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Yorkshire Air Museum

There are also exhibits housed within the airfield buildings, each of the buildings having themed displays, and displayed around the site are examples of military vehicles, both army and airforce types.".

Many of the aircraft exhibits are displayed in the open air. Among these are a Dakota, a Harrier GR3, a couple of Tornado GR1's, a Canbera and a Hunter to name some of them. Within the hangar are a variety of types but pride of place goes to the rebuilt Halifax bomber "Friday the 13th".

The airfield buildings have been refurbished to house the many collections. Among them are the collection of aircraft gun turrets in the Airgunners room, the Barnes Wallis collection, Uniform displays and a room dedicated to 609 auxilliary squadron, which initially recruited from the West Yorkshire region. There is also a Restaurant (NAAFI) and a small gift shop.

I would reccommend a visit to this museum to anyone with an interest in military history. The staff are friendly and helpful and the site is well laid out. As well as static displays there are interactive items, such as the chance to test your shooting on firing range simulations. (Don't let the wife try these, mine beat me quite easily, much to my embarasment). There are many signposts around the site helping the visitors navigate around but I would suggest buying a museum guidebook (price 1) to ensure getting the most from your visit.

Admission costs 5 per adult, 3 per child and 4 per senior citizen. A family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) costs 14. Opening hours are 10:00am - 5:00pm in the summer, 10:00am - 3:30pm in the winter and the museum is open all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The museum's web site is www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk and telephone number is 01904 608595.
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I've been modelling off and on for 25 years. Thanks to this site I'm really into the hobby in a big way, and although I've a long way to go my skills are definately improving.


Comments

Nice work Martin...... And a light bulb went off !!!!!! :-) :-)
SEP 23, 2005 - 11:04 PM