The Fleet Air Arm Museum offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family. You’ll be up close and personal among Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft, plus you can step on board the first British Concorde and see the cockpit first hand.
The museum takes you to the heart of the action within the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience. You’ll ‘fly’ by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the HMS Ark Royal. On board you’ll see ten aircraft and two enormous projection screens showing a Phantom Interceptor Fighter and Buccaneer Low Level Strike Bomber take off and land around you. The sonic and visual assault on the senses is breathtaking.
You’ll experience the drama of a working flight deck and feel the wind in your hair as you witness an air sea rescue when a Buccaneer is lost over the side of the Ark Royal into the sea. You will even see a nuclear bomb.
Outside is a children’s ‘Mini Marines’ adventure playground, a licensed restaurant, shop, ample free parking and excellent disabled access.
More than a museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum is an exciting experience revealing the history of Naval aviation. Situated alongside Europe’s busiest military air station, you may even see military aircraft going through their training procedures.
- Gift Shop
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Facilities for the Disabled
- Picnic Site
Children & Infants
- Facilities for children
- Available for wedding receptions
- Cater for groups
- Conference facilities
- Event venue
- Approx length of visit - between 1 and 4 hours
- Celebrity connection
- Film or TV location
- Max group size - 50
- Min group size - 15
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- On Bus Route
- Special group rates
- Marketed towards families
- Groups Accepted
Map & Directions
The museum is located on the B3151 just off the A303 and A37. It is accessible from the M5 motorway, junction 25 at Taunton. Yeovilton is situated some seven miles north of Yeovil, forty miles south of Bristol, thirty miles north of Weymouth and thrity miles south east of Weston-Super -Mare.
Public Transport DirectionsFor comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good490
- christopher dkidderminsterTrip Type:Solo travelSerendipitySaturday, 22nd September 2018I went to Glastonbury for a couple of days at the RSPB site at Ham Wall and had an afternoon to kill when discovered this gem. Stuffed with aircraft, many of which I can remember over my lifetime. It... Read full review
- Kay PTrip Type:CouplesGreat place to go for a visitSaturday, 22nd September 2018We visited the museum on a recent holiday. My hubby is mad about all things flight related so for him this was an ideal place to go. Despite me not sharing his great interest I have to say this was a... Read full review
- pjpl88Salisbury, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyKeep going back for more!Friday, 21st September 2018This place has a vast collection of British naval aviation aircraft, and some really innovative aircraft from the past too. You can get up close and personal with the aircraft, climbing through a... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565
|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
* The Museum is open all year round.
Summer: 25th March – October, open daily, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Winter: November – March, Open Wed – Sun, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Also open all Somerset half terms and school holidays.
Closed 24/25/26 December