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Fleet Air Arm Museum

Add Fleet Air Arm Museum to your Itinerary

Concorde and other naval aircraft

About

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.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled

Catering

  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - between 1 and 4 hours
  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • Max group size - 50
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road 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. Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1206
  • Very Good
    509
  • Average
    78
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • daisy1312potter
    Hampshire
    GREAT DAY OUT
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th May 2019
    If you are into Aircraft this museum has it all. Easy to find, Aircraft carrier is great fun for any age you watch a aircraft being launched then it comes back on deck. Then you go around the decks... Read full review
  • VickiCrisp
    Street, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great family day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th May 2019
    We have been here many times. Fantastic place to let the kids blow off steam whatever the weather. Lovely cafe and playpark. Read full review
  • wcoppard
    Perth, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Didn’t disappoint
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th May 2019
    Brilliant display of aircraft from the fleet air arm. Many iconic aircraft on display. The flight deck display is outstanding. Read full review
RNAS Yeovilton
Ilchester
Somerset
BA22 8HT

Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* 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

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