Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Forces Memorial

Address: Elvington, York, YO41 4AU, England
Telephone: +44 1904 608 595

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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 [node:174616] page for more details).

Expert tips

Try to pick a dry day as many of the aircraft are outdoors.

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Education
  • History
  • Design and architecture