South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
SatNav: Region:
DN4 7NW Yorkshire
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 69 Open

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What’s Here

Having spent more than 10 years being known as AeroVenture, this location reverted back to being called the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum during 2013.
Having been first established at Home Farm, Firbeck near Worksop, as the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM), in late 2000 the museum moved to a new larger site at the former RAF Doncaster and adopted the name AeroVenture.
This move allowed the use of a surviving WW2 RAF hangar and other wartime buildings on the site, bringing the original collection under cover for the first time. An extensive restoration programme is ongoing. An large collection of aero engines and associated equipment is also on show, together with displays on the history of RAF Doncaster and local RAF Squadrons. The collection of the Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group is also displayed on this site.
The SYAM has accumulated a large number of airframes, and a significant number of these are in deep storage and not available fo public view. ‘Back lot’ tours are occasionally organised.

Directions

At Doncaster AeroVenture, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Access from junction 3 of the M18. Follow signs for the Lakeside/Doncaster Dome around the edge of the lake, and then go behind the big blue Warner cinema building.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, April to October (during BST); 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, November to March. Also open every day during school holidays.

Admission:

See official site for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

General view of the main hangar.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Jet Provost T.3A XM350.
(photo, Dan Lord)
De Havilland Dove 8 G-ARHX.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Gloster Meteor T.7 WA662.
(photo, Dan Lord)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-BECE Airship Developments AD500 G-BECE Gondola Stored
RT520 Auster 5 G-ALYB Fuselage Frame Displayed
G-ARGI Auster 6A G-ARGI Fuselage Frame Stored
‘K158’ Austin Whippet BAPC.207 Reproduction Displayed
VP519 Avro Anson C.19 VP519 Cockpit Displayed
KB976 Avro Lancaster X KB976 Rear Fuselage Displayed
XL388 Avro Vulcan B.2 XL388 Cockpit Displayed
WD935 BAC Canberra B.2 WD935 Nose Displayed
XH584 BAC Canberra T.4 XH584 Nose Displayed
WJ565 BAC Canberra T.17 WJ565 Nose Displayed
WJ975 BAC Canberra T.19 WJ975 Nose Displayed
XP706 BAC Lightning F.3 XP706 Complete Stored
XR754 BAC Lightning F.6 XR754 Nose Stored
HB-NAV Beagle Pup 106 HB-NAV Forward Fuselage Stored
G-BAML Bell 206B JetRanger III G-BAML Wreck Stored
Bensen B.7 Complete Stored
G-ACBH Blackburn B.2 G-ACBH Fuselage Displayed
XL149 Blackburn Beverley C.1 XL149 Cockpit Displayed
XN979 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XN979 Nose Displayed
Bleriot XI Replica Displayed
XE317 Bristol Sycamore HR.14 XE317 Complete Displayed
G-AVAA Cessna F.150G G-AVAA Fuselage Displayed
de Havilland Tiger Moth II Fuselage Stored
de Havilland Vampire FB.5 Pod Displayed
WP255 de Havilland Vampire NF.10 WP255 Pod Stored
XE935 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XE935 Complete Displayed
XD459 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD459 Complete Stored
XD377 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD377 Pod Stored
333 de Havilland Vampire T.55 333 Pod Stored
WK393 de Havilland Venom FB.1 WK393 Pod Stored
WX788 de Havilland Venom NF.3 WX788 Complete Stored
WB733 De Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 WB733 Complete Displayed
WK626 De Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 WK626 Fuselage Stored
N4565L Douglas DC-3 Dakota N4565L Complete Displayed
XA460 Fairey Gannet AS.6 XA460 Complete Stored
WA662 Gloster Meteor T.7 WA662 Complete Displayed
WL131 Gloster Meteor F.8 WL131 Nose Displayed
Handley Page Jetstream “C-10A” Nose Mock-up Displayed
G-ATXH Handley Page Jetstream 200 G-ATXH Nose Displayed
XX477 Handley Page Jetstream T.1 XX477 Fuselage Displayed
‘N-302’ Hawker Hunter T.7 ? Nose Displayed
XG297 Hawker Hunter FGA.9 XG297 Nose Displayed
WT741 Hawker Hunter GA.11 WT741 Nose Displayed
E-424 Hawker Hunter F.51 ? Complete Displayed
ET-273 Hawker Hunter T.53 ET-273 Nose Displayed
SN280 Hawker Tempest V SN280 Cockpit Displayed
XV752 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 XV752 Complete Displayed
G-BOCB Hawker Siddeley HS.125-1B G-BOCB Cockpit Displayed
G-OPFW Hawker Siddeley HS.748-2A G-OPFW Cockpit Displayed
XW666 Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XW666 Cockpit Displayed
G-MJKP Hiway Skytrike/Super Scorpion G-MJKP Complete Displayed
XM350 Hunting Jet Provost T.3A XM350 Complete Displayed
XM411 Hunting Jet Provost T.3 XM411 Nose Displayed
XN511 Hunting Jet Provost T.3 XN511 Nose Displayed
XS216 Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XS216 Nose Displayed
WF122 Hunting Sea Prince T.1 WF122 Complete Displayed
G-MMDK Mainair Try-Flyer G-MMDK Complete Displayed
G-AEJZ Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea G-AEJZ Complete Stored
G-MJPO Modern Air Sports Goldwing G-MJPO Complete Stored
FX322 North American Harvard II FX322 Cockpit Displayed
ZD938 Panavia Tonado F.2 ZD938 Complete Displayed
G-AOKO Percival Prentice T.1 G-AOKO Complete Stored
G-APMY Piper Apache 160 G-APMY Complete Displayed
G-RAYE Piper PA-28 Cherokee G-RAYE Cockpit Displayed
EI-JWM Robinson R22 EI-JWM Complete Displayed
G-DELB Robinson R22B G-DELB Complete Displayed
‘F904’ Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A 1/2 Scale Model Displayed
XX655 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 XX655 Cockpit Stored
XX669 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 XX669 Fuselage Stored
XX736 SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX736 Nose Displayed
‘XM651’ Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XM561 Complete Displayed
BGA.297 Slingsby Cadet TX.3 BGA.297 Complete Stored
WT913 Slingsby Cadet TX.3 WT913 Complete Stored
WT917 Slingsby Cadet TX.3 WT917 Complete Stored
XN238 Slingsby Cadet TX.3 XN238 Nose Displayed
WZ822 Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1 WZ822 Complete Stored
WE987 Slingsby Prefect TX.1 WE987 Complete Displayed
WB969 Slingsby T.21B Sedburgh TX.1 WB969 Complete Displayed
WJ476 Vickers Valetta WJ476 Nose Displayed
WJ903 Vickers Varsity T.1 WJ903 Nose Displayed
Waco CG-4 Hadrian Replica Nose Displayed
WN499 Westland Dragonfly HR.3 ## WN499 Dismantled Stored
XX411 Westland Gazelle AH.1 XX411 Complete Displayed
XP190 Westland Scout AH.1 XP190 Complete Displayed
XP902 Westland Scout AH.1 XP902 Cabin Displayed
‘XV137’ Westland Scout AH.1 XV139 Complete Displayed
XV677 Westland Sea King HAS.6 ## XV677 Complete Displayed
XT236 Westland Sioux AH.1 XT236 Complete Stored
XT242 Westland Sioux AH.1 ## XT242 Complete Displayed
XS887 Westland Wessex HAS.1 XS887 Complete Displayed
XS481 Westland Wessex HU.5 XS481 Complete Displayed
XA870 Westland Whirlwind HAS.1 ## XA870 Complete Displayed
XA862 Westland Whirlwind HAS.1 XA862 Cockpit Stored
XN386 Westland Whirlwind HAR.9 XN386 Complete Displayed
XJ398 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 ## XJ398 Complete Displayed
XP345 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 ## XP345 Complete Stored
G-MVNT Whittaker MW.5-K G-MVNT Complete Displayed
G-MYJX Whittaker MW.8 G-MYJX Complete Displayed

