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Yorkshire Air Museum, York

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The only Allied Forces memorial in Europe, Yorkshire Air Museum is supported by over 4,000 registered friends of the museum from around the world. The museum aims to educate and preserve the history of flight. Visit the collection of over 50 aircraft from around the world, including machines from as far back as 1853 and as modern as the GR4 Tornado. The museum's site covers over 2.8 hectares (7 acres) of managed landscape, part of a sustainability program called the "Nature of Flight." This large area is used on "Thunder Days" to demonstrate maneuvers with still-operating aircraft. You'll find a printable map of the museum's acreage on its website.  Put Yorkshire Air Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our York travel itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely fantastic museum, we had a wonderful day, so interesting, loads for kids to do and the staff were all so kind and friendly would highly recommend 
    Absolutely fantastic museum, we had a wonderful day, so interesting, loads for kids to do and the staff were all so kind and friendly would highly recommend  more »
  • Experience the feeling of being in a real bygone airfeild and of the once busy taking of of wellington bombers on missions to germany during the second world war, knowledegable staff there to answer.....  more
    Experience the feeling of being in a real bygone airfeild and of the once busy taking of of wellington bombers on missions to germany during the second world war, knowledegable staff there to answer.....  more »
  • Thank you so much for welcoming our pupils to the museum. We had a fantastic time, very educational and linked in perfectly with our WWII topic. We will be back! 
    Thank you so much for welcoming our pupils to the museum. We had a fantastic time, very educational and linked in perfectly with our WWII topic. We will be back!  more »
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  • I've been past it many times when racing on the air strip but never had time to visit. It was a great 3 hours looking around. Very good display of planes. A lot bigger than I thought. Had a very nice reasonably priced meal and drink in the cafe. Places like this need supporting so the memories keep being remembered. I will definitely visit again. The entry price is a year long re visit ticket.
  • Picked up a leaflet about this place so decided to visit. Brought our 3 year old plus 2 dogs and had a lovely time. Our little one loved that he could go into various planes. Good exhibits and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. The dogs were excited to sniff everything on site.
  • Fabulous museum based at a WW2 free french bomber station. Great collection of aircraft and other displays in original RAF buildings and rebuilt hangars. Naafi was very good with reasonable prices. Lovely original control tower. Some vehicles to add to the interest too. Give yourself a full day to get around
  • Really enjoyed my visit today. Particularly happy that dogs were welcomed and allowed almost everywhere. Lots of planes and other vehicles. Reasonably priced cafe and gift shop. Made a couple of advance Christmas present purchases. Very informative to know a bit about the history of every plane/vehicle. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Also two lovely memorial gardens lots of other displays/exhibits including a series of film to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands. We had a great day and only left because it was closing! Another bonus is tickets allow reentry another day!
  • Brilliant afternoon here, plenty of free parking, great disabled access and plenty of benches to rest, which I needed. Entry ticket lasts 12months which is a fab deal. Cafe ok but a tad expensive however the cake was lovely and it was an escape from the sun. There are toilets in both the cafe and the adjacent hut and disabled ones too along with baby changer unit. Only lose 1* as no aviation bookmarks in gift shop and although good seats outside, none inside the huts, so I struggled to stand to read the information boards as needed the seats and wouldn't have been great if raining either, luckily it wasn't on our visit. So please YAM consider the odd chair indoors for disabled, thank you, Otherwise very good.

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