Yorkshire Air Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Elvington, North Yorkshire
SatNav: Region:
YO41 4AU Yorkshire
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 48 Open

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What’s Here

The YAM is located at a former WW2 Bomber Command base, and features a fully restored control tower and an excellent NAAFI-style restaurant. Other attractions include the The Barnes Wallis collection, (with Tallboy, Grand Slam and Bouncing bombs), and the Air Gunners Room. Displays include a wide range of uniforms, military vehicles, aero-engines, airships and memorabilia. All aircraft are maintained in good condition. Victor XP231 taxies under it’s own power on special occaisions.

Directions

On the right hand side, just before Elvington, on the B1128 Southeast of York. Signed from the A64 Southern ring road/A1079 junction.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open daily 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, 25 March to 11 November; daily 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, 12 November to 24 March. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Souvenir shop, NAAFI-style Cafeteria, Toilets, Free Car Parking, Facilities for Disabled Visitors.

Victor K.2 XL231.
(photo, Dan Lord)
The Victor can taxi under it’s own power.
(photo, Dan Lord)
‘Lusty Lindy’ nose markings.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Spitfire I ‘R6690’.
(photo, Dan Lord)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-TFRB Air Command Sports Elite G-TFRB Complete Displayed
‘H1968’ Avro 504K BAPC.42 Reproduction Displayed
VV901 Avro Anson T.21 VV901 Complete Displayed
VW993 Beagle Terrier 2 (Auster AOP.6) G-ASCD Complete Displayed
Blackburn Mercury BAPC.130 Replica Displayed
21417 Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 21417 Complete Displayed
Cayley glider BAPC.89 Replica Displayed
538 Dassault Mirage IIIE 538 Complete Displayed
‘HJ711’ de Havilland Mosquito NF.II $ Complete Displayed
‘G-AAAH’ de Havilland DH.60 Moth BAPC.270 FSM Displayed
VP967 de Havilland Sea Devon C.2/2 VP967 Complete Displayed
XH278 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XH728 Complete Displayed
KN353 Douglas Dakota IV G-AMYJ Complete Displayed
WH903 English Electric Canberra B.2 WH903 Nose Displayed
WH846 English Electric Canberra T.4 WH846 Complete Displayed
XS903 English Electric Lightning F.6 XS903 Complete Displayed
G-YURO Europa Aviation Europa 001 G-YURO Complete Displayed
FK338 Fairchild Argus II FK338 Complete Displayed
XL502 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL502 Complete Displayed
XH767 Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH767 Complete Displayed
‘WK864’ Gloster Meteor F.8 WL168 Complete Displayed
WS788 Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS788 Complete Displayed
‘LV907’/’NP763’ Handley Page Halifax II $ HR792 Complete Displayed
G-AVPN Handley Page Herald srs 213 G-AVPN Complete Displayed
XL231 Handley Page Victor K.2 XL231 Complete Displayed
‘N-268’ Hawker Hunter FGA.78 QA-10 Complete Displayed
‘XL571’ Hawker Hunter T.7 XL572/G-HNTR Complete Displayed
‘P3873’ Hawker Hurricane I BAPC.265 FSM Displayed
XN974 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2A XN974 Complete Displayed
XX901 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XX901 Complete Displayed
XV748 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 XV748 Complete Displayed
XV250 Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 XV250 Complete Displayed
Hunting Jet Provost T.3 Nose Displayed
Hunting Jet Provost T.3 Nose Displayed
XP640 Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XP640 Complete Displayed
G-MJRA Mainair Demon 175 G-MJRA Complete Displayed
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 BAPC.240 FSM Displayed
‘G-AFFI’ Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea BAPC.76 Complete Displayed
ZA354 Panavia Tornado GR.1 ZA354 Complete Displayed
XZ631 Panavia Tornado ‘GR.4’ (P15) XZ631 Complete Displayed
‘N450’ Port Victoria Grain Kitten Reproduction Stored
‘6232’ Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2C BAPC.41 Reproduction Displayed
‘F943’ Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A G-BKDT Reproduction Displayed
XM553 Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XM553 Complete Displayed
RA854 Slingsby Cadet TX.1 RA854 Complete Displayed
‘R6690’ Supermarine Spitfire I BAPC.254 FSM Displayed
‘237123’ Waco CG-4A Hadrian BAPC.157 Fuselage Displayed
WH991 Westland Dragonfly HR.5 WH991 Complete Displayed
Wright Flyer BAPC.28 Reproduction Displayed

$ composite assembled from several aircraft.
Notes: Venom NF.3 WX788 has moved to AeroVenture at Doncaster. Whirlwinds XJ398 and XP345 have moved to AeroVenture at Doncaster.

More Information

Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York, Yorkshire, Y041 4AU. Tel: 01904 608595. Official YAM Web Site.

Meteor NF.14 WS788
(photo, Dan Lord)
Herald 213 G-AVPN
(photo, Dan Lord)
Hunter FGA.78 ‘N-268’
(photo, Dan Lord)
Canberra T.4 XH846
(photo, Dan Lord)
Mirage IIIE 538
(photo, Dan Lord)
C-47B Dakota ‘G-AMYJ’
(photo, Dan Lord)
Jet Provost T.4 XP640
(photo, Dan Lord)
Javelin FAW.9 XH767
(photo, Dan Lord)
CT-133 21417
(photo, Dan Lord)
Hunter T.7 ‘XL571’
(photo, Dan Lord)
Buccaneer S.2B XX901
(photo, Dan Lord)
Harrier GR.3 XV748
(photo, Dan Lord)

More photographs on the next page.

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