phone at certain points as you explore the Museum!! These characters include aviation pioner Sir George Cayley, legendary aviator Amy Johnson, ATA pilot Lettice Curtis, Barnes Wallis and others – a fun and up to the minute way of learning more.
The site is largely flat, with level access to exhibition rooms, aircraft hangars and the catering and toilet facilities. The only part inaccessible is the second storey of the wartime Control Tower (an illustration can be seen in the visitor Guidebook). Discounted entry for Care Groups is available (see Booking Form).
Group Booking Form 2013
Group Booking Form
Please contact us to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
Our “Reach for the Sky” education programme offers your pupils the chance to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning in a safe, secure environment outside of the classroom. We are a LoTC Quality Badge holder.
Standard worksheets are available and we can offer a range of workshops, charged separately, in association with education providers and we welcome the opportunity to discuss these with you to ensure a successful learning outcome for all. Preliminary visits are welcomed and can be arranged by appointment. Call 01904 606595 to find out more!
The Museum is validated as a Children’s University learning destination, for those signed up to this national programme.
“Thank you so much for today, it was fab. The children were talking abouteverything they did and saw all the way home. Thank you for such a great day!”. Laura Brown – Horton Park Primary School Bradford. 15/01/2013
“On behalf of the staff and students at Selby High School, thank you very much to your staff for such a great day. The students loved it and we would certainly like to visit again with another group of students. Our day was thoroughly enjoyable and they loved the trail. It guided them around the Museum very well.” ClaireMcQueen – Selby High School 19/11/2012
Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead. Drinking water is provided. Restricted areas are the canteen, Shop and Astra Cinema.
We’re located on the eastern outskirts of The City of York, postcode for your sat nav is YO41 4AU
Travelling from A1/M1 or A19 – head towards York, then as you approach the York Outer Bypass /A64, follow the National brown Air Museum signs around the bypass toward the A1079 (Hull) junction. Follow the signs to the Air Museum along the B1228 along Elvington Lane – 2 miles. EASY!
The No.36 bus service operated by Veolia Transdev provides a regular bus service from Merchantgate (York City Centre) and the Museum Monday to Saturday.
This service arrives and departs from right outside the Museum entrance.
Monday to Saturday:
York Departure Times:
Merchantgate 11:05am 13:05pm
YAM departure times
12:22pm, 14:22pm and 16:22pm returning to Merchantgate.
For timetable info for the hard of hearing call: 18001 0871 200 22 33
East Yorkshire Motor Services 18a York – Holme on Spalding Moor. Departure from York War Memorial, Station Rise arriving at Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington Lane
York Departure Times
York War Memorial 10:00 12:00. Drops off on Elvington Lane, not directly outside the Museum.
For further information call Travel Line on 0871 200 2233