Sits on the site of former RAF Elvington in North Yorkshire, a WW2 airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war. It is also the home of the The Allied Air Forces Memorial. The historic aircraft collection covers aviation history from the pioneering days to modern jets and includes the unique Halifax bomber and Mosquito night fighter, amongst many others.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Halifax Way Elvington Yorkshire YO41 4AU
Daily. Summer 1000-1700. Winter closes 1600. (Last entry one hour earlier.) (Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan.)
By Bus: 36, X36
By Rail: York / 7 miles
A huge range of exhibits and collections span almost the entire history of flight, from the early pioneers of aviation, through both world wars and on through the Cold War era. Today there are over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles and, as time passes, we acquire newer exhibits to commemorate later conflicts or achievements, with our Post World War Two collection being one of the most comprehensive in the UK. From the 1853 Cayley Governable Parachute through to the current GR4 Panavia Tornado, the museum represents the history of aviation in Britain.
Apart from historic aircraft, vehicles and buildings, the collection includes over 250,000 smaller items including artefacts, uniforms, documents, records, photographs, books and films which are preserved and researched by our Curatorial Staff. The collection also includes records and items from the national Air Gunners Association and the national Air Crew Association.