Museum’s flying high

The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, York , has been awarded a tourism awards for its attractions. Pictured is director of the museum, Ian Reed, with a Douglas DC3 Dakota from 1944 getting a fresh coat of paint ready for the new season. picture mike cowling feb 1 2011
The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, York , has been awarded a tourism awards for its attractions. Pictured is director of the museum, Ian Reed, with a Douglas DC3 Dakota from 1944 getting a fresh coat of paint ready for the new season. picture mike cowling feb 1 2011

AN AIR museum is flying high after being named one of the top tourist attractions in the country.

The Yorkshire Air Museum picked up an accolade in the competition run by the leading tourism newspaper Going Places.

Museum director Ian Reed said: “We are absolutely delighted with the news and to be voted best attraction by the public is the greatest accolade. We’ve worked hard to ensure the Yorkshire Air Museum is recognised as a national destination and our status as Allied Air Forces Memorial is beginning to bring the museum, and the team here, the acknowledgement they deserve.”

The Going Places publication is seen as a leading voice for pinpointing the nation’s major tourist attractions.

Others to pick up awards in Yorkshire included Lightwater Valley theme park and Ripon Workhouse Museum.

The managing director for Going Places, Ken Darville-Smith, said: “This is an opportunity to recognise some of the leading attractions in places like Yorkshire and the efforts of the staff who work there.”

The air museum was named as the best specialist attraction

The winners were selected on the experiences of visitors who rated the attractions on a range of criteria including the cleanliness of the sites and the helpfulness of staff.