Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum

Halifax way Elvington
York YO41 4AU

A Memorial Museum based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command Base, RAF Elvington, now the largest example of its type open to the public. Original buildings, including the Control Tower, now house some 15 fascinating exhibitions, including 'Against the Odds' the story of Bomber Command and 'Pioneers of Aviation', charting the work of Yorkshire aviation pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the aeroplane, Robert Blackburn and aviators such as Amy Johnson. The internationally renowned aircraft collection covers the birth of manned flight with the Cayley Glider, through WWI and WWII to the supersonic age.

Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York

York YO10 5DD

The Borthwick Institute for Archives is one of the biggest archive respositories outside London. During our 50 year history we have collected archives from all around the world, from the 12th century to the present day. The Borthwick Institute originally specialised in ecclesiastical archives, but the past three decades or so have seen an enormous growth in the range and type of our holdings. Many of our archives have regional, national or international importance.

Crimlisk Fisher Archive

Filey Town Council, Council Ofices, Queen Street
Filey YO14 9HE

In 1991 Filey Town Council started an archive of local heritage material. The basis for this now extensive collection were donations of material from Fred Fisher and also John Crimlisk. Fred had held the photographic collection of Filey photographer Walter Fisher, this collection is shared now between Filey Museum and The Crimlisk-Fisher Archive, both being located on Queen Street, Filey.

Dales Countryside Museum

Station Yard
Hawes DL8 3NT

This fascinating museum, managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, tells the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales past and present, and stimulates visitors to think about its future. Displays interpret the development of the Dales from prehistoric times to the present day.

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

York YO1 9XD

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is one of York's medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens, it is open to the public as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. Collections: The Hall contains fine collections of paintings, furniture and silver, all of which are on display to the public.

National Railway Museum

Leeman Road
York YO26 4XJ

For a fantastic free day out in York visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Explore our three giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, the iconic Japanese Bullet Train a stunning collection of Royal Trains and the towering Chinese locomotive. With daily demonstrations, loads of interactive exhibits, a special event programme and FREE museum admission, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

North East Film Archive

School of Arts and Media, Teesside University
Middlesbrough TS1 3BA

The North East Film Archive (NEFA) is the public moving image archive for the North East of England. We hold over 36,000 hours of historical films and videos illustrating 20th century life and work in County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and the Tees Valley.

North Yorkshire County Record Office

Malpas Road
Northallerton DL7 8TB

The North Yorkshire County Record Office was established in 1949 and now occupies purpose-adapted premises, storing millions of documents in line with British Standard 5454, and making them available for a wide range of uses, from legal enquiries, to education and enjoyment. The Record Office offers a source of expertise in record keeping for the County Council and the people of North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Pickering Station
Pickering YO18 7AJ

Britain's most popular heritage steam railway running through 18 miles of the North York Moors National Park.

Scarborough Collections

Woodend, The Crescent
Scarborough YO11 2PW

Scarborough Collections is a unique facility housed in the Woodend Creative Workspace. It offers access to Scarborough's Collections which includes a vast array of social and natural history specimens that have been collected by the town over the years and include things like ammonites, beetles, paintings, prehistoric pots, even cuddly toys. These collections are now housed under one roof in a state of the art storage facility. Collections: Scarborough.

Teesside Archives

Exchange House, 6 Marton Road
Middlesbrough TS1 1DB

Teesside Archives collects and preserves archive material from churches, official and private sources in the areas served by the councils of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton on Tees. We are able to offer a postal search service for members of the public who are unable to visit the department in person.

Whitby Archives Heritage Centre

Whitby YO21 3BA

A heritage centre containing historic photographs and artefacts from Whitby and North Yorkshire area. Family and local history departments, exhibition hall and heritage shop. Holders of the entire collection of the Whitby Gazette and home to the original West Cliff historic whalebone arch.

WR Mitchell Archive

Town Hall
Settle BD24 9EJ

A collection of over 400 taped interviews of Yorkshire Dales Folk collected by WR 'Bill' Mitchell, editor of The Dalesman magazine.

York Archives & Local History

Archives and Local History, Acomb Explore, Front Street, Acomb
York YO24 3BZ

Our collection contains thousands of unique documents, plans and photographs that tell the story of 800 years of York's history. Our oldest document dates from 1155, the most recent from 2012.

York City Archives

Exhibition Square
York YO1 7EW

The council minutes and accounts cover 500 years of civic life including the Mystery Plays and many references to Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III). They include some records of York City Courts. The 20th century collection includes housing clearance areas with an extensive collection of photographs and also sources for town planning and conservation.

Yorkshire Film Archive

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk
York YO31 7EX

The Yorkshire Film Archive is the public access film archive for Yorkshire and the Humber. We hold over 14,000 items of film and video tape, dating from the earliest days of film making in the 1880s to the present day.