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
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- On Bus Route
- Min group size - 15
- Special group rates
- Marketed towards families
- Groups Accepted
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsThe 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 DirectionsFor comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good521
- kenneth gGoole, United KingdomDisappointingWednesday, 9th October 2019The museum is overpriced and as an ex Fleet Air Arm member was very disappointing. Cartoon footage of carrier take-off and landing. When queried about this was told "Due to copyright" but in other... Read full review
- David MMaidstone, United KingdomFabulous place to visit, for all the familyThursday, 10th October 2019Spent a day here when the weather wasn't looking too promising. Excellent display of aircraft, over four halls. Plenty to see and participate in. Good facilities for children if it is dry and warm... Read full review
- tiggi02Margate, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA great informative placeSaturday, 12th October 2019My husband and I had a lovely time walking around learning all about the aircrafts. History was amazing to learn about too. Access for wheelchairs and buggies looked good and the cafe serve vegan... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)1935 840 565
|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