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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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  • Quite interesting but my son became bored so we had to cut the visit short. At least the tickets are valid for a year so we can go back.  more »
  • Having visited this museum some years ago i was pleased to finally have a chance to revisit. The musuem is a former RAF bomber command base which was used by the free French forces. There's a...  more »
  • History was always a fascinating subject for me. To get up close and personal with aircraft that I've known throughout my life, and the awesome power that they can deliver, was humbling. The stories.....  more »
  • £12 Entrance fee , your tickets last for 12 months,
  • Went to the Christmas fireworks, fantastic show and really well run. Was running late and they managed to hold off to get everyone in without much of a delay, we were there fairly early. Cars parked with room on the right for everyone to get out and enjoy a safe distance outside.
  • The kids loved, shame they couldn't look inside at the moment. Will be back.
  • Considering this museum is in private ownership it really is excellent. The exhibits are well laid out and informative. What for me however really made it was the atmosphere. It was tangible. It had been very active during the war. It wasn't much of a stretch to imagine Halifax bombers taking off on a raid and not all returning. It was a fun, interesting informative and poignant day out. Do go.
  • It's a really interesting place but it will bore 10-13 year olds after a while

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