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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
  • Min group size - 15
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • 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.

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
    1127
  • Very Good
    490
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • christopher d
    kidderminster
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Serendipity
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd September 2018
    I 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 P
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great place to go for a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd September 2018
    We 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
  • pjpl88
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Keep going back for more!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 21st September 2018
    This 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
RNAS Yeovilton
Ilchester
Somerset
BA22 8HT

Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565

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Opening Times

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

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