unique Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of allied
aircrews of all nations, from WWI to the present day and is
based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command base, the only such
station to be operated by French RAF Bomber Command Squadrons.
Experience the tremendous atmosphere of this award-winning attraction
whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the superb Bomber
Command exhibition, restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room,
Archives & Uniform Displays, Airborne Forces Display, Squadron
Memorial Rooms and much more. Our attractive Memorial Gardens
offer a tranquil place to reflect on those who gave their lives
in defence of the nation.
superb ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition features
the work of famous figures from the aviation world who had Yorkshire
connections, including Sir George Cayley, Robert Blackburn,
Amy Johnson and Sir Barnes Wallis. Newly in March 2016 is the
fascinating “Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins – Terror
from the Sky” exhibition, charting the development of
lighter-than-air flight and the use of airships during WWI.
See Yorkshire's pioneering Cayley Glider along with the Wright
Flyer, unique Halifax Bomber, fighters made famous in the Battle
of Britain such as the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire,
Mosquito Nightfighter, and modern jets such as the Mirage III
and Tornado GR4 taking us into the supersonic age!
now have 7 live jet and propeller aircraft within the collection,
from WWI fighters to the WWII Douglas Dakota and the mighty
jets with the Yorkshire built Blackburn Buccaneer and Nimrod
MR2 and Victor V-bomber, which all take part in our exciting
“Thunder Days” and other events.
The excellent cafe provides hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments
in an atmospheric setting, reminiscent of a war-time ‘NAAFI’
- the perfect place to take a break during your visit.
Museum is a VAQAS accredited quality Attraction from Visit Britain,
the national tourism organisation and has been voted by the
public as the Going Places Top Specialist Attraction for 2014/15.
The Museum holds the Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence.