Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum

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North Yorkshire
YO41 4AU

Home of The Allied Air Forces Memorial and the Yorkshire Air Museum located on an orginal WWll Bomber Command Base adjacent to a 10,000' runway, now the largest example of its type open to the public. Original buildings, including the Control Tower, now house some 15 fascinating exhibitions, including "Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins" about the use of balloons and airahips during WW1; "Against the Odds" the story of Strategic Bombing (joint exhibition with IWM) and "Pioneers of Aviation", charting the work of Yorkshire aviation pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the aeroplane, Robert Blackburn and aviators such as Amy Johnson. Over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles on a 22 acre site, the internationally renowned museum/memorial covers the history of aviation from the birth of manned flight through WWI and WWII into the supersonic age.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily. 10:00am to 17:00pm Summer 10:00am to 16:00pm Winter


£10 Adults, £8 Concessions (Senior Citizens, Students and Serving Forces personnel) and £5 Children. Family £26 (2A + 3C). Reduced rates for pre booked groups of 10 or more.

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Facilities and services

Facilities information:

250 seat Restaurant; Shop; Disabled access (except top floor of Control Tower); free visitor car parking.

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