Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Forces Memorial

Price guide: Mid-range

Elvington, York, YO41 4AU

Price guide: Mid-range

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Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Education, History

Expert review of Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Forces Memorial

Fascinating and poignant; this is Britain’s largest WWII station open to the public.

Housed at the former RAF Bomber Command Station east of the city, this authentic museum includes a comprehensive display of historic international aircraft ranging from pre-war bi-planes to recently retired military jets. British, Canadian and French visitors will find a particular resonance here amongst the original control tower, huts and hangers where a collection of personal and professional artefacts are on show. Spaces to watch aircraft restoration take place; open cockpits for people to clamber in and out of and a comprehensive collection of military vehicles are here too; as are exhibitions dedicated to flying and military pioneers and the terrifying flying environments of air gunners. Both a cafe and gift shop are on site.

Price advice: 

Adults £7.00, concessions £5.00, children (5-15) £4.00, (under 5's) free, family tickets £18.00.
Accepts Yorkshire Pass (See the Sights and attractions section on my York insider tips page for more details).

Expert tips: 
Allow two to three hours for a visit.
A bus service (Village Link No 36) from Merchantgate in the city centre to the museum operates the 25 minute journey Mon-Sat. On Sundays, East Yorkshire Motor Services take over with their 18a service from York Memorial. See my [node:174615] page for contact details.
Try to pick a dry day as many of the aircraft are outdoors.

More information on Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Forces Memorial:

Price guide:
Historic site, Landmark / monument, Museum
Elvington, York, YO41 4AU
+44 1904 608 595
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm (summer), 10am-4pm (winter).
Free tags / Keywords:
Second World War, Memorial, Aeroplanes

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