## Owned by YHPG.

Notes: Dassault Mystere IVA 101 was scrapped in December 2005. Dove 8 G-ARHX and Jetstream “C-10A” nose have moved to the NEAM. Lightning F.6 XS897, CFM Shadow BD G-MVRS, Chipmunk T.10 nose WB560, Canberra PR.7 nose WT534, Cessna F.150H cockpit G-AWCL, BAe Jetstream 41 cockpit and Hunter F.2 nose WN890 have left this museum. Ercoupe 415C fuselage N3188H is offsite for conversion to a children’s ride.

More Information

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airborne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. Tel: 01302 761616. Website: official website. Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group. Unofficial Guide

Westland Wessex HU.5 XS481.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Whirlwind HAR.10 XJ398.
(photo, Dan Lord)
De Havilland Vampire T.11 XE935.
(photo, John Hayles)
Austin Whippet K189.
(photo, John Hayles)
Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XM561.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Westland Scout AH.1 XP190.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Westland Sioux AH.1 XT242.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Noses for Meteor F.8 and Hunter F.2.
(photo, Dan Lord)

More photographs on the next page.

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  1. Hello
    At sometime during the summer I am planning a visit to Aeroventure.As an aviation enthusiast and photographer, with a bit of notice would it be possible to view the exhibits that are not on public display in storage.

    Many Thanks
    Steve Bartlett

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