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The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, which is also known as AeroVenture, is located at Doncaster in South Yorkshire on the former site of RAF Doncaster.

The museum contains a collection of aircraft from the first airshow in Britain at Doncaster Racecourse in 1909, to modern fast jets and civil light aircraft, as well as cockpits and interactive exhibits.

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History
The Aeroventure site was a civilian airport in the 1930s and the museum was constructed by the RAF in 1938.

The airport was used by the RAF in the Second World War (RAF Doncaster) and later the civilian operators fenced off Aeroventure from the airport to be used as a water board depot. The rest of the airfield was re-developed into what is now the Lakeside development and the water board continued to use their depot until the late 1990's.

After the water board vacated the site then South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum moved in. After much hard work renovating the site the museum opened to the public in 1999 and was called 'Aeroventure'.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Address & Travel
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Dakota Way
Airbourne Road
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN4 7FB
Telephone: 01302 761616

Car:
The museum is located just a few minutes drive from M18 junction 3. Follow signs for 'Lakeside' until you pick up the signs for 'Aircraft Museum' with the propellor symbols. If approaching from Bawtry Road the museum take the junction for the Dome/Asda and follow the brown signs. The satnav postcode DN4 7NW works best.

Rail:
Doncaster Railway station and Robin Hood airport both offer good links for visitors coming from further afield.

Bus:
The number 55, 57, and 91 buses will take visitors from the town centre interchange to the Dome, from there it is only a short walk to the museum.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm during British Summer Time and 10am-4pm through the winter.

During school holidays the museum is open 7 days a week and is also open on bank holidays.

For more information then visit the
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum official website.


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Local hotels for the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.


Museum Aircraft




Museum Aircraft:
Main Hangar
Auster V fuselage (RT520)
Austin Whippet Replica
Avro Anson C.19 cockpit (VP519)
Avro Lancaster X fuselage (KB976)
Bell 47 Sioux AH.1 (XT242)
Blackburn B.2 fuselage (G-ADFO/G-ACBH)
Bleriot IX Replica
Cessna F.150G (G-AVAA)
de Havilland Vampire T.11 (XE935)
de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 (WB733)
Douglas DC-3 (N4565L)
Gloster Meteor T.7 cockpit (WA662)
Gloster Meteor F.8 cockpit (WL131)
Hawker Tempest V cockpit (SN280)
Hawker Hunter T.7 cockpit (N-302)
Hawker Hunter FGA.9 cockpit (XG297)
Hawker Hunter GA.11 cockpit (WT741)
Hawker-Siddley HS.748 cockpit (G-OPFW)
Hiway Skytrike (G-MJKP)
Hunting Jet Provost T.4 cockpit (XS216)
Mainair Triflyer (G-MMDK)
North American Harvard cockpit (FX322)
Panavia Tornado F.2 cockpit (ZD938)
Robinson R-22 (G-DELB)
Robinson R-22 cockpit (EI-JWM)
SARO Skeeter AOP.12 (XM561)
Slingsby Cadet TX.3 cockpit (XN238)
Slingsby Prefect TX.1 (WE987)
Slingsby Sedbergh TX.1 (WB969)
Sud Gazelle AH.1 (XX411)
Vickers Varsity T.1 cockpit (WJ903)
WACO CG-4 Hadrian replica cockpit
Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 (XA870)
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (XJ398)
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (XP345)
Westland Wessex HU.5 (XS481)
Westland Scout AH.1 (XP190)
Westland Scout AH.1 cockpit (XP902)
Whittaker MW5-K (G-MVNT)
Whittaker MW8 (G-MYJX)

Building 19
Grumman AA-1-B (G-BCLW)
Handley Page Jetstream 200 cockpit (G-ATXH)
Hawker Siddley HS125 cockpit (G-BOCB)
Hunting Jet Provost T.3 cockpit (XM411)
Hunting Jet Provost T.3 cockpit (XN511)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 fuselage (XX669)
Vickers Valletta cockpit (WJ476)

Outside
Aermacchi MB339A fuselage
Airship Developments AD500 Skyship (G-BECE)
Avro Vulcan B.2 cockpit (XL388)
Beagle Pup 160 cockpit (HB-NAV)
Blackburn Beverley cockpit (XL149)
Blackburn Buccaneer cockpit (XN979)
English Electric Canberra B.2 cockpit (WD395)
English Electric Canberra T.4 cockpit (XH584)
English Electric Canberra T.17 cockpit (WJ565)
English Electric Canberra T.19 cockpit (WJ975)
English Electric Lightning F.3 (XP706)
English Electric Lightning F.6 cockpit (XR754)
Handley Page Jetstream T.1 (XX477)
Hawker Hunter F.51 (E-424)
Hawker Siddley Harrier GR.3 (XV752)
Hawker Siddley Nimrod R.1 cockpit (XW666)
Hunting Jet Provost T.3a (XM350)
Percival Sea Prince T.1 (WF122)
Piper PA-23 Apache (G-APMY)
Piper PA-28 Cherokee cockpit (G-RAYE)
Westland Scout AH.1 (XV139)
Westland Seaking HAS.6 (XV677)
Westland Wessex HAS.1 (XS887)
Westland Whirlwind HAS.9 (XN386)

The aircraft listed here are on public display however there are more aircraft in deep storage or restoration which can be viewed on one of the regular workshop tour days.